Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-20-2019, 10:49 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: chesapeake
Posts: 326
Lippert never fail bushings

Hope this in right spot for this post.
I had lippert never fail bushings installed one year ago. I知 not having any problems. With that said I just wanted other enthusiasts on here to know that I am going to post how these things work out on this post. I take my RV in every two years for a complete suspension inspection, brake check, and bearing repack. Next April when I get it done I知 guessing you can tell if the bushings are wearing out some by the amount of play in the suspension when the weight is taken off the RV. I知 not sure about that, but it does seem like it would be ridiculous to tear it down just to see if it was OK. My suspension shop says they can tell if there痴 play in it that the bushing is wearing out. Any comments is appreciated. I知 thinking some will say no way to tell with out tear down or symptoms like tire wear or noises.
__________________

quick83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2019, 10:54 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: chesapeake
Posts: 326
Ok this is ridiculous. This trailer life article says to inspect bushing every 6 months with a tear down. Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_8306.jpg
Views:	85
Size:	224.2 KB
ID:	202284
__________________

quick83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2019, 11:17 PM   #3
Retired Old Fart
 
dward51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: McDonough, GA
Posts: 496
Bronze bushings and wet bolts with lubrication!!!!
__________________
Just the 2 of us in a...
2015 Freedom Express 246RKS
2002 GMC Sierra 1500
dward51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2019, 12:34 AM   #4
Member
 
mekkerlc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 128
I put in the wet bolts with bronze bushings Oct 2017.
July 2018 the rear axle, passenger side, leaf spring hanger bolt came out during our 6,000 mile cross country trip. This happened about 600-miles into the trip. Brnt the hanger back to where it should beand put in a grade-8 bolt from tractor supply.
Then this past Saturday...enroute to Savannah from St Augustine... same thing happened...but on the driver's side. This time, the hanger bent much much more.
A mobile mechanic fixed it enough to limp all the way home to Rochester NY.
Not sure I'm a fan of these wet bolts. Unfortunately, I have no idea if the nut snapped off...or the bolt simply sheared off...or the hanger bent enough with a bump or beaking and the bolt/nut assembly broke off.....

I will likely have to have two hangers replaced...and I may have them replace all the wet bolts on the four hangers.

Any advice??

(If I knew how to post a picture on my phone FR app I would!)
__________________
Luke & Carolyn
2012 Cedar Creek Silverback 35QB4
2013 Sierra 3500HD Duramax CC SRW SB 4x4
Andersen Ultimate Aluminum 2 Gooseneck Mount
mekkerlc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2019, 12:37 AM   #5
Member
 
mekkerlc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 128
Figured out how to post pic I think!

This the bandaid job to get me home to NY from GA. Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20190421_103813.jpeg
Views:	88
Size:	70.7 KB
ID:	202511Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20190420_133803.jpeg
Views:	91
Size:	74.8 KB
ID:	202512
__________________
Luke & Carolyn
2012 Cedar Creek Silverback 35QB4
2013 Sierra 3500HD Duramax CC SRW SB 4x4
Andersen Ultimate Aluminum 2 Gooseneck Mount
mekkerlc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2019, 05:15 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
XenoRev's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Michigan
Posts: 157
I've heard of this before, the bending. The solution was to weld a plate across the end of the mount bracket and box in the end. Makes it stronger.
__________________
2018 Salem 27DBK
2004 Ram Quad 1500
Days past:1996 Coachman Capri-Ruby Ed. 27DS
1995 GMC Yukon Sport
1986 Jayco1016PUP
Days Camped:'13-10 '14-20 '15-6 '16-9 '17-14 '18-3
XenoRev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2019, 07:29 AM   #7
Member
 
mekkerlc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 128
Xeno... So essentially have no open sides of the hanger? Or you mean weld in a piece of tube from one hanger to the opposite hanger? (Stretching across the camper)
__________________
Luke & Carolyn
2012 Cedar Creek Silverback 35QB4
2013 Sierra 3500HD Duramax CC SRW SB 4x4
Andersen Ultimate Aluminum 2 Gooseneck Mount
mekkerlc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2019, 07:41 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
W5CI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Carlisle, Arkansas
Posts: 1,235
The Never Lube bearings are a Sealed bearing, you don't repack them
__________________
2005 Cedar Creek 30RLBS/TrailAir Hitch/ MORryde 7K IS/Disc Brakes/ PI PT-50 EMS/ RV Flex Armor Roof
2015 RAM 3500 DRW 6.7 Cummins 3.42/ Garmin 760RV
40 Gal TransferFlow fuel tank/ TST 507
Amateur Radio W5CI 2017 Days Camping 77
2018 Days Camping 44
W5CI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2019, 05:43 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Baraboo, WI
Posts: 211
W5CI-The item being discussed is never fail bushings which are used in the suspension. They are inserted into the leaf springs where the bolts go through.
Never Lube bearings are wheel bearings.
BarabooBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2019, 05:57 PM   #10
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 91
Quote:
Originally Posted by XenoRev View Post
I've heard of this before, the bending. The solution was to weld a plate across the end of the mount bracket and box in the end. Makes it stronger.
X2.......not that all uncommon. Great preventative action.
__________________

RET.LEO is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:35 PM.