Originally Posted by TheNewFarmer
Ahhh, grease-able bushings/bolts.. I will probably go that direction with extra thick or double shackles. The camper is currently setting in the middle of a 240 acre field. I just started a conversation with a RV mechanic about tires and that is when we noticed a shackle hanging loose...
Now this is about as ugly as it gets but I am glad it didn't do any more damage. I just pulled this camper 1175 miles and I don't know when this happened?? I am going try to install 2 shackles I just purchased for 2 dollars... I am going to take it to a rv dealer for repair as I don't have the resources to do this big of a job. Thanks for all the info..
Gee sounds like my last 250 miles home from Alaska in September.
Shackles broke front eye of the left rear spring. The spring shifted off the framed, punctured the the belly pan. I was amazed that the tires on the rear axle were balder that bald and still held 85PSI.
I used the Mor-ryde wet bolt kit, the shackles are just under 2 1/2 times the thickness of the tinny factory made in china crap.
If it were me I wouldn't even try to use two dollar shackles. What about the bushings, they will have to be replaced, because by now you will peices of plastic that are about the thickness of a mile jug.
If I couldn't do the job myself, I would take it to a spring shop before I let Stealership get their mits on it. After all who are the suspension experts.