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Old 10-08-2016, 10:01 AM   #1
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Bent Hangers..Sorta.

While under my Fifth wheel (16. Sandpiper) I noticed the leaf spring hanger and bolt appear to be bent. Upon further inspection, I found the hanger is 2 inches wide (id) and the spring is 1 3/4 wide (od). So, when they tightened the mounting bolts up it pulled one side of the hanger in a 1/4 of a inch and bent the threaded side of the bolt. I'm going to do some shackle upgrades as well reinforce the Hangers while I'm at it, but just thought I'd share this find.
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Old 10-09-2016, 09:44 PM   #2
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Get the wet bolt kit from eTrailer.com as well as the thicker shackles and maybe some thick washers or spacers/bushings to help keep those hangers properly oriented. My plan is to strengthen the spring hangers with gussets and weld them outside the frame to prevent what some others have accomplished.....bending the entire hanger.
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Old 10-10-2016, 07:57 AM   #3
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That's what I did. I put the mor ryde kit in it. And used 1/2" washers which are about 1/8" thick. I was also going to box the hangers but wasnt able to do so, and i Could only use one spacer because the bolts are not long enough to go all the way through the 2" Hangers. I also fabbed up a cross brace to go between the center Hangers. I can flex the frame by hand, just by putting pressure on the Hangers. It's really kinda scarry.
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Old 11-11-2016, 09:59 AM   #4
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Send us some pictures of the finished project, we'd like to see how you updated the suspension.
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