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Cummins12V98

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Posted: 09/24/19 07:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Fix it your self or take it to a trailer repair shop. It's a quick and easy fix,


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Posted: 09/24/19 11:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cummins12V98 wrote:

Fix it your self or take it to a trailer repair shop. It's a quick and easy fix,
It may be a relatively easy fix to a shop/person that has the required tools on hand, which would include grinder, welder, and a way to insure the axle is aligned correctly, but so is an engine rebuild, provided you know how and have the proper tools.

It's unlikely that the OP has the necessary tools at hand to do it himself. So it's not really a quick and easy fix for the OP. I think having it done before traveling any distance over a few miles would be the best choice.


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Your going to continue to have that problem if it’s anything like our piece of **** 2019 Heartland Cyclone 4007. We broke our first shackle leaf spring 6 weeks ago and the dealer did a terrible job welding it back which side lined us 3 days and then we broke down again with the same problem which side lined us a week trying to get Heartland to repair it under warranty. We think we fixed the problem by having a welder come out and add gussets to the shackles to reinforce them. Just 4 hours ago our middle axle wheel was smoking. Thought it was the brake pads rubbing but it wasn’t. Took off the wheel and brake drum and all the pieces inside fell on the ground. So in conclusion, stuck again on the highway and can’t get any help. So a word of advice, DONOT BUT FROM HEARTLAND, IT IS A ROLLING TURD ON WHEELS !!!!!!!

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fj12ryder wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

Fix it your self or take it to a trailer repair shop. It's a quick and easy fix,
It may be a relatively easy fix to a shop/person that has the required tools on hand, which would include grinder, welder, and a way to insure the axle is aligned correctly, but so is an engine rebuild, provided you know how and have the proper tools.

It's unlikely that the OP has the necessary tools at hand to do it himself. So it's not really a quick and easy fix for the OP. I think having it done before traveling any distance over a few miles would be the best choice.


He said shackle and spring are broken. Shackle not spring hanger I think you are referring to. Simple hand tools can complete this task. If he is not capable it is a simple fix for a trailer repair shop.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

Fix it your self or take it to a trailer repair shop. It's a quick and easy fix,
It may be a relatively easy fix to a shop/person that has the required tools on hand, which would include grinder, welder, and a way to insure the axle is aligned correctly, but so is an engine rebuild, provided you know how and have the proper tools.

It's unlikely that the OP has the necessary tools at hand to do it himself. So it's not really a quick and easy fix for the OP. I think having it done before traveling any distance over a few miles would be the best choice.


He said shackle and spring are broken. Shackle not spring hanger I think you are referring to. Simple hand tools can complete this task. If he is not capable it is a simple fix for a trailer repair shop.
While replacing a spring, which is stated as broken, would be a pretty easy job for a shop, I don't think it's something I would care to undertake at a campground without the proper tools, jacks, and support for the trailer axle when the spring is removed.

Of course he could be referring to the spring shackle, rather than spring and shackle. Which would be considerably easier.

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The axle is centered by the spring. You could cause a lot more damage than you want to pay to fix if everything doesn't go perfectly. Where is the spring broken, middle or an one of the eye bolts?

Yep, mine was broken behind the axle now that you mention it, and I did strap it into place so it couldn't move. I should have mentioned that in my previous post.

If you aren't comfortable doing this, then don't. I was a truck driver for 17 years, so roadside fixes are needed at times.


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Get ready of the springs and replace them with Moryde IS.That the best you can do.


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