Originally Posted by Rzrbrn
Thinking about ordering a 5.0TA. Currently have a Casita 17'SD with shock absorbers (Orbital Machine Works) installed. Casita has the Dexter axle, the shocks work well.
Is there a shock kit for the 5.0TA available? Has anyone done this modification?
I had a 2013 Casita SD with the orbital shocks installed. Before the shocks, everything in the trailer would be displaced and/or the doors popped open each time we hit a bump in the road. After installing the shocks, the ride was much improved! At least, things didn't move around as much.
Now I have an Escape 21 and had thought that shocks were needed as well before we picked up the trailer. After putting some miles on the new trailer, I can say without a doubt that the Escape without shocks rides smoother than the Casita did with them. There is a night and day difference between a single and a tandem axle trailer in the way it handles bumps in the road.
Shocks on an Escape would help but they are not the dramatic difference that you see with the Casita. I'm not sure I would be willing to pay for the upgrade cost for shocks given the slight improvement that could be made. The Escape rides really good as it is.