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Caravan Shock Absorbers

Taking a trip in your caravan? This is perhaps the best way to connect with yourself and spend some time away from the bustle of city life. However, when you are out exploring, it’s important to ensure that important caravan parts are up to scratch. This includes shock absorbers.

What These Are For

Generally, most caravans come with shock absorbers pre-installed. Caravan shock absorbers are installed by most reputable caravan manufacturers on their new caravans and campers.

These absorbers dampen the strain that comes from travelling somewhat rugged terrain. And that’s not all; they also keep it from affecting your caravan.

You’ll Need To Know…

Caravan shock absorbers—campers might know these as shockies—don’t add load to the caravans. These kits generally stop functioning perfectly within 5 years. Check your caravan shock absorber kit if you’ve had your caravan for a while.

All popular Caravan shock absorbers have standard dimensions (Max Open—380mm, and Max Close 255mm) and must be installed leaning to the rear of the Caravan by 15%. However, a little more or a little less is OK.

You can even mount your shock absorbers almost parallel to the road, connected between the spring hanger and the bottom of the U-bolts. Finally, your shock absorber should be measured for 1/2 of the stroke and mounted in that position.

Shock absorbers increase your bearing life and prevent a lot of vibration fatigue normally experienced in trailers without shock absorbers. Wondering whether shock absorbers help prevent vibration fatigue? The answer is absolutely. This is why car makers use shock absorbers on all 4 wheels.

Buying Shock Absorbers From Couplemate

If your caravan shock absorbers aren’t working properly, you can order a new kit from Couplemate. We stock all sorts of caravan parts and trailer parts, including trailer shock absorbers. You can either place an order online or give us a call.

Most importantly, we deliver your purchase to any location in Australia. Furthermore, we source only the best, most durable parts. You can pick from top-of-the-line shock absorbers and shock absorber hanger kits on the market today.

Couplemate sells the best quality trailer and caravan spares throughout Australia—covering the Northern Territory, Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, and Queensland. We also ship products via Australia Post Air to New Zealand.