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Old 05-13-2015, 09:39 PM   #1
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Three year old trailer and springs gone

But I won't complain, considering where it has been taken. But today, leaving Moab, the noise was unbelievable from the trailer. Looks like I cracked one of the springs.

Next few days, it will be time to pull a spring and measure and order new ones...

I wonder what will break next!
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Old 05-19-2015, 08:15 AM   #2
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Don't you break! I envy that wild terrain, the primitive campgrounds here are mostly level but some heavy rains can create a quagmire but that is why I have a 4x4 truck. I do some duck hunting here would love to visit the Bear River Marshes in your state.
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Old 05-19-2015, 08:43 AM   #3
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I'd hit up a local spring shop before I ordered anything online. They can make you a set of springs that not only fit your spring eyes but they can be beefed up if you're normally going to be hitting rougher terrain. You don't want to be doing this again in another three years.
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Old 05-19-2015, 08:51 AM   #4
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Actually pulled a spring off yesterday, and have a thread started on that in regard to the axle, spring and the brakes that come on the 228BH.

Spring over axle replacement

Not hard to remove, except for the cross-threaded bolt that had to be cut off with a hacksaw and certainly not expensive via eTrailer.

And most importantly, I sold the Hummer, and moved from UT, so no more dispersed camping off roads such as this....


(Looks worse than it is and was a short run up the ledges.)
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Old 05-19-2015, 08:57 AM   #5
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Just remember with a spring-over: you're going to increase the height of your trailer by the thickness of the axle tubes, so watch for your higher overhead clearance.

I'm a Jeep guy from way back, suspension mods are in my blood...
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Old 05-19-2015, 09:11 AM   #6
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It's a popup, height has never been a problem; width of the vehicles maybe. The height is way lower than the height of my Silverado, let alone the height of my old H3.
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