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Old 09-11-2016, 07:49 PM   #1
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Creaky Leaf Springs

Hi - my hybrid (xj1z) has leaf springs and they creak like crazy. When driving slow through our neighborhood, I can turn heads with the sound. Does anyone else have this issue and if so, have you been able to lessen it?
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Old 09-11-2016, 08:41 PM   #2
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I'm subscribing to the thread because my buddy's new Keystone Bullet does the same thing. It is very loud.
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You might try WD40 as a temporary fix. If they are new, they might loosen up on their own.
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This may be caused by worn out plastic bushings where the leaf spring attaches to the bolts. You can buy and install a wet bolt kit to fix it.
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This may be caused by worn out plastic bushings where the leaf spring attaches to the bolts. You can buy and install a wet bolt kit to fix it.
DanNJanice, my camper is a 2016 and only has 200 miles on it.
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That's 200 that you put on it. Delivery could be a lot more. I agree bushings shouldn't wear out nearly that fast but I've had issues with plastic bushings failing very quickly on other trailers. I always upgrade to wet bolts as soon as I can on all trailers that I own. I will be doing mine over the winter while in storage.
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I've owned 5 campers over the years. Different manufacturers. They all made that noise. Like someone said some WD40 or something similar should help but in the long run, those leaf spring bolts and shackles are noisy. Just check to make sure everything is tight. My 2016 X19H makes that noise as well. Only 2 months old.
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Also if you have a WD hitch installed they can make quite a bit of noise too.
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Silicone spray? Mine are doing it too, I will try some and perhaps squeezing some axle grease into them.
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What is a wet bolt and where do you get them?
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