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CavalierTwo

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Posted: 08/10/22 02:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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I recently returned from a round trip to Alaska. Driving 11,444 miles on some of the worst roads in Canada and Alaska. Due to road heaves (from freezing & thawing constantly) creates a real road hazard. I had both rear axle spring hangers break, then replaced and welded. The bummer of it was, I had to have it done a second time. The second time I had reinforcements installed. So 1 1/2" tubing was welded from hanger to hanger on both axles on my 2017 Reflection 26RL 5th wheel.

Now my question: Should I have an inspection on the entire frame, suspension & axle to see if there is other damage?

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What vehicle, including age ? What load ?

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Welcome to the forum.
Sounds like some of those heaves snuck up on you and you didn't have time to slow up.

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My Tow vehicle is 2015 F250 Powerstroke. My load is around 10K.

And yes those heaves do sneak up rather quickly.

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Yes,
I would suggest you find a commercial vehicle repair shop and have them inspect everything and then have the alignment checked/aligned. It is worth the cost IMO.

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Posted: 08/10/22 04:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Probably worth it if there were multiple issues and had to re-repair some of the fixes.


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Thanks all for your input. I'll be looking up suspension specialist to get it checked out.

Thanks Again.

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Moved to Tech Issues forum from Towing.


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Posted: 08/10/22 05:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Peace of mind is important to me. I’d get the inspection!


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Hi,

I had springs fixed. The shop did not do an alignment. Now I need new tires.


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