February '20

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46 • RV PRO • February 2020 rv-pro.com and it's a much bigger category than the motorhome market," he says. He explains that Roadmaster's Comfort Ride shock absorbers have an adjustable mounting bracket that allows the shocks to be mounted vertically, where they have the leverage to limit up-and- down motion on both com- pression and rebound. They are also angled 15 degrees to the outside to provide sway control. The trailer's weight stays centered over the tires, which helps control sway by limiting lateral suspension travel and side- to-side rocking. "RVers basically have a 3.2-magni- tude earthquake going on the entire time they're towing their trailers. When a trailer is brand new, it has soft and pliable roof sealant, but over time they harden and become brittle," Robinson says. "So, as that 'earthquake' is twitching and flexing, those joints as the trailer is going down the road, it's causing the seam sealant to break, causing water intrusion, resulting in eventual water damage and repair work." Roadmaster also is offering slipper Roadmaster's new product, Smart Diode (pictured), is designed to be "smart" enough to recognize the variable voltage in the towed car and will automatically carry the appropriate voltage to the dinghy's lights. (The smart diodes are necessary on any new vehicle that uses variable voltage lighting.) leaf spring kits that replace the OEM base springs. Slipper springs are a central hanger that isolates each axle, so the two springs are no longer connected, and the spring ends ride on rollers. Each spring is free to absorb and dissipate energy, in effect creating an independent axle system for improved ride and handling. "They break the connection between Chad Aughenbaugh loads drop hitches into the bead blaster. The bead blaster uses steel shot to knock off mill scale and surface imperfections in preparation of applying a powder-coat finish.

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