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Beach Boy

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Posted: 03/21/08 05:21pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I called HWH on 3/19 and got the springs on 3/21. I bought two pairs of springs for $30 plus $10. I would recommend HWH to anyone.


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Ditto on HWH. You probably will not find a better supplier than them. Great people.


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Sounds like salt air started stress corrosion cracking on the highly loaded spring wire.

Suggest that in your environment the new springs receive a coat of read lead primer and then a finish coat of black. Probably a spray can of each would do the job. Don't believe the factory finish is all that great for a salt atmosphere. At least more paint won't hurt.

Also believe HWH has made some spring design changes, Don't know when or what models, but you may receive improved springs.

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I came out one day and found three of my springs broken. Not coincidence IMO, probably a bad batch. I wasn't too happy at having to replace them all but HWH made it better by sending me all the replacements I needed at no charge. They weren't that old.

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The springs that I received were .5" shorter and tapered at both ends. I called HWH and said they redesigned the springs. They said they are better.

As for the salt air, I am going to do as suggested. Thanks.

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I bought a set of front springs for my Tiffin from a local dealer when one broke as I was raising the jacks. Cost was 12 dollars. Putting it on was a different matter. Since I had a torn rotator cuff, I let the dealer put it on. There was one young man there on a Saturday morning and he worked for an hour before he finally got it on. Jack did not fully retract and he tried to push it in with a floor jack and then used a large screwdrive to get the hook on the spring in the jack. If there is an easy way, I would sure like to hear how it is done.

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I hooked mine up to a come-along, pulled them out a bit, and put in several wood shims. That kept them long and made it real easy to just put them back on. Had to use a small bottle jack under the jack pad to push up on the low side which leveled out the jack pad. Or, get your fat beer drinking bozo of a brother in law and have him hang from the jack spring and put it on that way.

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rmartin6821 and Pirate,

Do you have the fold-down or the straight-down jacks? I have the fold-down and was not anticipating any problems? It sounds like you had a difficult time.

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I have the straight down jacks.

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straight down.

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