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Old 08-13-2015, 04:46 PM   #1
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helwig helper springs

before having job done on my 29 red hawk, did anyone cut the u bolts, on mine it looks like the back one is going to hit the muffler, and the front ones would rub on the sway bar if the bolts were not cut back, any suggestions before i have it done -thanks
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Old 08-14-2015, 03:49 PM   #2
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I have a Greyhawk 29MV and had the Hellwigs adjusted to 2", the u-bolts did not need to be cut and I do not have any interference with the bolts. By the way, the adjustment made a world of difference in the handling of my rig.
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Old 08-24-2015, 11:04 AM   #3
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On my new 2015mv Greyhawk I did have to cut one of the bolts that came in contact with something I forgot what..seems stuff under there could be in slightly different locations...a hacksaw and my old 70 year body was pooped...but the result well worth the effort...
Anyone could proobably do this job with a few of the right tools in my opinion..it's not Rocket Science.
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Interested in finding out more on adjustments to H springs. Who does the work, Jayco or private or self. Also what type of issues did you have? Do you feel it could help with rear swaying when a Truck approaches from rear and pass at 55+ mph. Any info would be helpful, Thanks
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Interested in finding out more on adjustments to H springs. Who does the work, Jayco or private or self. Also what type of issues did you have? Do you feel it could help with rear swaying when a Truck approaches from rear and pass at 55+ mph. Any info would be helpful, Thanks
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This was an issue discussed by several last year in the thread: "Warning suspension problems - Hellwig Springs adjusted incorrectly from the factory" which is accessible by searching key words to this headline.
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Old 02-02-2016, 09:56 AM   #6
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There's a lot reading about it in this thread. https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f5...ory-23499.html
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Old 02-02-2016, 10:14 AM   #7
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Mine is in for service as I type. I asked the dealer to inspect the springs and what not. I'm told they are where they are supposed to be and they do not recommend touching them. I even asked them to call Jayco. They're not calling Hellwig though.
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this is covered extensively in this Jayco blog...
of course the dealer won't do anything...if you want most of the little stuff done you learn to do it yourself in my opinion....
there are pictures showing the two sets of springs, the Helwig and the factory...with a re-adjusted gap of 2 inches between them...
I did this adjustment after basically loading up my 2105 Greyhawk 29mv...so to compensate for the actual loaded weight...not the adjustment set at the factory with no load..
The ride is better, the rear end is up higher. a good thing for less bottoming out...
It is not a big job, with a breaker bar to loosen up the bolts, and the corect socket and wrench...one of the bolts when cinched down came into interference with the tailpipe as I recall..that was the hardest part, sawing a bit off the bolt...
I think this adjustment is well worth the time and effort...
by the way I put steel rollers on the trailer hitch frame to help with low clearance on the back end like driveways etc...
A better ride..yes, less sway too...cause less slop in the original spring adjustment.
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I got under the coach yesterday, front clearance was about 5" on both sides, and rear was around 3" 1/2- 4" on both rear. No load other then 3/4 tank of gas. I will be getting a front end alignment today to see if that could be contributing to front wandering.
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My coach handles fine on the road. I have no issues with it. I'm hesitant to play w/ the springs (esp. if Jayco tells me not to). I know others on this forum have reported improvements. I also know shifting more weight bias forward could help handling, but I wonder how those front tires are sitting weight wise once loaded up w/ gear and family?
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