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Old 09-29-2016, 08:25 PM   #11
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Cheap springs on Freedom Express

Originally Posted by Mcguyverkodiak View Post
Have you noticed how overloaded the factory springs are on a 292BHDS? I upgraded this week due to a broken one. I can't believe what they install coming off an assembly line.

The picture shows the broken one, the flat factory one and the upgraded spring and U bolt.

I have a 2012, 292BHDS. My first trip out in 2012 I knew those springs wouldn't cut it. They were very stretched backward and I think at their limit. Nothing in the trl. I called the dealer he said there spec correctly to bad and don't overload.
I didn't feel safe so took them to a truck suspension shop, they called them garbage and I swapped out the 4 of them. Before I had did that my tires were hitting the bottom of the trailer. Now there is huge clearance. The trailer tows better and feels better behind. I had them installed so I paid for labour . All in, parts, bolts, shackles, shop supplies, acetylene taxes about $780 if I recall. (Canadian)

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2O12 Coachman Freedom Express 292BHDS (outdoor Kitchen)

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