Friday, March 24, 2023


Are SumoSprings worth it?

If you have questions, we have answers! Join us LIVE every Wednesday (that’s TODAY!) at 4 p.m. PST  (7 p.m. EST) for Talkin’ RV Tech. Here is a clip from one of our recent shows where one of our viewers inquired about SumoSprings®. They asked, “Are SumoSprings all they are cracked up to be? I see Winnebago is now offering them as an option.”

SumoSprings becoming standard equipment

During this episode, Dave questioned whether Winnebago was offering this option. Since the episode aired, we heard from Adam Weisner—president of SuperSprings International, maker of SumoSprings. Adam says, “We’re actually standard equipment on Winnebago, Coachmen, Thor, Tiffin, Roadtrek, Airstream, and Pleasure Way, to name just a few in motorized—Class A, B, and C. We’ve also just announced the first towable OEM putting them on as standard with Brinkley RV.”

What viewers had to say about SumoSprings

We’ve also heard good reviews from viewers:

“Loving my SumoSprings on my Grand Design 5th wheel. Well worth the cost.” —Patrick S.

“I swear by my SumoSprings on my Ram with cabover.” —Paul L.

“I added SumoSprings to my F150 and Grand Design Transcend 221RV. So far I love them…” —Steve D.

What are SumoSprings?

SumoSprings are airless, maintenance-free suspension springs designed for light trucks, RVs (both motorized and towables), SUVs, and commercial vans. They provide additional support to the vehicle’s suspension system, helping to improve stability, handling, and overall comfort. Unlike traditional air suspension systems, SumoSprings are made of closed-cell polyurethane foam that compresses and expands to absorb road shock, reducing the stress on the vehicle’s suspension components.

Where can I learn more about SumoSprings?

Learn more about this handmade, zero maintenance and lifetime warranty suspension enhancement here.

Join us LIVE!

We’d love to chat with you! Join us live today at 4 p.m. PST (7 p.m. EST) for Talkin’ RV Tech. You can join us on any of the YouTube or Facebook destinations linked below. We hope to see you there!

More from Dustin

Read more of Dustin’s articles here.

Dustin owns and operates California RV Specialists, an independent RV repair shop located in Lodi, CA. He thrives on sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm of RV repair and maintenance with his team, customers, and virtual friends.

Be sure to check out his YouTube channel where he shares what’s going on in the shop and the product offerings in the store. Dustin is also very active on Facebook. Join his group, RV Repairs and Tips – What’s in the shop!

Dustin proudly operates the business alongside his wife, Ashley; but the true pair that run the show are their Boston Terriers, Arvie and Hitch.



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1 month ago

I installed Sumo springs along with larger sway bars on a 2016 Coachman Pursuit. The springs took the edge off of the harsh ride however they did not eliminate it. The biggest difference I found with the handling was the with the replacement of larger diameter sway bars.

1 month ago

I’m not surprised at these x, and millennials lack of knowledge on RVing. You need to do a ton of research before you buy a truck to tow an RV. I spent 7 years researching everything I could find on towing and rving. I was going to buy one for quite a few years, so I spent time on it because it’s an expensive lifestyle. I ended up with a new 2002 Silverado crew cab long bed Duramax truck before I bought a 2007 37 ft Americana fulltime 5’ver. The owner of Americana has since retired and closed the business but I still have it and like it. Now because I have a wife 🙂 It used to be loaded to our truck’s capacity. But Americana put in a lot of work and research to get their 5th wheels built right. It was never affected by wind, and handled like it wasn’t there driving down the highway.
My advice to people thinking about towing an RV is to only go Diesel. That’s what they’re made for. Gas truck will kill you in gas mileage. Especially going uphill in high elevation.

1 month ago
Reply to  SDW

A diesel engine adds a lot of cost (both upfront and maintenance) and weight (less payload capacity). My gas engine V-8 pulls our 22’ trailer through the mountains just fine.

Dave Gobel
1 month ago

When I first drove my 2016 Tiffin Open Road home from Florida to Ohio I thought the coach was going too fall apart from the rough ride . I also had problems with keeping the coach going straight down the road to the point where I touched mirrors with an 18 wheeler. When I took my rv to my mechanic he called me back and said he couldn’t believe the ride. We had Sumo springs on the front and back. Long story short we took the Sumos off the front and left them on the back; added Kona shocks, and lowered the tire pressure. I would not recommend Sumos as an option for anyone thinking of installing them.

Ron H
1 month ago

I am most pleased with Sumosprings on my F150 and my Cougar 25RDS travel trailer. Reduced squat, reduced porpoising and improved stability on truck. No negative affect on unloaded ride. On trailer, reduced bounce, reduced wind-induced lean, reduced push-pull from passing big trucks. Everything just rides and handles better.

Bob p
1 month ago

Sumo springs made a huge difference on my 2018 Nissan Frontier when pulling our 23’ TT. They also helped stabilize the truck in curves when driving without the trailer, eliminating lean over in curves. They made a believer out of me!

Bob p
1 month ago
Reply to  Bob p

They’re considerably less expensive than air bags and require no attention after installation and take about 30 minutes for each side to install.

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