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#1 TXJax

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Posted 05 April 2021 - 05:12 PM

Hi, All;

 

Looks like this forum is about dead.  I hope to revive it!

 

Bought this travel trailer from Wisconsin, and traveled from SE AZ to get it!   These 26 to 28 RS are difficult to come by.

 

The springs were FLAT - FLAT - FLAT!    Keystone used the same springs as my 21 ORS.  It didn't do this 28 RSDS any favors.

 

I contacted Michigan Truck Springs.   They recommended the 2500 MS-052 springs.  Don't forget to get bushings for them, as they come with some cheap plastic or nylon ones.

 

The bolts do NOT SPIN -- Their heads are splined!    Spin the nut back on and beat the bajeezus out of them.

Please look past the totally worn bushing to the far side, where the leaf springs are flat.

 

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Posted 13 April 2021 - 07:02 PM

The beginning.   Be prepared to replace ALL the bushings, including the three in the "equalizer" triangle piece.

 

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Posted 13 April 2021 - 07:03 PM

Finally finished the first side.  Notice the nice curve to the leaf springs.  They are NOT supposed to be flat.

 

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Posted 13 April 2021 - 07:08 PM

This is the "bushing" the leaf springs came with.  

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I swapped them out with bronze ones from Amazon.


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Posted 15 April 2021 - 08:09 AM

These are the bushings I replaced in the springs and the equalizer (the triangle piece).

https://smile.amazon...uct/B003VAX7P6/

 

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Posted 15 April 2021 - 08:15 AM

I upgraded through Michigan Truck Springs from a 4-leaf to a 5-leaf.  The 4-leaf springs are 2000LB each - total load, 8000LB.

 

The trailer at full GVWR is 7,770!  That doesn't leave much play.   The 5-leaf springs are 2500 each, and perfect for the 15" wheels.

 

However, I needed these 6" long, 2-3/8" round U-bolts for the springs.

 

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07L49KZXX 

 

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Posted 15 April 2021 - 08:25 AM

I also learned of this . . . OF COURSE after I had completed all the repairs. . . .    I don't know anything about its performance.

https://www.morryde....cre3000-triple/

 

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