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Old 01-03-2007, 11:11 AM   #1
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hi everybody my 27 ft flair on a p30 has an extera 3/4 inch spacerer under the rear leaf spring on the driver side. does any one know if this is correct. the rv is tilting toward the passenger side. thanks appreciate any help.
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hi everybody my 27 ft flair on a p30 has an extera 3/4 inch spacerer under the rear leaf spring on the driver side. does any one know if this is correct. the rv is tilting toward the passenger side. thanks appreciate any help.
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Old 01-03-2007, 11:43 AM   #3
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Has the coach ever been in Great Britain?!!!
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Old 01-03-2007, 12:21 PM   #4
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by flatsfish:
hi everybody my 27 ft flair on a p30 has an extera 3/4 inch spacerer under the rear leaf spring on the driver side. does any one know if this is correct. the rv is tilting toward the passenger side. thanks appreciate any help. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
It may have been done because your appliances are on the side,all the heavy stuff.
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Old 01-04-2007, 04:24 AM   #5
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First of all, I see this is your first post. Let me be the first to welcome you to IRV2. I thnik you'll find there's some great folks on this forum that are more than willing toi help out.

AS to the spacer - I don't think that's the right way to do it. Springs are designed to have a given compression rate for a given load rating. If a set of new springs allows your coach to sag, then one side is significantly heavier than the other. Sometimes a spacer is put in place to raise that side but unfortunately that is only a band-aid and really not the best way to fix it. In this situation as the coach bounces down the road it won't bounce up and down because the heavily loaded spring is already somewhat compressed. In this case the coach will bob to one side every time it bounces up and down. There should be a heavier spring put in to handle the heavier load or, ideally, ther weight would be better balanced.

Sometimes a sagging spring that has lost it's tension is "fixed" by adding a spacer. This too is not right because the body can bottom out on the stops. Because your coach is leaning to the opposite side as the spacer I tend to think that is what is happening. It's possible that someone put a spacer on that side to compensate for a previous lean caused by a weak spring. Now that the springs have aged and are both weak the spacer is tilting the coach to the opposite side.

That's my guess anyway.
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flatsfish welcome to irv2.
Mark gives good advice it would be best to have a good spring company look at your 1995 coach and level the coach with the proper spring loads. You could help by getting your coach weight and balance your load in compartments before having coach worked on.
Once they are done you will find coach will ride and travel alot better.
I had this done on a Ford chassis because of a heavy box and the spring people raised coach 3" all around and leveled it also. A good company will know what has to be done.
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THANKS TO ALL FOR THE GREAT ADVICE .IT LOOKS LIKE I WILL HAVE TO REPLACE BOTH OF THE LEAF SPRINGS. THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL THE HELP.
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