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Old 11-12-2014, 08:48 PM   #31
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Not sure where to take the measurement from. I took it from the bottom of the U shaped section of the Hellwig spring where the U-bolt sits to the top of the Rv's spring. If that's not it I may be at 2.5". Anyhow it's a lot better than what it was.
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Old 11-13-2014, 11:19 AM   #32
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All done! Just got to thaw out for a while. I did have to cut about 1" off the one side of the rear u-bolt as it was hitting the exhaust pipe.
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Old 11-13-2014, 11:49 AM   #33
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Nice job..now your making me feel like I should tackle it myself!
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Old 11-13-2014, 07:03 PM   #34
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Nice job..now your making me feel like I should tackle it myself!
It really wasn't difficult at all. Just need the right tools. The hydrolic levelers were the biggest help. Mine required a 7/8" ratcheting combo wrench, the only special tool. Had to buy one, $20, But I would spent more than that on gas to go to the dealer.
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Old 11-14-2014, 02:08 PM   #35
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MadDad, did you unload the suspension?

or Can it be tightened while loaded.
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MadDad, did you unload the suspension?

or Can it be tightened while loaded.
Yes Is I said I used the hydrolic levelers. I raise the side I was working on to unload the suspension. Probably couldn't have done it with just a combination wrench while loaded.

I also cheated on the safety issue of not even using jack stands under the frame. There is so much clearance between the frame and the ground that I didn't feel the need. After all the tires were still on, and if the levelers failed I wouldn't have been squished anyway
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Old 11-14-2014, 03:50 PM   #37
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Wow just check my new 31 DS I just pickup last month and it has 4 inch's also.

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Old 11-16-2014, 02:36 AM   #38
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Morryde shackles

I was wondering through MorRyde's web site and found they sell / install a nice looking beefed up helper spring shackle. I'm jot sure how to post a link... But it might be worthy of some conversation from those of you who are more experienced on this topic.
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So I looked at the installation instructions for the hellwig helper springs. There is no mention of a big or small of a gap.

It can be barley snugged to down to a 1/4". They say the gap can be as big or small as the load demands.

It also states that the tensioning should be done with the vehicle on a flat surface and the suspension loaded.

So where are we getting the 2" gap measurement? and from who? Is this coming from Jayco or Hellwig?
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From Kevin at Hellwig..easy to get him on the phone. At 3 or 4 inches you are receiving 2500 pound benefit at 2" 3500 lbs. Not a safety issue according to Kevin. Jayco warranty told me no recall should be fine as more Ryde installed it rtc
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