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Forum: Shocks 10-11-2006, 07:49 PM
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Posted By golddigger
I think you'll end up paying for shipping unless...

I think you'll end up paying for shipping unless the dealer has them in stock. The shipping costs will probably be offset by a ME sales tax saving, if you do a drop ship. The ME dealer did not have...
Forum: Shocks 10-11-2006, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By golddigger
Not sure what constitutes short travel, but I...

Not sure what constitutes short travel, but I measured the compressed at about 9 5/8 and expanded to about 14 1/2. This appears to be a 50% or so expansion factor. Not sure if that is particularily...
Forum: Shocks 10-11-2006, 03:26 PM
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Posted By golddigger
I suspected they'd be worn after this summer's...

I suspected they'd be worn after this summer's travels so I decided to just pull one off and check. And it was basically dead. I have probably towed the trailer 40K+ miles since I bought it; only...
Forum: Shocks 10-11-2006, 03:19 PM
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Posted By golddigger
You are correct. Typical shocks appear to provide...

You are correct. Typical shocks appear to provide uni-directional dampening. That is, they are hard to compress but expand all by themselves. The trailer shocks are hard to expand AND contract.
Forum: Shocks 10-10-2006, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By golddigger
Replacement shock

Looking for alternative shocks was a dead end for me. I have spent hours looking for alternatives to my 98 and finally broke down and bought them from Airstream. All the tech support at Gabriel (mfg...
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