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Understanding Trailer Shocks

The Breakdown: Trailer Suspension

For many of our people, the suspension of their trailer is often not considered. It’s simple to use spring hangers, coils, bolts, springs and shock absorbers? ?… But is it really that easy? Actually, it’s quite a bit more complex than you imagine. It involves knowing the fundamentals of the suspension on a trailer and most importantly, adjusting the correct suspension for your use for the trailer. This article explains the essential information you need about the suspension of a trailer.


The suspension is constructed to connect the wheels and brakes directly to the body of a trailer. It also assists in absorbing the physical force caused by the roads. In addition, it has to reduce noise while still allowing for controlling the vehicle. If you’re unsure about which suspension for your trailer will best meet your requirements, please give us an email.

Leaf Springs

The leaf springs are continuously produced in large numbers. They’ve been around for more than 100 years They’re still capable being able to withstand the abrasive roads. The trailers that are light often employ “slipper springs.” It’s spring set in which the front part is connected to an axis of pivot. The back portion of the leaf moves effortlessly against the interiors of a box made of metal. Both are light, inexpensive to purchase, and easy to set up. However, the downside to both of them is they’re intended for heavy-duty use.

For heavy-duty usage the leaf springs are positioned through bolts that connect the main eye of the leaf in both directions. The rear end is linked onto a pivoting shackle that is connected directly with the frame. These points could have simple bolts attached to them or have bolts attached to them.

Leaf springs can accomplish an amazing job by themselves. But they are prone to be affected by the fluctuation of wheel camber, as either side is able to rise and fall when the wheels are passing across the moving arc. Any change in the geometry on one side of the trailer can significantly impact the geometry of the other which could lead to bump steer issues.

Trailing Arm Independent Suspension

In the case of this suspension, there’s no transfer of force from one side of the trailer one side to another. Wheels are typically vertical through the entire travel. Additionally, they have a wider mobility. If you plan to go off-road, its lack of a cross-vehicle axle beam allows an excellent ground clearance advantage.

Air Ride Suspension

It is usually an uncomplicated variant of the trailing arms setup variant. The spring load is created via a metal coil, and it is then pumped through a rubber bag that is pressurized. It offers a variety of benefits for the user , ranging from riding height and stiffness control and parking-levelling alternativesit’s a useful system for people who are riding on trailers.

Air ride trailers suspended are likely to glide across the dirtiest roads. However, being able to make height or ride modifications requires an on-board supply of air from either an air compressor Cylinder.

Independent Rubber Suspension (IRS)

It is the IRS which is also known as Independent Rubber Suspension provides a wide range of options for people who wish their trailer suspensions to be light and simple. It has several rubber parts that are put into the hexagon tube that runs through the entire trailer. The system is bolted-on and doesn’t need any additional adjustments. It does not require shock absorbers and allows the user complete of control on the trailer’s size and height.

Making the right choice about a suspension requires a extensive knowledge of the issues they’re addressing. Talking about them with an expert or someone with experience with suspensions is a wise option prior to making the final decision.

Then, let’s get to the crucial details. The type of suspension that is most suitable to your specific needs will depend on the application you’re using. Camper caravans and trailers have the option of a variety of suspensions but most machines or plant trailers employ leaf springs. This is because of their overall performance and price (as they’re a more affordable alternative).

Get in touch with our experts when shopping for trailer shocks.