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Old 09-08-2013, 08:29 PM   #1
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HWH replacing springs

Hello all,
well I'm new here just signed on, anyway I have a class A 33' Winnebago Elante 1994
just replaced left side rear and what a trip that was I new this was going to be tough doing it on the RV so I took whole jack off clamped it on to one of my benches in the shed put the springs on the foot put the 1/4 dia. rod with the eyelets on the ends thru the springs, then used a chain and a tie down strap over one of my rafters, and also very important a 2x6 between the bench and the rafter so ratchet away I go and it worked pretty good so then my son comes over and says hey Dad I replaced these when they were on the coach just with a vice grip and a screw driver so we try this and it shows some promise (oh I forgot to mention I have the kick down jacks so you have to do both springs at the same time) Well he gone again so looks like I will try to do it alone again

But thanks to this forum and this is why I signed up I read about spreading the springs with either nails or some wood scraps what a fantastic idea thanks a TON

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Old 09-09-2013, 08:47 PM   #6
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Welcome and glad to meet you!
Thanks for the welcome that's one fantastic coach you got there


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