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Old 12-30-2018, 12:23 PM   #1
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Broken Spring hanger

After our last trip of the season and upon pulling into the driveway I heard a metallic pop and upon stopping noticed that the spring hanger for the rear axle, drivers side had broken only leaving the base plate. I called Lippert(LCI) and they sent me the bracket and hardware. I have since had a welder, weld the new bracket in place. I have a 2015 according to title(2014 mfg. date) 360IBL Coachmen Chaparral. I would suggest getting a flashlight and checking for any cracks in the hangers.

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Old 12-30-2018, 01:22 PM   #2
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Thanks for the heads up.

A good reminder for everyone to periodically look at things you would think would last forever.
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Old 12-31-2018, 04:37 PM   #3
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Thanks for the post. I was just installing never fail bushings on my 360IBL a few weeks ago and wondered if the hangers ever break off. Lord knows I beat them hard enough.
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Old 12-31-2018, 05:01 PM   #4
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Thanks for the post. I was just installing never fail bushings on my 360IBL a few weeks ago and wondered if the hangers ever break off. Lord knows I beat them hard enough.
Where did you purchase the No Fail Bushings and what size did you purchase? Thanks.
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Old 12-31-2018, 05:10 PM   #5
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Broken Spring hanger

I got this kit. Lippert 281285 Never Fail Shackle and Bolt Kit for Double Axle https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BFUA9TQ..._lnPkCbBEVNWNV I should have gotten just the bushings only kit since I am planning on installing the correct track alignment/lift kit.

The bushing-only kit is $55
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I got this kit. Lippert 281285 Never Fail Shackle and Bolt Kit for Double Axle https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BFUA9TQ..._lnPkCbBEVNWNV I should have gotten just the bushings only kit since I am planning on installing the correct track alignment/lift kit.

The bushing-only kit is $55
Thank you.
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Old 02-09-2019, 01:24 PM   #7
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I keep seeing this name "LIPPERT" who are they? And what do they do?
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I keep seeing this name "LIPPERT" who are they? And what do they do?
They make the Chassis, slide mechanisms and many more items. See their website. They are the major and in some cases only supplier for these types of components to the RV industry.

https://www.lci1.com/
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Old 02-10-2019, 08:45 AM   #9
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Also they make Ground Control 3.0 auto-leveling system which I am currently in the process of installing on my 360IBL
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Old 02-11-2019, 01:37 AM   #10
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I am adding braces across the trailer to strengthen the spring hangers. This is an all too common problem with Lippert frames. Seems to be a bigger issue on spread axles.


I installed the greasable Morryde shackle and bolt kit.


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