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48 • RV PRO • December 2018 rv-pro.com A F T E R M A R K E T there aren't pre-drilled leaf springs on a customer's vehicle, then we have a special tool that we offer to make the drilling process that much easier. Once the holes are drilled in the leaf springs, the installa- tion is the same as the no-drill version," Kay says. The company is so confident about its StableLoad line, it offers a 30-day money back guarantee on top of the lifetime warranty for consumers. As for upkeep, Kay says, "The only maintenance we suggest is for customers to hose the product off if exposed to excessive road salts or salty water, just like they would the underbody of a truck and trailer. We also offer a stainless-steel version of StableLoad, which successfully combats corrosion in extreme conditions." Dynamic Suspensions' Stability Plus Stabilizer Australian-based supplier Dynamic Suspensions is looking to make inroads in the North American market for its Stability Plus Stabilizer. To do that, the company has turned to industry veteran Steve Plemmons, for- merly the longtime owner of the Bill Ple- mmons RV World in Rural Hall, N.C., a 67-year-old dealership currently in its third generation of family ownership. Plemmons grew up in the industry, with 20-plus years as a service depart- ment technician with mechanical skills in fabrication, welding, rebuilding and wood working, as well as man- agement training and corporate expansion. In his relatively new role as the North Amer- ican agent for Dynamic Suspensions, Plemmons is leveraging his industry experience to educate dealers, installers and consumers about the Stability Plus Stabilizer and the business behind it, whose owner has more than 60 years of suspension manufac- turing experience. Plemmons says the company's Stability Plus Stabilizer originated 10-plus years ago in the harsh Bush territory of Australia. It was invented to help carry a heavy load in more off-road situations, with many ben- efits to remote farmers and journeymen who are known to overload the factory leaf springs. "The engineer said, if you control the rear end of a vehicle, you control the trailer. A truck is going to squat in the back unless the springs are stiff enough to handle it and, typically, that means the ride will be hard," Plemmons says. Unique to the Stability Plus Stabi- lizer is its half-spring design, "and that's important to note," he says, "because when a spring goes all the way across and weight is applied, the front shackle bolts can be lifted and that compromises the traction of the front tires. With our design, the front stays steady and only the rear moves up and down. This product is the first in history to actually eliminate sway altogether, thereby removing the need for those bars and sway control. It's also the world's first variable rate spring, rated from 1 to 10,000 pounds," he adds. In addition to the half-spring con- struction, Plemmons credits the para- bolic, variable-rate design and grease- able 10.8-grade steel bolts as features that set it apart from anything else on the market. Greaseable swing shackles allow the product to move and twist with the leaf spring, thereby reducing body roll, After a lifetime working at the family dealership, Steve Plemmons is now acting as the North American sales rep for Australian firm Dynamic Suspensions. The company says its Stability Plus Stabilizer was specifically developed to help carry loads in off-road situations.

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