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Old 12-05-2015, 01:31 PM   #1
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Equa-flex vs. hard propane line

Sabre replaced my Equa-flex suspension this past February as part of a factory return/warranty work while trying to figure out the spacing differences on one side vs. the other. Apparently I'm doing that, the equa-flex hardware started rubbing on my hard-propane line that runs the length of the camper on one side.

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Can't help but think that this had the possibility of being catastrophic at some point in the future. I got lucky in it being found by the RV service center pulling the propane line down to replace it due to rust (3 MD to IN round trips in winter did a number on it) and re-routing it so that they could install my JoyRider shocks.
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Old 12-05-2015, 02:21 PM   #2
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Wow, that could have been VERY bad!

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Old 12-05-2015, 02:22 PM   #3
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Makes you wonder about the intelligence (lack of) of the person who did the installation of your Equa-flex, that could have cost you and your family"s lives. You should probably report this to Home | National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
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Old 12-05-2015, 04:42 PM   #4
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Glad you caught that in time. I'll bet a lot of us are heading out to the driveway to check clearances right about now.
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Old 12-05-2015, 05:50 PM   #5
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Makes you wonder about the intelligence (lack of) of the person who did the installation of your Equa-flex, that could have cost you and your family"s lives. You should probably report this to Home | National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

Even with it being installed after the original build? Basically, the camper came with the Equa-flex suspension and was later replaced (seemingly with a heavier duty version).
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Old 12-05-2015, 06:19 PM   #6
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One of the benefits of replumbing it is that I won't have to climb/reach under the slide to hookup my outdoor kitchen stove.
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Old 12-05-2015, 09:19 PM   #7
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My Wildcat had the same issue. Leading axle's shackle bolt rubbed it bad enough to break the bolt for the retaining clamp. Be glad it's mounted outside and not enclosed by the underbelly where it would be retained. If it wore enough for a gross leak the propane tank flow shut off valve would close. No worries.
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One of the benefits of replumbing it is that I won't have to climb/reach under the slide to hookup my outdoor kitchen stove.
The other advantage is you might not blow up while going down the road.

Makes me appreciate those who say turn off at the tank during travel.
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