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Old 05-31-2010, 07:12 PM   #15
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Too high?

Spent the afternoon moving the axle under the springs. The job didn't take long but I've got some work to re-attache the shock mounts.

I'm a bit concerned that it's now too high.

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Old 05-31-2010, 07:23 PM   #16
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what is the ball height with the trailer level?
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Old 06-01-2010, 09:55 AM   #17
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Too high.

Got up early this morning and hooked up the rig for a test ride up to Springrebuilders in Worcester. The goal was to have them look it over and tell me my options.

Towed fine, no sway. But when I got there the tech looked it over and said it looked dangerous as it was so high. They're keeping it overnight and they're gonna re-curve the springs and switch it back to the axle over the spring.

I like working with these guys so far. Good advice and they don't seem to be out to screw you over on selling you to much, plus the materials that I've purchased from them are top quality. Will report back with pictures once it returns.
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Old 06-02-2010, 02:16 PM   #18
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$92

The shop called me just before lunch to say the work was done and ready to be picked up. I shot up there over lunch and picked it up. The shop techs, re-curved the springs, re positioned the axle above the spring, and aligned them. Now it sits as an Airstream should.

The ride back to the house was uneventful and no sway or nasty noises from the rear. This without shocks, as I did not give them to the tech.

Overall, new axle, hubs, breaks, re-curved spring, added capacity to the spring, heavy duty shackle and U-bolts, bump stops, and replaced all the grease bolts for under $1000.

Here's a picture of how it sits finished.
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more pictures

Crawled under with a better camera to snap pictures of the new set-up
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