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Old 07-11-2013, 07:13 PM   #1
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Need help with RVA leveler spring removal

I have a 2002 Beaver Santiam with the RVA leveling system. i have talked to Dennis at RVA but he cannot help me with advice on removing the Rear springs on the leveler. I have taken the springs off the pad but cannot remove the top of the springs. Need help from someone who has changed these springs. Thanks

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Do you have any clearance to the front, side or rear of the top of the jack? If so, how much and how long is the spring? How much clearance is above the top of the jack? Is there a bolt and plate on the top that can be loosened? If so, then the plate will drop down giving you more clearance to remove the spring loop.

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Made a special trip to our '04 Santiam with the RVA jacks... Can't see the problem. The spring tops look exactly like the bottoms - an open hook and easily hooked/unhooked.
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:14 PM   #4
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RVA jacks

Thank you all for replying. I solved my problem by cutting the ends off with a sawsall, however once springs were off I found all I had to do was push the spring toward the piston and it would have come off easily. I did get the new ones installed but needed brute force to get the spring on- what is the easiest way to get the spring on the pad?? Thank you
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