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Old 04-15-2015, 09:58 PM   #1
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Rear Springs Need Replaced

Hello All,

I just found out that I need New Rear Springs, I have no idea where or who to contact for these.
I did hear from my RV guy that they cost between 3K - 4K, I was like "REALLY', that's JUST OUTRAGOUS !!!
I live in San Jose, CA. Any advise who to contact and pricing.

Thanks for any of your help in advance !!!

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Old 04-15-2015, 10:05 PM   #2
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See if you can find a truck spring place. They can make up steel springs and U bolts right on site.
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Old 04-15-2015, 10:19 PM   #3
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The price that your guy is quoting you had better include installation and 4-wheel alignment.

Google truck springs and you will find a lot of suppliers. You can go to your local salvage yard and find some used ones or you can just add helper springs or extra leafs to your old ones.

If you had provided more information on your coach we could have been of more help. (manufacturer, year, chassis & etc.)

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Old 04-15-2015, 10:43 PM   #4
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Like the other replies stated, do a search for truck springs in your area. 3K-4K does seems kind of high for leaf springs. I have a 96 Bounder and last year had mines replaced. Total cost was 1540.44 and that included a set of OEM leaf springs, set helpers springs, all bushing/hardware and R&R labor. I got to tell you, I added almost if not every aftermarket add ons on my suspension for improve handling, and the new leafs was the most noticeable handling improvement.

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Old 04-16-2015, 07:18 AM   #5
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My RV is a 2000, Ford, Pace Arrow, 35'. It measured 43" on one side and 45 1/2" on the other side. It Squeaks and Creeks really bad. This is why my RV guy had said that I need new Springs.
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Hi Rocky, slow down and take a deep breath.

Then, have your unit weighed at each wheel. Sometimes motorhomes are built with big weight differences between sides, and a spacer can be added to compensate for the imbalance (or you can change how you loaded the thing).

Next, spray some penetrating oil on the leaf springs. This may eliminate the squeak, and used to be a feature of lube jobs many years ago.

Finally, consider getting a second opinion...

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My RV is a 2000, Ford, Pace Arrow, 35'. It measured 43" on one side and 45 1/2" on the other side. It Squeaks and Creeks really bad. This is why my RV guy had said that I need new Springs.
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Adding a leaf to the low side is also an option. Definitely lube the contact points of the leaves to eliminate the noise, also check swaybar and shock bushings for the creaking noise.
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Our gas 35ft measured different on the right front side. I found this out when I took it for an alignment. I just knew I would need new leaf springs. They said all I would need is a shim and new u bolts because the old ones would be to short. They installed a shim and new U bolts. They then finished up the alignment.
Never had another problem.
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Old 04-16-2015, 08:41 PM   #9
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My friend used this shop to replace/add springs to his RV and was quite satisfied with their work. I know they're not located in your area, but they might be a good reference for you.

Chariot Spring Company

17866 Valley Blvd.,Bloomington, CA 92316
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My old rig was leaning pretty good on the passenger side measuring almost 2" lower...I took it to Camping World and at their suggestion I had them install a pair of air bags/springs..I had no sqeaking or odd noises coming from the suspension but evidently they were just getting tired after 96000 miles, and these really took care of the problem..under $500.00 I carried 50lbs on the passenger side and 30lbs on the drivers side..It also reduced sway win the corners making for a better ride...
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Squeeky Springs - Back Side

On My Fleetwood, Pace Arrow, 35' Ford Chassis, 2000 not to sure who to talk to regarding Springs replaced. Live in San Jose, CA
Any help would be much appreciated.
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What you have read are posts from several individuals that have indicated to you that you do have alternate choices. Sometimes the first guys just hope you'll feel overwhelmed and have them do the work for the price they quoted.

We also had a 1977 unit that leaned. We added a 2" shim and that fixed it. If you are going to save a few thousand dollars spend the $$$ to take it to a shop outside your area if necessary. Do your internet search for a 100 mile radius.

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S&D spring out of Texas for the hard parts.
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Finally, consider getting a second opinion...
That right there, is some good advice.
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