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Repairs - MOR/ryde Spring

Red Rover, Red Rover, Send Tige Over
Red Rover, Red Rover, Send Tige Over

Last Changed 10/31/2009

We make use of our time on the farm to do a lot of the maintenance that is hard to do in a regular RV park.  While Mark was doing the lubrication job on the trailer suspension, he noticed that one of the rubber springs had a bond separation.  Communication with the manufacturer, MOR/ryde, resulted in a replacement spring being shipped to us.  This is the replacement.

MOR/ryde Spring Change You can see how the rubber is separating from the steel plate.  This is a rare problem.
MOR/ryde Spring Change After raising the trailer, we took the wheel off.
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MOR/ryde Spring Change Mark is removing the old spring.

Note how the wheels next to mark are off the ground.  We used our BigFoot Leveling system in manual mode to raise the trailer.
MOR/ryde Spring Change The directions said to use a bottle jack to help raise the idler back into position.  We found out bottle jack too tall.  Luckily, the farm has a floor jack.
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MOR/ryde Spring Change Mark is tightening the bolts that hold the rubber spring.
MOR/ryde Spring Change The new rubber spring installed.
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MOR/ryde Spring Change A view of the hydraulic disk brake assembly.
MOR/ryde Spring Change With no load on the old rubber spring, the separation is almost not visible.
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MOR/ryde Spring Change You can barely see the separation.
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