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Old 11-12-2013, 07:47 PM   #1
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2010 Brookstone 345SA suspension issues

Anyone experiencing issues with the suspension on the road side of the 5th wheel sagging and leaning to the left.
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Old 11-14-2013, 07:58 AM   #2
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Have you had the wheel loading weighed for each individual wheel?
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Yes, I had it weighed and it was 4560lbs on the passenger side and 5880lbs on the drivers side?
Looks to me like it was a poor design. I have seen a couple other brookstone's with the same symptoms. I really don't have anything loaded on it. I spoke to a rep from Coachmen and he came short of saying there was a issue and that my problem was on "cosmetic" which I disagree with.
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Old 11-14-2013, 10:18 AM   #4
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You'd think the slides would balance each side out. It almost sounds unsafe to me.

All the heavy stuff is on the driver's side. Very weird. I'd buy tires accordingly. What is the suspension system?

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Yes, I had it weighed and it was 4560lbs on the passenger side and 5880lbs on the drivers side?
Looks to me like it was a poor design. I have seen a couple other brookstone's with the same symptoms. I really don't have anything loaded on it. I spoke to a rep from Coachmen and he came short of saying there was a issue and that my problem was on "cosmetic" which I disagree with.
Very few of us actually weigh individual wheels or even sides (I've yet to be at a CAT scale location that allows it, but I haven't been to many)- but I would believe that this is significantly more common than you'd think.
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Old 11-14-2013, 11:20 AM   #6
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I had mine weighed at the weigh station on the interstate (i am a LEO) so I had a connection
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You'd think the slides would balance each side out. It almost sounds unsafe to me.

All the heavy stuff is on the driver's side. Very weird. I'd buy tires accordingly. What is the suspension system?

Lippert 3500lb axles and springs just what came from the factory.
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I really don't have anything loaded on it. I spoke to a rep from Coachmen and he came short of saying there was a issue and that my problem was on "cosmetic" which I disagree with.
Truthfully, it's not the first that I've seen/heard of and tend to agree that it's more "cosmetic" than anything.

(Sigh- this doesn't read at all like I want it to. There's no snottiness or sarcasm or negative meant to be implied with this.) What are you looking for in assistance/figuring out from us?
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The springs might be rated at 3500 pounds but your axles are probably rated 6000 pounds or higher.
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Truthfully, it's not the first that I've seen/heard of and tend to agree that it's more "cosmetic" than anything.

(Sigh- this doesn't read at all like I want it to. There's no snottiness or sarcasm or negative meant to be implied with this.) What are you looking for in assistance/figuring out from us?
I would like for FR (Coachmen) to step up to the plate and confirm that there is a issue with this floorplan. I feel like I am not the only one with this issue. This has been an issue since I purchased the unit and my purchasing dealer (who is no longer in business) had started to address it but never could resolve it, but they changed the landing gear out thinking it was part of the problem, but it wasn't, it did have issues but it was not the reason for the leaning. Just want the company to help me get this corrected.
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