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Old 04-06-2011, 11:44 AM   #1
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Flat Springs

Does anyone know where I can get new springs (front) for a 1996 Damon Intruder ? I understand when this model was new it didnt take long for the front springs to go flat. I dont know how many years this problem existed but Ford would not cover the problem because they said the coach is too heavy for the suspension. Those of you with Damons might check your front springs if their flat you might have the problem that mine has. In fact mine are getting a slight reverse arch to them. Anybody know what problem this would cause and could helper springs be used ?
Ford F 53 1996 chassis.

Don and Maxine McQueen
1996 Damon Intruder
F53 Chassis 33 ft
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Old 04-06-2011, 12:17 PM   #2
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As you will see in this thread the owner wanted information about air bags.
When I own Fords the chassis could not support the coach and I had to do something to correct the ride and driving ability.
A 98 Ford I went to a good reliable spring company in the area and they balance the coach ride and raised the frame 3" all around.
The second Ford I installed AIR-LIFE bag system which did the same thing but I had more control of ride and weight distribution.
The air bags systems now have automatic leveling where I had a control on dash to increase or decrease air pressure of bags.
Both jobs cost about the same only my labor was involved with the bags.
You need some thing because your rear springs may also near their limits.
This is nothing new its happened to other chassis's also.

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Old 04-10-2011, 08:05 AM   #3
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Go with the air bags. I did and I love them. Air bags make your coach ride on air, which is much softer than springs. I have installed many airbags and all my customers were yery satisfied. I allways used the ride-rite air bags. Bags really help with freeway hop, and small pavement irregularietes. Of course large potholes will still give you a bounce, but 95% of the ride will be much better.
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