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Old 09-30-2014, 04:43 AM   #1
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Bent springs

I have a 2012 jayco 154bh which i done a axle flip on 2 years ago. When returning from our last camping trip we went through some rough road in a construction area and i heard a loud noise,when i checked it i noticed the spring master leaf on both sides had bowed out so far that the spring shackles flipped up against the frame of the TT .It has the orignal springs and the TT is not overloaded and their is nothing in the tanks.any idea what may have caused this?
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Old 09-30-2014, 06:57 AM   #2
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Can you attach a photo or two.

When you say spring shackle, I am assuming the equalizer shackle between the two spring assemblies.

My first thought, would be to long of a leaf spring. But I bet if you look really closely you broke the main leaf springs. I would pull the tires, and check the springs go for damage.
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When you say spring shackle, I am assuming the equalizer shackle between the two spring assemblies.
it is a 154bh....single axle
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Old 09-30-2014, 07:37 AM   #4
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Most Jayco's at 3500gvwr and under are overloaded brand new on the lot.

sounds like you encountered some rough roads and broke a spring.

they are not that expensive to replace.

Or maybe time to redo the whole thing if you want ground clearance. maybe you can put Timbrens on it
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Most Jayco's at 3500gvwr and under are overloaded brand new on the lot...
What document(s) can you refer me to that substantiates this claim? I'm having a difficult time believing that a manufacturer would intentionally build an RV using an underrated suspension. I would like to read it with my own eyes.
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Unloaded Vehicle Weight (lbs) 2,425
Dry Hitch Weight (lbs) 290
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (lbs) 3,200
Cargo Carrying Capacity (lbs) 775

As these only have 3500 lbs rated axel it would not be hard to over load. Flipping won't change anything but ride height. So it would be easy to bend or break a spring on a rough road.
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I have 300 lbs of CC....FINE....maybe not overloaded on the lot but lets get real. Clothes bedding and necessary tools to camp and I am at a minimum 3200lbs on Jayco's 3000lb axle.....you want to come and cat my trailer I can give you my address but I am not going to just to prove what I already know.`I can't remedy it anyway because I am taking the bare necessities to camp. When i have a failure I will upgrade it then...there was another person JUST on here that did run through a cat and they were the same ...3100ish lbs on Jayco's 3000lb axle they decided to install..

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/sh...ighlight=scale


BTW..no one else needs to prove what they say on here so why do I
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Unloaded Vehicle Weight (lbs) 2,425
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Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (lbs) 3,200
Cargo Carrying Capacity (lbs) 775

As these only have 3500 lbs rated axel it would not be hard to over load. Flipping won't change anything but ride height. So it would be easy to bend or break a spring on a rough road.

thats the problem Texas....it would be great if they did put in a 3500lb axle but they put in a 3000...at least that is what my X17A has and most others I have seen
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What document(s) can you refer me to that substantiates this claim? I'm having a difficult time believing that a manufacturer would intentionally build an RV using an underrated suspension. I would like to read it with my own eyes.
Not so much underrated but right at the "wall" so to speak. So if it has a 3000# axle, they are expecting that the other 500# of the GVWR is on the tongue. No wiggle room. It may be a cost savings measure but I can't imagine that a 3500# axle costs that much more than a 3000# one. Then again if they did that they could not advertise that these small trailers can be towed by a mini-van or small SUV. So it seems to me to be more of a marketing ploy.
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Not so much underrated but right at the "wall" so to speak. So if it has a 3000# axle, they are expecting that the other 500# of the GVWR is on the tongue. No wiggle room. It may be a cost savings measure but I can't imagine that a 3500# axle costs that much more than a 3000# one.

exactly..thank you

it wouldn't cost a penny more I am sure
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