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Old 01-13-2019, 07:09 AM   #1
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Leaf Spring Suspension Hangers

I hope I am using the correct terminolgy or name for these componenets. Referring the the triagular brackets that hold up the leaf spring assemblies. It is my understanding that the OE brackets have plastic busings in them and are prone to wear out and fail leaving you perhaps stranded.
Cold winter day sitting here in Ontario thinking about what maintenence I should be doing this spring on my 2013 Passport Elite 23RB.

At what point should these be replaced and what is a good replacement? Pros and Cons? Looking at the MORryde kit on line.
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Old 01-13-2019, 07:53 AM   #2
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A good time to replace them is at your first opportunity. "wet" bolt kits include a greaseable bolt and a bronze insert. Very easy to replace and you just need to know the length of the shackle ( the plate between the spring and the center bracket). ANY brand is better than the factory stuff.
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Old 01-13-2019, 08:39 AM   #3
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I replaced the Factory Spring Hangers with Morryde after the 1st year when one broke Its been 5 years now and never a problem. just make sure that they get a shot of grease a couple of times a year.
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Old 01-13-2019, 11:04 AM   #4
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[QUOTE=chuckster57; ANY brand is better than the factory stuff.[/QUOTE]


100% agree!!!
As soon as you got it home from the dealer would've been the perfect time to replace them.
Mine had 5000+/- miles & plastic bushings were totally shredded & the flimsy shackles already had the holes elongated, now 60k+/- miles & no issues with the MorRyde kit.
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Old 01-13-2019, 04:30 PM   #5
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Hi Zuley i totally agree a wet bolt system is the way to go I see you are located very close to me look at Cerka industries they are just in Milton you can get all your suspension parts or any trailer mechanical parts there, for a fair price and they are very knowledgeable. The website has a catalog with parts and prices listed hope this helps. BTW I know the sun was out today but man was it cold today..... I know I can’t wait to get back into the camping season. Have a good one!
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Old 01-13-2019, 06:06 PM   #6
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I hope I am using the correct terminolgy or name for these componenets. Referring the the triagular brackets that hold up the leaf spring assemblies. It is my understanding that the OE brackets have plastic busings in them and are prone to wear out and fail leaving you perhaps stranded.
Cold winter day sitting here in Ontario thinking about what maintenence I should be doing this spring on my 2013 Passport Elite 23RB.

At what point should these be replaced and what is a good replacement? Pros and Cons? Looking at the MORryde kit on line.
This thread for my 23RB should have everything you need: http://www.keystoneforums.com/forums...ad.php?t=24991
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Old 01-14-2019, 05:06 AM   #7
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Humm, last trip of this past summer I kinda felt the trailer wasn't pulling like it should. I thought maybe WDH but everything checked out.
With around 20k miles in 3 seasons I think I should check this out.
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