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Old 06-30-2013, 06:19 PM   #1
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Swift SLX 145 RB Spring deforming

With one month and 1100 miles on our new TT the roadside of the unit had sagged about 4 inches. On inspection I found the spring was bent at each end. Curb side has not shown this deformation. This is being covered under warranty. Waiting for parts now. Have others noticed this issue? Thoughts on whether this may occur on the curb side, or whether this could have affected the curb side bolts?[ATTACH]10077
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Old 07-06-2013, 01:30 AM   #2
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Wow, that's quite a picture. I'm not familiar with your trailer layout, is there more weight on that side of the trailer. Can this be caused from being over weight? I don't want to suggest you were but not sure how to ask otherwise.

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Old 07-06-2013, 08:11 AM   #3
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Cargo load of these TT types is very low..... 660# for our 154BH (which includes occupants). Just add gear and water and your over capacity. Curious if your tire could have been out of balance? Any unusual wear on your tire? Do you drive over 60-65 MPH?
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Old 07-07-2013, 05:39 PM   #4
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I would think you would see other signs of excess weight through out the TT before you start bending spring steel. Defective spring expecially if the other side is fine.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:43 AM   #5
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Springs replaced and on the level again! To answer the questions, TT has not been overloaded (and yes it doesn't take much to do so), there is more weight on that side - kitchen, furnace, water heater etc clean water. Black & grey tanks are across the rear. Water tanks are empty when traveling. I would hope the designers would account for this. Tires, balanced, no issues/undo wear noted. Travel speed 95 - 100 kms/hr. Towed easily. We're retired, no more hurry! Dealership would make no comment about this. Just replaced it under warranty, no cost to me. Legalities? Taking a trip today and will see how it all goes. We have enjoyed this unit, small but just right for two.
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