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Old 10-25-2020, 10:08 AM   #1
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Leaf Springs

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I have Dexter suspension but am hearing about failed leaf springs on LCI units. Anyone have failed leaf springs on Dexter?
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Old 10-25-2020, 10:34 AM   #2
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hanger brackets rairly, leaf springs never. leafes are heat treated dont see it happen
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Old 10-30-2020, 11:15 PM   #3
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We have a 2017 36 ckts and as I was checking grease fittings I noticed the leaf spring broke. I took the trailer to a local spring company and they replaced the damaged passenger side rear and driver side rear also. I hope you can see the spring went into the frame which was fixed also. The unit has dexter axles. Never say neverClick image for larger version

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Old 10-31-2020, 04:57 PM   #4
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Over a span of 24 years owning 1 TT and 5 fivers ... no spring ever broke. Bronze wet bolt bushings wore out and the shear springs (rubber assy similar to a motor mount) in a LRE4000 suspension failed however.
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Old 10-31-2020, 05:41 PM   #5
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Leaf springs that snap at the shackle leaf normally indicates an overload condition. The upper springs have absorbed all the weight that they can so now all the weigh is supported by the lone shackle leaf. The spring reaches it's deformation point, and it snaps.
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Old 11-01-2020, 02:19 PM   #6
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I dont believe that the slide in question could be overloaded with the table chairs and 2 recliners. After asking the spring shop manager about the cause He said it could be a host of problems. Since any problems I would have tried to correct. I am trying to pass on information I have encountered Use it or dont use it I dont really care I have better things to do than talk about leaf springs
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We all have different experiences ... I posted mine, you posted yours, D W posted his. I can't see where any of us defamed the other. D W brought up one widely accepted cause, no marks against you. Take a breath ...
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Old 11-05-2020, 08:09 AM   #8
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While I was breathing I happened to be on you tube under the rv heading and saw a very interesting post Snapped leaf spring A nice couple that went fulltime snapped a lippert leaf spring within the 1st minute of post the man said leaf springs snapping is very common.The man says he weighs his truck and trailer often. Toward the end of the video the man said you should carry an extra leaf spring. Very interesting Peace out.
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Old 11-05-2020, 08:43 AM   #9
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I seen the same video, itís very odd that the spring snapped before the bolt holding the spring.
Makes me wonder if there is a bad batch of springs.
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