My 2012 3450RL had a sagging spring on one side, worn out equalizer, worn out brakes, and needed the bearings repacked. I decided to replace all the suspension parts with upgraded and heavier capacity parts, since they are cheap and the costs are mostly in labor, and everything was going to be taken apart anyway. In the course of this work a bent spindle was discovered and I elected to replace both axles, also not a lot of money. So now I've got all new parts between the trailer frame and the wheels. I also replaced my 4-year-old G-rated Gladiator tires since they had 30,000 plus miles on them.
I have been putting 6,000-plus miles a year on my trailer and I considered this a good investment. I have looked at new Montana campers and decided I would rather invest in my existing unit than trade it in. Over the past 2 years this has included new recliners & sofa, mattress, topper awning fabrics, tires, AC shrouds, as well as the suspension.
The problem with the suspension was typical in researching and deciding on parts, and in this case finding a good shop to have to work done since it was beyond my capability. I did some research on disk brakes and independent suspension and decided to stick with a direct replacement of existing equipment, but higher quality and capacity.
John & Janet from Connecticut
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