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Old 06-27-2013, 05:04 PM   #1
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Can you identify spring?

Found under MH near passenger side wheel, maybe somebody that has crawled around more than me can identify and I can replace. If an animal didn't drag it under the motorhome it fell off, question is where?
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:55 PM   #2
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If you were talking about a 74 Argosy motorhome I would say it could be part of the parking brake cable system but since you're talking about a late model rig that's out of the question.

Not sure what kind of parking brake system you have but I'm guessing it's on the back of the transmission so it could possibly be a return spring of some sort for the drum.

Hopefully someone will post with some useful information soon

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Old 06-27-2013, 06:34 PM   #3
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Looks like a brake spring! Good luck
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:34 PM   #4
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Looks like the return spring for the brake pedal
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:28 PM   #5
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Dave,

Will have a look in AM

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Old 06-30-2013, 08:06 AM   #6
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Dave,

Let me know as soon as you find out what it is. I just found a very similar spring laying under my 92 LY MH after I move it.
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I think there was a hook on the left side of the spring that has broke off. I have seen similar springs used to tension parking brake cables and used inside drum brakes.
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Having handled many of these, it sure looks like part of a brake spring...and the older they get the more brittle they become and break off just like your photo.
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Having handled many of these, it sure looks like part of a brake spring...and the older they get the more brittle they become and break off just like your photo.
Thought that too, except I knew I have 4 wheel disc brakes and no springs in them. Looked in the parts manual and found similar spring in the parking brake foot pedal but only problem is I don't have one and it is inside like the regular foot brake pedal spring.
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I think there was a hook on the left side of the spring that has broke off. I have seen similar springs used to tension parking brake cables and used inside drum brakes.
Keith, it is broken off, either a short or long hook but not able to find it hanging anywhere in the front area, and it would be too small to see in the gravel under the rig. Maybe it worked its way up from the gravel(crushed limerock).
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Have you checked to see if your brake pedal is returning properly. There is a spring on the left side ahead of the master cly. The spring attaches to the rod that goes up through the floor. I will take a picture of mine later. Mine was missing when I bought my coach. Luckily I had one on the 77 Argosy I am scraping.

Here is a pic you can see the rod that goes up to the brake pedal, The steering box is on the left
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John, that's interesting. I need to check the 310 to see if the spring is there. I don't recall seeing one in that location. On my Argosy I have no way of knowing if one was there originally or not. Someone else took that area apart before I got it.

Do you have the part number of the spring?
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No I don't have a part # when I had my 75 Argosy I noticed the spring. And when I bought my 32.5 the PO had a bungee to pull the brake pedal back when I checked I couldn't find the spring. So I checked the 77 Argosy and it still had the spring so I used it on the 32 and the pedal works fine now.

I think all of the coaches must have had the same spring and they just rusted away, And unless there was a problem with the master cly it probably went unnoticed

If the master cly looses pressure as in my coach the pedal will go to the floor and without the spring it won't return unless you pull it back manually that is why they had the bungee cord.
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Pedal comes up normal to me, I will check in the morning, too many mosquitos out there tonight.
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