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Old 05-19-2020, 06:53 PM   #1
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Morryde Wide Stance Equalizer

Hope everyone is doing well.
I've been using my time at home to prep my camper for some summer travel (hopefully).
For the past few days I've been researching equalizers, wet bolts and heavy duty shackle kits for my 2014 Hill Country 32FR travel trailer. Having a wide stance wheel base didnt make it any easier.
Tried calling eTrailer and was on hold for a while, decided to email Morryde to get info on the wet bolts and shackles...low and behold the guy tells me they have come out with a new equalizer for wide stance wheels.
Anyone used or heard anything on the Morryde CRE2-1475? There isn't much on the interwebs on it.dont even have price at the moment.
Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-19-2020, 07:43 PM   #2
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Did you try and buy it from them? Do they have it available or is it still in the blue print stage?
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Old 05-20-2020, 10:21 AM   #3
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Found a few places to buy


https://tweetys.com/suspension-kit-s...m-42in-wb.aspx


https://www.explosivepowersports.com...awr-cre2-1475/


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Havent talked to them yet, will be calling this afternoon.

Thanks Mark, I saw those yesterday.

Now I'm just trying to find someone that has used it and their thoughts.
It's fairly new, just came out last fall from what I gather.

I'll let you know what Morryde says
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Old 05-22-2020, 03:00 PM   #5
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Did you try and buy it from them? Do they have it available or is it still in the blue print stage?
Sorry for the delay, I just got off the phone with Ryan Holmes at MorRyde. It's a new product, has been out for less than a year.
There is a qualification guide I had to go through to measure a bunch of stuff to see if it would fit.
http://www.morryde.com/uploads/downl...alifier_v8.pdf

CRE2-1475 is in stock, selling for $199.99

The HD shackle and wet bolt kit is also in stock
U012-016 selling for $97.99

Should be here next week.
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Thanks for the reply.
It will be interesting to hear your report after you get everything installed and have a chance to do some test runs.
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Old 06-03-2020, 02:47 PM   #7
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First, for anyone wondering I had to have my last post in this thread deleted, that's why it will seem like the same post.

The parts arrived Monday, these things are big and heavy duty. To give you an idea of their size, that booklet on the right is 8.5x11.5
The equalizers weighed 36 lbs!
The HD shackle kit was shipped separately and weighed 12 lbs

Although there appears to be no damage to anything, I was a little disappointed in the quality of the packaging they came in.

Here are some pix. Hope to have them installed this weekend.20200603_154351.jpg20200601_184539.jpg
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Finally got some halfway decent weather to install the equalizers and wet bolts over the weekend.
It wasn't as easy as the videos I watched made it out to be.
Hardest part was getting the rear leaf spring bolt hole lined back up. I ended up moving the front leaf spring to the lower bolt hole and then then the rear bolt in the lower hole as well. Things went together somewhat easier doing that. The camper now sits approximately 2" higher. But I'm curious if the leaf hangers, need to be reinforced now after changing to the lower holes.

I have not hauled it yet, forgot the grease gun for the bolts and waiting for Morryde to answer my question on the hanges.20200614_135200.jpg
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Do you need the trailer to sit that much higher? If not, I would put i back in the other holes. My thinking is, it would be more stable on the road, plus you would that much less sticking up in the air making wind resistance.
Anyway that's my way of looking at it.
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No, I don't need the extra height at all. However, I'm unable to use the upper holes because once I mount the front bolt, I can't get the rear one lined up to the hole.

There is only 1 hole in the equalizer hanger, but the leaf hangers have 2.
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John, what was in between the axles before you installed the Morryde Wide Stance Equalizer? Did it measure more then the new Morryde?
Couple things seem peculiar to me.
1. that the center hanger has only got one hole. (mine has two)
2. that you can't get it back together using the same holes things were mounted in before. Only thing comes to mind is your new Morryde must be wider/longer, or how ever you want to word it.
3. Also, I wonder if it does anything negative regarding the stance of your axles?



If I remember right, when I did mine, I had to put a bottle jack under the end of the spring to get back up and lined up with the hole.
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... But I'm curious if the leaf hangers, need to be reinforced now after changing to the lower holes.
I don't think it's really necessary, but I did reinforce mine. In the post linked below you can see how I and rcflyer reinforced our hangers.

https://www.crossroadsowners.com/for...ade-14775.html
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John, what was in between the axles before you installed the Morryde Wide Stance Equalizer? Did it measure more then the new Morryde?
Couple things seem peculiar to me.
1. that the center hanger has only got one hole. (mine has two)
2. that you can't get it back together using the same holes things were mounted in before. Only thing comes to mind is your new Morryde must be wider/longer, or how ever you want to word it.
3. Also, I wonder if it does anything negative regarding the stance of your axles?



If I remember right, when I did mine, I had to put a bottle jack under the end of the spring to get back up and lined up with the hole.
Llyod, as you can see. The Morryde is substantially larger than the OEM equalizer. However the distance between the leaf spring bolt holes is the same 14.75 inches. However the center mounting position is somewhat higher on the Morryde.

20200614_101827.jpg

Had I been able to mount the springs in the upper holea, i would have had a bowed shape in the setup, however, using the lower holes everything seems line up better.

20200617_143646.jpg

I did receive a reply from Morryde to my questions.

"Our engineer reviewed your pictures.* The holes that you are using in the picture will be fine.* He also said that the hangers are reinforced, since they have the tapered base.
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We appreciate the pictures, and he said everything looks correct"
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Good deal, that should make you feel better.
I'm also glad to hear you contacted morryde with your concerns.
Doing it that way you should be able to figure you got the correct information.
Let us know how you like the upgrade.
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I don't think it's really necessary, but I did reinforce mine. In the post linked below you can see how I and rcflyer reinforced our hangers.



https://www.crossroadsowners.com/for...ade-14775.html
Davisk, thanks for the info. I had looked over your thread previously, kind of what made me ask the question.
You guys also used the lower holes on the springs, but did your equalizer hanger have 1 hole or 2? Not sure why mine only has 1.
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My '13 only has one hole on the equalizer and 2 on front and rear bracket. . I am on upper ones . But went with 4400 lb springs replace g the 3500s
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The bracket holding the blue section looks adjustable. If you raise the blue section the holes would line up more like your original equalizer. Iím willing to bet if this is true, springs will line up to upper holes in the hangers.
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Unfortunately I don't beleive it's adjustable. There's a rubber bumper inside.
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That slot allows the 3" of travel that the equalizer allows. Those bolts ride up and down in the slot to hit the rubber pucks that are inside.
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That slot allows the 3" of travel that the equalizer allows. Those bolts ride up and down in the slot to hit the rubber pucks that are inside.

Makes sense. I still canít get over the fact the shackles are at an extreme angle compared to what mine are. Mine are halfway from these to being straight up. I wonder what angle was before replacement?
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