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Old 03-16-2008, 07:48 PM   #1
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How low can you go?

Talking here about front ends, suspensions, air bags and too little clearance between the tops of the wheels and the bottoms of the fenders. There are times, especially when entering an RV park that has a big rut in the driveway, with the wheels turned, the bounce makes the wheels hit the fenders. It happens seldom, never on a straight road, but enough to start doing some damage to the fiberglass on the fender bottoms. I have the airbags inflated to 70 pounds but there is very little differential between the wheel and fender on level ground; maybe an inch. Are my coil springs too weak? Should I add a booster spring ie, those twist in blocks or coil string expanders you see in J.C. Whitney catalogs? Am I the only one who has ever experienced this? I only weigh 175 so don't suggest a diet. Land Yacht has only 35,000 miles. What would you do; replace springs or boost them?
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Old 03-16-2008, 10:27 PM   #2
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Low in front

Hi, it could be a lot of things. Although you may not need to go on a diet, your motorhome might. [put it on a scale] Or the springs are just shot. Do not put spacers Etc. in the springs. Buy new springs or go to a spring shop see what they would suggest.
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Old 03-17-2008, 06:59 PM   #3
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We had to repace a few leafs in the rear springs of ours to get it to ride level.
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Old 03-31-2008, 05:04 PM   #4
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SuperSteer Coil Springs

Perhaps you could check into SuperSteer replacement Coil Springs, they tailor make front coil springs for the exact weight of your coach to adjust proper ride height. 1-888-898-3281 or SuperSteer For RV Owners
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