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Suspension and Brakes

RV Suspension and Brake Products

There are 1033 Suspension and Brakes Products in this category


  • Airbag Systems

  • Sway Bars

  • Axles Hubs and Bearings

    Replacing RV Axle Hubs And Maintaining Your RV Wheel Bearings

    Many RV parts and accessories or components require routine inspections or RV care servicing before embarking on a great vacation adventure. A wheel bearing failure is one of the leading causes of RV roadside repairs. Not only it is an inconvenience but it can cause a very serious situation that can cause an accident, serious injury or even death. To determine if there are compatible axle hubs and bearings to replace your current hubs to a more standard size, you will have to take several precise measurements on the spindle of your axle. Experts suggest to use a set of dial calipers to obtain these measurements. When you're purchasing a trailer hub assembly on a trailer supply or trailer parts superstore, there are some important information to know in order to make the correct selection. Wheel hubs vary in dimensions based on the si­ze of the trailer wheels and the bearing load. As for wheel bearings, you just simply replace them if they are in bad shape.

    Before you buy in a RV parts store, you should:

    • Find out how many stud holes should be in your hub. Hub assemblies usually comes with either 4 or 5 holes around the circumference.
    • Most wheel hubs have bolt hole diameters between 4 and 6 inches, divided into half-inch increments. To obtain that figure, measure from the center of that large bolt hole to the center of a stud hole, and divide that number by two.
    • Know the inner and outer bearing size. Most of these bearings have a reference number engraved on them that indicates their diameter or part number. The dealer you buy the hub from should have that chart available, or you can find it in any RV supply store or ordering RV parts online.

    Once you have your wheel hub assembly with the correct specifications, it's time to install or have a pro install your bearings. You will need to measure the seal, inner bearing, and outer bearing. When repacking bearings, they should always be cleaned with a proper bearing cleaner and wiped dry, then thoroughly inspected by looking for rough spots or pitting on the surfaces and for signs of overheating and wear. When cleaned, they should spin freely and have no rough spots. In most cases, an RV or motorhome is parked in the off-season. Without proper scheduled RV maintenance, condensation can be a factor. Rust can form inside the bearing assembly, and when travelling the rust will start to scratch the bearing roller surface, which will cause excess friction and heat.


    This will eventually lead to fatigue, disintegration of the wheel bearing and welding of the center of the bearing to the spindle. The axle and brake assembly also will be destroyed in many cases. Even if you are not a pro doing this kind of stuff, a great tip is to always carry a complete wheel bearing kit or spare with all the parts and tools required to do a roadside repair. That way you have the parts readily available for a qualified technician anytime and anywhere to get you safely back on the road. And if you are confident, you can do the wheel bearing repack yourself.

  • Braking

    Braking and safety go hand in hand, so make sure you're braking safely with all the equipment you need, which can all be found in this section. We have electric brake controls to help the braking force get to where it needs to be, brake assemblies for those that are showing their age and even exhaust brake kits to help you take advantage of your vehicles exhaust pressure to assist in slowing down your vehicle.

  • Handling and Suspension

    They key to travelling both comfortably and safely is having the right suspension and steering components for the size of vehicle you're driving. If you're looking to get more performance out of your vehicle, than check out our selection of parts like shock absorbers, air bags, solid bags, steering controls, suspension parts, suspension stabilizers and full suspension assemblies for the rear of your motorhome, sure to have you riding in style again.

  • Shock Absorbers

  • StableLoad

  • Steering Controls

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Suspension and Brakes

RV Suspension and Brakes

The maintenance of brake and suspension system keeps your RV rolling down the road smooth and safe.


RV Suspension Maintenance

When it comes to RV maintenance and the components while trailer and fifth-wheel suspension systems are frequently neglected, a proper function and well-maintain suspension has to ensures a safe and enjoyable towing experie...

RV Suspension and Brakes

The maintenance of brake and suspension system keeps your RV rolling down the road smooth and safe.


RV Suspension Maintenance

When it comes to RV maintenance and the components while trailer and fifth-wheel suspension systems are frequently neglected, a proper function and well-maintain suspension has to ensures a safe and enjoyable towing experience. The latest technology on suspension systems serve as attachment points between the trailer’s axles and frame when traveling over bumps and holes and these suspension system keeps the tires in contact with the road while absorbing and damping the jolting effect road-surface imperfections can cause breakdown along the road. Doing a general examination to onto if leaning toward one side or does one tire sit higher in the wheel well than the others because tires on one side these conditions might be caused by the contents of the trailer being poorly distributed of a tandem suspension the same distance apart as the tires. An indicate broken or worn suspension components often move excessively while being towed causing clunking grinding or creaking noises into swaying which also indicate problems with the suspension system.


RV Suspension Systems

Most RV suspension systemsuse leaf springs to cushion the ride because leaf-spring setups are mechanically uncomplicated and inexpensive and having a main spring with eyelets at each end progressively shorter springs fastened by a center bolt because the length, width, contour, thickness and number of leaves determine how stiff the leaf spring is to support the weight. It’s been used in suspension systems for centuries but modern manufacturing techniques have greatly increased their strength and reliability as well as how smooth they do the job.


RV Brakes and Bearings

RV Brakes and Bearings also require service which recommended maintenance schedule like the repacking bearings every year because if brakes have no automatic adjustment it should be adjusted every three months and linings should be visually inspected because annual service should include inspecting the running gear that include suspensions. Driving a towed vehicle and RV into the scale with all passengers, supplies and equipment as for a typical trip will take a weight reading as each axle or axle group comes into the scale and the first reading will be the load on the tow vehicles front axle, the second one is the total tow vehicle weight including the trailer tongue weight that gives the loading on the tow vehicle rear axle combined towing weight carried by the trailer axles.


Electric Brake Controls

The electric brake controller is a necessary safety feature when towing a heavy trailer and all of the braking needed to stop the entire rig may be asking for trouble that expecting your tow vehicle to provide. Most electric brake controls applied the amount of braking needed depending on speed because of the pressure applied to the brake pedal and the rate of deceleration and if not adjusted properly the trailer brakes may grab, skid or not working at all. Electric brake controls are installed in tow vehicle which applies the trailer brakes automatically when the tow vehicle's brakes have been applied and the trailer brakes may need to when the weather or weight of the trailer load changes with the power knob adjust on the brake controller because the reduction in braking power may be needed when roads are slippery.



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