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Old 10-14-2016, 11:46 PM   #1
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Spring nightmare

Following suggestions on this website I decided it was time to tackle changing the spring eye bushings. I ordered the Never Fail Bushing Kit from Etrailer # LC281288. after getting thru most of the curb side I hit a snag. One of the shackle bolts that went thru the Equa-flex equalizer was seized. After using a hammer and then removing the Equa-flex and trying to press out the Frozen bolt with a 20K lb press I gave up and ordered a new set of Equa-flex parts from Etrailer. #LC145549. Etrailer had to get them from Lippert so it took several weeks but worth the wait price wise. The parts finally came and I continued the process of changing out the plastic bushings which were all warn thru. Interestingly the other 3 Equa-flex equalizers also had shackle bolts frozen and the upper bolts that fastened the Equa-flex to the frame had brass bushings that were destroyed. I bought this TH used and I'm wondering if it was used as a submarine! How else could there be so much corrosion? Anyway, Just a heads up for anyone contemplating this task. The job is not very difficult but you may find additional issues.
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