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Old 10-10-2019, 07:38 AM   #1
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Replace Leaf Springs?

Hi folks,

My 2017 Hideout LHS175 looks like it is settling down over time, and I really don't like the looks of the stock leaf springs. They are 4 leaf (if you can call the bottom short one a leaf) and while they are not visibly sagging, I would like to beef them up. Any suggestions on a source of replacement springs that would fit?

I also would like to change the tires to something more substantial, with a higher speed rating. This is a single axle trailer, so I really would like to have confidence in my tires.

Thoughts?

Thanks, Steve
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Old 10-10-2019, 08:04 AM   #2
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Any trailer parts store/repair shop would likely have them in stock as would most Tractor Supply (TSC) stores. We just had one member report that he broke a spring while traveling through Colorado and bought a replacement spring for his trailer at TSC.

If you're concerned with the appearance of the springs (sagging) you may need to upgrade them, but I'd suggest that springs are seldom a problem. Bearings, races, leaking rear seals and tires tend to be the most problematic parts of any travel trailer suspension system.
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Old 10-10-2019, 08:12 AM   #3
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Thanks John, The tires, wheels and bearings were replaced in 2017, so I should be good for a while. Suggestions on better tires? I have Trailer King ST Radials now.
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Old 10-10-2019, 08:18 AM   #4
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I'd start with tires along with all the things you've already done. The more stuff you load in it the more the springs will sag, but as John said very few reports of spring issues.
If that concerned, buy the springs to haul with you as spares, it wouldn't be that difficult to swap if needed & they aren't that expensive.
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Old 10-10-2019, 08:25 AM   #5
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I upgraded my tires to Goodyear Endurance ST tires. I have about 4000 miles on them and I have been happy with them. You may want to consider going one load rating higher than the tires that came with your trailer.
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Old 10-10-2019, 08:30 AM   #6
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Check the axle tag to determine its weight rating, then do the same for your springs.

Our Montana had two 6,000 pound rated axles, but the springs from the factory were rated at 2,500 pounds each.

After two spring failures on two different occasions, I upgraded the springs to 3,000 pound rated ones along with upgrading tires from E to F load rating.

Used to have severe tire issues where inside tread on all four tires wore excessively. The spring upgrade also fixed that issue.
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