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tx trio
10-15-2017, 11:49 AM
We are looking for a place in the Houston area or nearest to install risers on our DRV. We were wanting the Morryde risers to level out our 2017 Ram 3500 and 2015 DRV. Trying to get a better ride and do less damage by putting on risers but without driving to the Morryde factory. Anyone had this done other than at the factory and satisfied with the work? Please help.

wingnut60
10-15-2017, 02:46 PM
You can look on Morryde website for dealers, but not sure any of them can do the actual work.
Just about any competent spring/axle shop can put a spacer tube in, but aligning is another problem. Only shop that can align is listed as Franks Wheel and Alignment in Fort Worth.
You might call Morryde and ask about your options to the long trip.

dmascheck
10-16-2017, 07:52 AM
We are new to the fifth wheel scene.

Is this added to the axel like a sway bar?

wingnut60
10-16-2017, 09:50 AM
A lot of new pickups sit higher and have a deeper bed depth than previous years. This causes the fiver to sometimes be nose high when towing and when that is the case, clearance at the rear of the bed becomes a problem. In sharp turns, especially off-level, the underside of the fiver may come in contact with the truck bed corners/tailgate.
If this is the case, two solutions: lower the truck or raise the trailer. If you want to raise the trailer, a spacer tube (riser) is placed between the frame and the suspension. 2" is common, sometimes even 3" is needed.
Most hitches have some adjustment to raise the mounting plate to help with this, but this also raises the front of the trailer causing nose-high towing and possibly excessive weight on the rear axle/tires.
If you have a standard spring suspension, most any competent spring/axle shop can do the work; if your trailer has the Morryde Independent Suspension (IS) than it is more difficult to do the work correctly unless done at the MR factory in Indiana.
Depending on your truck make/model, the extra work may or may not be needed. Some trucks 'squat' more than others that will help alleviate this off-level situation.
Best suggestion is to research the trailer owner forums to find someone who already has your exact pickup and see what they have done/not done about the truck being too high at the rear of the bed.
Normal needed clearance between trailer and truck is around 6"--more is better as long as the trailer sits nearly level when hitched.
Long-winded explanation--hope it helps you.
Joe

tx trio
10-16-2017, 10:30 AM
Thank you for explaining. I wish dealers were as knowledgeable as you. Our dealer did not mention any of this to us during sale or hookup. Ray's Champion Spring in Ft. Worth has been recommended for total installation of risers. Thank you for your response.

wingnut60
10-16-2017, 11:34 AM
There are 2 'Champion Spring' shops in Fort Worth:

http://championspring.com

http://www.rayschampionspring.com

Champion Spring is located very near to downtown FW; Rays is about 3 miles south of downtown on I-35W . Very easy to get them confused. I have done business with both of them--Rays is very business-like and not easy to get advice in person, and they do a LOT of commercial truck work; Champion is much easier to visit with and get ideas.
Both are competent companies, Rays is somewhat easier to access with a large RV.

Neither are listed as able to align Morryde IS on the Morryde website, but either ought to be able to install a riser. Alignment is going to be important--be sure they understand what you are needing done and if they can align the IS after the install.
I had axle alignment problems on my previous Suites--Rays wanted $225/axle; Franks Wheel and Alignment did it all for $250, but this was over 5 years ago.

Good luck.

dmascheck
10-17-2017, 06:12 AM
It helps a bunch and gives me more to check once I finally hook up the trailer!

Thank you!

Dan