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Well not on a trailer but on my trucks. Pulling a 5000 to 6000lbs boat without a  Andserson or Easylift hitch with a 1/2 ton is not fun. With boats Sumo springs it is a whole lot better. I have installed them on two of my own trucks and two company trucks that tow boats.  

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1 hour ago, AZ Wonderer said:

Does anyone know if Sumo Springs are compatible with the LEII?  If so, has anyone installed them and with what result?

Trailer SumoSprings - SuperSprings® International, Inc. (superspringsinternational.com)

 

Why do you think you need them?

Andrew, Carianne and Buffy | San Diego, CA


2019 Legacy Elite II Hull #468 "California Burrito" | 2018 BMW x5 35d 

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I installed Sumo Springs on a half ton Chevrolet pickup and pulled an Elite 2 to Maine and back. I was a lot happier when got home and traded that truck in on an HD2500 Duramax. Sumo Springs are a polyurethane bumper. Not the same as steel leaf springs. 

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@AZ WondererI had had a beer or 6 when I read your first post. I have reread your post and now see that you were asking about Sumos under the trailer, not the TV. After watching the video I want to investigate these further since there are no bumpers on the current setup. 

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Bill and Martha

2018 LEII Hull 313

2019 Chevrolet 2500HD Duramax

 

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I had some on my previous 36 foot fidth wheel  Grand Design and it didn’t worked well because they work only on compression and not on decompression mode. The first 50% of the Sumo, when starting compressing there is no compression resistance and after that its getting too hard. After a few months, i get rid of them and went in Elkard Indiana to get a MoRyde indépendant suspension installed and that’s made a great difference. Sorry about my written english, i’m french Canadians! You don’t need that on an Oli because you already have shocks that work on both mode. 

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Elite2 2022, #1120. RAM 3500 Laramie 2022 diesel SRW

Quebec, Canada

previous rig:  35 foot fifth wheel with Ford f350 2018 diesel DRW 

 

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@AZ Wonderer Thanks for your original post. I was interested in this enough that I rolled under my E2 this morning to take a look. 
 

My ubolts have hit the frame. There’s less than 2 inches of travel there

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There is a crossmember in front of the front axle and behind the rear axle so that rules out installation in those positions 

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The product requires a 7.4 - 8.65 inch gap for installation 

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Font axle gap, level, empty, on concrete floor

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Rear axle gap, level, empty, on concrete floor 

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I like the idea of a bumper of some kind in that location but it doesn’t look like the Sumo Springs will work. Thanks again @AZ Wonderer for posting that link. 

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Bill and Martha

2018 LEII Hull 313

2019 Chevrolet 2500HD Duramax

 

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1 hour ago, Townesw said:

@AZ Wonderer Thanks for your original post. I was interested in this enough that I rolled under my E2 this morning to take a look. 
 

My ubolts have hit the frame. There’s less than 2 inches of travel there

48EED904-2E39-46C2-8CF9-B082CEF80C8B.thumb.jpeg.eb7a1da459d9d772505cd94893a8194a.jpeg

 

There is a crossmember in front of the front axle and behind the rear axle so that rules out installation in those positions 

8F6B9CF5-4B7D-4BD8-847D-4FEB89939CA4.thumb.jpeg.4ca81d6507f7576d96747cd202a94243.jpeg


The product requires a 7.4 - 8.65 inch gap for installation 

721A0552-02B2-4CAC-82B3-23CEBC7CB7F9.thumb.jpeg.b286dc2669a4618d3be7aa03a7dc47fb.jpeg
 

Font axle gap, level, empty, on concrete floor

B65C3913-DC3B-4714-BC2B-1EA2349D4284.thumb.jpeg.621f275819ddc8ec20731d22aa76cd6c.jpeg

 

Rear axle gap, level, empty, on concrete floor 

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I like the idea of a bumper of some kind in that location but it doesn’t look like the Sumo Springs will work. Thanks again @AZ Wonderer for posting that link. 

Thank you for doing all of this!  It's great information.  Now I know the Sumo Springs won't work on an LEII.  I originally learned about them from an RV YouTube couple, Wayward Wags, who installed them on their 5th wheel.  The couple set up a camera inside the RV both before and after installation to show the difference in the amount of movement and jarring inside while traveling.  The Sumo Springs seemed to make a big difference.  But, unfortunately, based on your research above, they won't work on the LEII.  Thanks again.

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@AZ Wondererwe need to get them to make a shorter base so that these would work on an LE2. I would be willing to try a set. I really don’t like that there isn’t a rubber bumper to keep the ubolts from hitting the frame. I think I could fab a set of bases using my mill and welder.  I sent them a email asking how many springs come in a set. I bet it’s only 2. 

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Bill and Martha

2018 LEII Hull 313

2019 Chevrolet 2500HD Duramax

 

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