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Old 07-30-2013, 11:50 AM   #1
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Springs/Equalizers not Sitting Flat

I have a 2008 Heartland Bighorn 3670RL 5th wheel. For most all of the time I have owned it, the equalizers always seem to sit on an angle and the spring ends hit the frame I beam. I went to our National Rally in Goshen, Indiana last month where representatives of Moblie Outfitters (Lippert's aftermarket accessory sales group) told me that my springs were screwed up, replaced 4 springs along with installing their Tru-Track axle alignment system. Lippert is the builder of the frame. After getting done the "experts" said that something must be wrong with the spring mount spacing, as the tilting problem remains. I got new Dexter equalizers at home before leaving on the trip to Goshen.
Before leaving Goshen I contacted Heartland Service by phone, who called Lippert. They said that the spring hangars were in spec. No answers to my equalizers tilting, spring ends hitting, problems. I would really like to get this fixed. I am mad at myself for not upgrading to independent suspension at Mor Ryde while I was in Elkhart. I did get disk brakes there.
I thought I would throw this problem out here, along with consulting with my trusted independent RV repairer.
Thanks in advance for the advice.

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Old 07-30-2013, 08:36 PM   #2
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:03 PM   #3
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If the equalizer is hitting the frame, sounds like to me one spring is longer than the other. Is this happening on both sides or just one?
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