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Old 05-22-2022, 09:17 AM   #1
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had a air level ride height rod break in the road

On the way home from the coast I "thought" i had a bad rear tire... the sound i heard turned out to be the Newmar rock flap dragging the ground... my rear air bags were empty allowing this..... pulled off I65 found a level church parking lot with a concrete pad was able to pull the left rear tires onto my plywood level pads to gain me 4" (i don't trust being under there with the jacks) and the bottom part of the air level rod that looks like a heim joint that attaches to the rod with a small hose clamp had broken off right below the clamp, I was able to reinsert the rod into what was left splint it like a broken limb with small tent stakes and duct tape and zip ties... and be on the road home in less than 30 min. the picture with just the rod end is what i need mine broke just below that band... anyone know where to purchase?
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Most any NAPA store has all those parts... with roads the way they are I have always carried a spare. Especially the rubber ends.
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Is this it? https://www.amazon.com/Dorman-926-55...7S619729&psc=1
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had no idea this should be in my "spares" found just the rod and 2 ends on ebay for $20 w/ free shipping... i'll have spares from now on thank you all to those who posted
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That is a common item most any auto parts or HDT repair shop has them on-hand. I had one break 2 miles from a Loves truck stop. Got off the interstate and slowly drove to Loves, they had my MH in and out in less than 30 minutes.
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Mine broke a week ago, lost about an inch off the mudflap. I also was able to pull into a Loves, they installed a different style linkage that was on it. I am sure it is fine, however the rear sits up considerably higher now. Does anyone know of what proper ride height should be?
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Chassis Ride Height

FRONT I-BEAM SUSPENSION:
10.25" MEASURED FROM BOTTOM OF CHASSIS FRAME TO TOP OF AXLE PAD.

INDEPENDENT FRONT SUSPENSION (IFS):
16.125" FROM CENTER OF UPPER SHOCK EYE TO CENTER OF LOWER SHOCK EYE.

REAR AXLE W/FRONT I-BEAM SUSPENSION:
8.25" FROM BOTTOM OF CHASSIS FRAME RAIL TO CENTER OF AXLE HOUSING.

REAR AXLE W/INDEPENDENT FRONT SUSPENSION:
8.25" FROM BOTTOM OF CHASSIS FRAME RAIL TO CENTER OF AXLE HOUSING.
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Mine broke a week ago, lost about an inch off the mudflap. I also was able to pull into a Loves, they installed a different style linkage that was on it. I am sure it is fine, however the rear sits up considerably higher now. Does anyone know of what proper ride height should be?
Ride height, especially on the rear, is very important. The drive line angle is affected by it, it'll cause a drive line vibration, possibly damage the rear transmission seal and pinion seal and bearings.
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Ride height, especially on the rear, is very important. The drive line angle is affected by it, it'll cause a drive line vibration, possibly damage the rear transmission seal and pinion seal and bearings.

I ended up cutting almost 2" off the replacement linkage to get me back to normal ride height. Thank you for the info. I would not have been in a hurry to correct that without your post...
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