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Old 11-05-2013, 06:47 PM   #1
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Squeaking Springs

Need some suggestions, please. Our 5er has begun squeaking as we roll down the road.
Thanks in advance!
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Need some suggestions, please. Our 5er has begun squeaking as we roll down the road.
Thanks in advance!
I have seen the axles moving a lot when trailer wheels are not properly balanced. In fact most are not balanced at all.

Spring plies have no antinoise shims so movement will create noise. Were there is noise there is wear so balancing might help and prevent the noise/wear. But on rough roads it might be normal.

It can also come from the equalizes moving that might be caused by springs moving.
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If you don't have these on your leaf spring shackle's it might be the problem. Click image for larger version

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My Bounder's maintenance manual says to grease the leaf-springs regularly. Once a year I put the jacks down manually to the point where the tire is about to go off the ground, to detension each spring, then I use a marine-grade grease in a spray-can to spray each leaf-to-leaf interface and the retainer bands without crawling under the jacked-up vehicle. The suspension is as quiet as can be rolling down the highway.
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Thank you everyone: caissiel, ccrider and RoamingGnome!
Now that we are staying put for a while, DH can try the fixes you have
suggested. Your comments are very much appreciated!
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