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Old 01-07-2021, 03:37 PM   #1
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Broken spring mount.

Arrived in Roswell, NM after a blowout on left side. Also found bad tire on right #3 axle. Inspection shows tabs for spring mount have broken off. Has anyone else experienced this kind of failure. Welder doing inspection says it has been a while. Two new tires in a day. Only had 1200 on the one that blew out.
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Old 01-07-2021, 04:36 PM   #2
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This isn’t a hard fix and yes it has happened before.
Now to the real problem. You have had two blowouts. You need to take a serious look at your tires. What kind of tires do you have? Are they made in China China Bombs. Y should a a set of G rated tires.
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Old 01-07-2021, 09:08 PM   #3
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Spring mounts can break because of rough roads, simple metal fatigue, or poor welding, and cause an axle to run misaligned, and cause a tire to blow. Springs, mounts and axles should be inspected frequently.
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Old 01-08-2021, 05:27 AM   #4
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If the OP is talking about spring hander brackets then the usual cause of failure of the bracket is poor backing and hard turning practices.. This puts a great amount of stress on the brackets and they will break..

Easy to replace with a new bracket and a person that can weld.
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Old 01-08-2021, 06:49 AM   #5
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You may want to look into adding Morryde X-Factor cross braces. I put 3 of these on my previous 2011 3150RL for added suspension support and some piece of mind. I now have Independent suspension on my 3402RL. Joe.
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Old 01-11-2021, 09:10 AM   #6
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I will never again pull one of these behemoths down the road without the Mor Ryde IS and disc brakes. Just saying.
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Old 01-12-2021, 07:33 AM   #7
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I will never again pull one of these behemoths down the road without the Mor Ryde IS and disc brakes. Just saying.
Those items are a nice addition if you have the bucks .. I don't.. and in 45 years of RVing I've never broken a spring hanger nor had a blowout..

The OEM suspension/brakes will do quite nicely if the RV is loaded within reason, towed at sensible speeds and maintained on a routine basis...
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Old 01-12-2021, 10:09 AM   #8
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Those items are a nice addition if you have the bucks .. I don't.. and in 45 years of RVing I've never broken a spring hanger nor had a blowout..

The OEM suspension/brakes will do quite nicely if the RV is loaded within reason, towed at sensible speeds and maintained on a routine basis...
-To me its not about the $$$ (I get it if you don't have it. I did not have it either)
-Its about your safety/your loved ones safety and safety of those on the road around you
-"Towing for 45 years" you got me beat there. But keep in mine, you did NOT tow the behemoth units of today for all those years. I would bet most of those years were towing much smaller/lighter units.
-Knock on wood, but I have also never had a blowout of any kind on anything I have ever driven. No broken hangers either. That's because I'm an anal maintenance kind of guy.
- IMHO the suspension/brakes on these heavy campers are not only inadequate, but dangerous.

- The pic is from 2016. That's what I found upon coming home from a trip to the western MD mountains. And check the suspension every time I stop. This was the 3rd time a wet bolt was either missing or broken.
- Think about that, now only one bolt is holding the axle on. If the other bolt brakes while towing down a mountain pass, myself/my passengers and those behind me could have easily lost their lives.
-I replaced the entire suspension after I found that missing bolt and continued to have issues.

It took years to save up the funds to have the IS put on, but it well worth it.
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Old 01-12-2021, 01:09 PM   #9
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We pull thousands of miles a year.Yes the IS is expensive but we had it installed. The OEM suspension IMO may be OK for the low user.
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