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Old 11-30-2015, 04:57 PM   #1
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Finally happened to me

Got the coach back from the dealer with plenty of time before leaving for the winter.

Rain, rain, rain. Finally get to Georgia, yesterday. Wife has to go to potty. Pull over at turnaround. Walk around rig and notice right side tires are about an inch apart. Look underneath and find rear leaf spring hanger separating from frame.

Rv park half a mile from me. Pull in and start looking for repair welding place. That was this morning.

So far, have welder on hook for tomorrow. Parts if he needs them here Wednesday.

I'd heard some issues with this chassis, but always felt it was the 'other guy'. Can't say that now.

Good thing is welder works with extended warranty. Parts are $11 for the hanger (I bought 3). Rv park people are super nice.

Might want to check your LCI correct track system for signs of excess rust, cracking and separation.
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Old 11-30-2015, 05:02 PM   #2
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Sounds like you have a guardian angle riding with you. Boy couldn't it have been a lot worse.
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Old 11-30-2015, 05:03 PM   #3
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Ps. I have part numbers, phone numbers, names of those who helped find stuff today.

This is a Lippert product.

Kudos to Lippert, Dynamax, and Coleraine rv.
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Old 11-30-2015, 05:07 PM   #4
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Wow, best bathroom break ever for you! Sounds like you have things under control and will be on the road soon. Might want to list the name of the RV park for others who might be traveling through that area, and need a place to stay.
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Old 11-30-2015, 05:22 PM   #5
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Forest Glen rv park. Jackson Georgia. I-75, exit 205. If you stop in before Friday, we're in site C5.
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Old 12-01-2015, 12:22 PM   #6
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While you are under there check all the spring shackle plates for wear. Mine failed and let spring contact frame.
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Old 12-01-2015, 01:54 PM   #7
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Got any pictures of that spring shackle plate? Or where it's located?
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Old 12-01-2015, 02:36 PM   #8
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I am accustomed to going underneath my other MH to look for troubles. I see I'll continue doing this with my XLR. I think it's a sound practice.
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Wow...You have my attention. What year rv do you have. That weld does not look like it was done well in the first place. I have looked at my suspension many times to check the welds and always have your picture on my mind when doing the check. Glad you made it to a safe place for repair. I would also check the other three shackles while the welder is nearby.
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X2 on Quality of weld! Very little or no penetration on spring hanger. Very lucky you found it when you did. Was this the front hanger? Good luck with your repairs!
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