my springs are a little weak and sag slightly on one side, any ideas on either adding helper springs of timbrem rubber stops, an old pair I have would fit perfectly between the frame and the springs which would take some of the pressure off the original springs
Post by John Palmer on Nov 11, 2020 18:40:07 GMT -8
If you do not have the ability to weld new spring mounts onto your frame, just locate your local spring shop. They will be happy to custom make new leaf springs in any width, length, or height. They will make the new springs in your requested weight rating. If the trailer is heavier on one side (like my Spartan) they can accommodate the side to side difference. Their cost is not very much more than off the shelf imported springs. They do this kind of work every day. If you are not familiar with spring work, I would advise just taking your trailer and having them do the install. You will likely need new "custom made" U Bolts also.
Using Firestone air springs (heavy duty air bags) is a very good weight suspension system for all kinds of vehicles. I run the Firestone air springs in addition to the original eleven leaf springs. Because my 1948 Frigidaire refrigerator is so heavy, I run 50# of air in my right side air spring, and 35# in my left air spring. I like to plumb the springs separately so I have the option of using different pressures on each side. The springs are rated at 100# maximum.