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Old 01-02-2014, 07:28 PM   #1
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Bushing bracket broken under seat

Ever since I have had my ntm Inspire 330 I have noticed a clunking sound coming from under the passenger seat. I have looked under there before but couldn't find anything wrong. Finally after hearing this on our recent trip I took a long hard look and found a bracket with a rubber bushing in it that appears to hold up a sway bar broken where it bolts to the frame. I am going to try to order a new part from CC. My question is how common is this and should I replace both bushing brackets?
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Old 01-03-2014, 08:54 AM   #2
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Similar problem on ours only it was one of the brackets holding the sway bar to the rear end. You'll get the opposite opinion I'm sure, but I replaced both sides and kept the old unbroken one for a spare.
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Similar problem on ours only it was one of the brackets holding the sway bar to the rear end. You'll get the opposite opinion I'm sure, but I replaced both sides and kept the old unbroken one for a spare.

This seems prudent, and is what I would do.

OP - Have you checked to see if your model & year have any chassis related recalls or service bulletins?

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Old 01-04-2014, 01:19 PM   #4
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Post your problem on the Yahoo Country Coach Owners Group. I recall someone having the same problem but don't remember the fix. I am pretty sure it wasn't ordering another one from the factory. There are better after market fixes.
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Old 01-05-2014, 12:21 PM   #5
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Yes, I had the same issue with my Inspire on a trip. Couldn't get parts right away but a Truck repair place welded it back together to get me by and then I ordered the replacement from Country Coach. A couple of years later I had the same thing happen and had a shop that does RV towing installs repair it again but they welded some extra support straps in. Good rig otherwise !
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Old 01-05-2014, 10:12 PM   #6
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Thanks for the replies. I am going to call CC as well as an rv tech tomorrow. I'll let you know how it goes.
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Old 01-06-2014, 08:36 PM   #7
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Contacted a former CC tech and his company hooked me up with a new set of urethane bushings with brackets. Install looks very straight forward as I am told bushings are split to fit over sway bar without having to remove sway bar. Parts should be here first of next week.
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Just had the same problem happen to our rig, noticed a noise at bridges and ruff roads. passenger side bushings rotten and crumbling......... could you foward info for rebuild bushing kit. Thanks
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X2 on the info for rebuild bushing kit, don't need one now but from the looks of things I will
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Old 01-09-2014, 10:24 AM   #10
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I bought new bushings and brackets from Fountain RV in Lakeland Florida. They helped me identify the parts I needed. I would replace the brackets and bushings as the metal bracket is subject to failure. I was told the urethane bushings will last much longer than the rubber. This is a replacement not a rebuild.
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