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Old 06-29-2013, 04:07 PM   #1
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spring leafs?

We have a 2011 Surveyor SV302 that has been in for numerous warranty issues. Now the trailer is riding with 1/4 inch between the wheel well covers and the outside of the tires on both sides. Is this a warranty/recall issue and approximately how much will this cost? Is it safe to drive it to a repair shop 30 miles away with that low of a clearance?
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Old 06-29-2013, 04:37 PM   #2
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Now that is a weird one? 1/4 inch is not enough. Maybe unload everything out of the TT and increase the clearance. How id it come to be this low?

Short answer is I would not tow anywhere with that issue.
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Old 06-29-2013, 05:38 PM   #3
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We're not sure either. We just got back from Mt Rushmore and it ran great-today it's sitting lower than before and we have to drive it to Lakewood for repairs on Tuesday-unless we meet a mice person with a flatbed tow truck lol
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You might try jacking the frame up and cutting some 4 x 4 blocks and put over the axles at the springs up to the frame and go very slowly and try to avoid severe bumps.
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I like the flatbed idea.
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I like the flatbed idea.
I do too, but wouldn't pay the price whatever it is and I bet it isn't cheap. I'd make steel spacers and go myself, but wood would work.
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Wait a minute? Is the situation side clearance? or wheel well clearance, or both?

I would at least get a mechanic to look under there to see whats happeneing and determine if it is safe to pull. It very well may not be. A local gas station guy or frame shop should be able to tell.
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If the trailer has sagged down to 1/4" tire clearance on the top, the sides will also be very close.

Best solution is to drive your truck to the dealer, get the springs and take them home and do the switch yourself without moving the trailer or hire someone to come over and do it.
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Passenger side tire towards the front has a 1/4 inch clearance to the wheel well and a piece of metal extending from the frame about 2 inches from the front of the tire. The driver (slide side) tire toward the rear bumper of the vehicle has the same 1/4 inch clearance. Both sides the other tires are at least 2 1/2 inches from the wheel well. We looked for the spring leafs or springs under the rig and don't see anything unless they are under the enclosed box over the axels. There is no room for blocks (which is a great idea if it would work) and flatbed towing from Aurora CO to Lakewood Co is very expensive.
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I do too, but wouldn't pay the price whatever it is and I bet it isn't cheap. I'd make steel spacers and go myself, but wood would work.
With all due respect, most of us don't have the mechanical know how or equipment or experience that OldCoot does. When something like this happens it is best to assess the situation and determine a likely cause and move on from there. An extra $50 bucks to check it out before moving the TT would be forgotten if major damage is done. Maybe there is someone you know with mechanical experience that could at least take a look for a case of beer or something.
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