Trailer Suspension Repair

by | Feb 9, 2020

Trailer Suspension RepairLet’s face it. RV travel along our highways can be a challenge, especially when it comes to rough roads, pot holes and construction. Our last trip was especially challenging and after 5 years of travel we broke a leaf spring hanger. To our good fortune, it occurred close to home and we were able to make it back without damage to our tires or axle. With our next trip weeks away, it was time to tackle the job of trailer suspension repair and make the 5th wheel road worthy.

Being a realist, I understand that most RV owners do not have the luxury of a shop and tools to repair a trailer suspension. My goal was to show the task and the steps required to repair a broken leaf spring hanger so you can be prepared in the event this happens to you.

This repair can be expensive

Trailer Suspension RepairIt’s not the parts in question, but the labor required to remove the old hanger and protect the undercarriage from the sparks generated from grinding and welding. The new hanger and bolt was $20 total, but I had 4 hours in removing wheels, grinding and welding. So be prepared for a large labor bill if you ever have to face any type of trailer suspension repair.

For Joan and I, the task is done and we’re ready to return to our RV travels. The video below condenses much of the time for the repair, but I show each steps from start to finish.

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