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Missing half a leaf in a spring pack... still good?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Jagged, Mar 20, 2007.

  1. Jagged

    Jagged 1 ton status

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    This boat trailer I'm getting ready to tow has a broken leaf in it's right spring pack. It's a 5-leaf pack, including the overload leaf. The center leaf broke right at the center bolt. Half of the leaf is still there, the other half is missing.

    This is the same side where the weld on the spring perch is boogered up. I'll have a pic or two up of it in a few minutes.

    Do you think it will be allright to tow, or should I try to replace the spring pack?
     
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    Wow . If you can work with it , there may be couple small leafs in the stack of springs behind my camper .
     
  3. Jagged

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    Here's the pics.

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    Maybe just clamp it to get home , or we can try butt welding it . Its not near the middle of the pack , and just the end part .

    Yeah , bad idea , I am sorry .
     
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    Well, I'm fixing to go to pick up a GPS for my laptop. If I see some trailer supply stores on the way, I'll see if they have spring packs in there. What I really need is a farm & home store or something, they would have had everything I needed instead of driving all over the place.
     
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    I'd either take it out or put a similar leaf in there. I would not, however, leave 1/2 the leaf in there and roll like that.
     
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    If I can't find a replacement spring pack, I think I'll just remove that leaf from both sides.
     
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    having to work sucks major arse . I feel like i should be there with you rubbing shoulders under the boat :(
     
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    Keep you fantasies to yourself, bro! ;)

    Just kidding. It's allright. I'm fixin to head out to Best Buy, Wal-Mart, and Heather wants to visit the mall for a little bit. My wheels and tires should be done after noon.

    And I still need to get a socket for that spindle nut :angry1:
     
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    There is a Lowes at Higley and the US60 , and On Ellsworth and Suthern just north of the US60 . I like the cobalt sockets .

    Would make sense to have a socket on the road , in case you eat one of the new bearings . And bring the old ones with you as spares . I have a plastic tub I dig out before you leave to hold them .
     
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    Spring packs are cheap. I got heavy duty ones Installed on my trailer for $120. When do you need it by? Norther tool has them cheap also. I found out the hard way, best to but new springs on it, and have one less worry on the trip.
     
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    Northern Tool?

    Where's that at?


    Pauly- I had to buy an extra set of bearings because of that seal I lost. They'll be coming with as spares. Speaking of that seal, your yard monster still has it because I have yet to see it.
     
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    I found the website. I need something local to Phoenix/Mesa, AZ. Not looking to sit around waiting days for parts to show up.
     
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    Didn't know how fast you needed them. Just look for a spring shop local. Thats how I got mine. I was in a rush also.
     
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    what size tires are you gonna run under it ??? 38's ??? 40's ???

    Put a set of 52" springs with 6 inchs of lift,,,,do a shackle flip,,,add a set of zero rates and your good to go.......:haha:
     
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    Looks like that leaf is going to be removed on both sides. Just got a call back from a local spring shop, and he has no springs for the size I need.

    The springs are 30.5" eye-to-eye. Most standard springs are 26-27"
     

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