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Posted: 10/10/18 08:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Don’t overlook the springs while you’re at it. Check for sagging, rust that is beyond cosmetic, or worn out eyes (the eyes on the spring, not yours).


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There's a sticky on the travel trailer forum that has pics showing adding a wet bolt kit and a new equalizer. It's very well done... good luck.


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Puddles wrote:

There's a sticky on the travel trailer forum that has pics showing adding a wet bolt kit and a new equalizer. It's very well done... good luck.

I put a clicky link to it on the previous page.[emoticon]
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Check out the never fail bushings, at amazon or camping world. These are self lubricating and supposed to last the lifetime of a rv. If you already have the wet bolts like I did, don't grease them as it shortens their life.

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If you have the 7k axles with 35oo # springs you can upgrade the springs to 4k from libertt (26" center of eye to eye) at same time, call customer support/Part/spring-axle shop to get the springs. Be sure to put the grease zerts on the inside for ease of greasing.

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