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    grease your springs

    This is the brass bushing out of my spring with only 4000 miles. I greased them when I purchased it but could not get to the one behind the drain pipe for the half bath. It had grease on fitting so I assumed it was greased when new. 4000 miles later I greased them again and purchased a 90 for that fitting. That's when I notice a flat spring. Tonight I replaced the spring and found brass bushing already worn out. Looks like it had a little grease but not enough.
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    This is the same condition I find on my springs and I grease my wet bolts on every trip. I just recently replaced all of my springs on my 2018 Solitude 310gk with hopes that the replacement springs would have spring eyes that were a bit rounder. All of my brass bushings were shot.
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    Sir I have a 320G and have the same issue needing a 90 degree fitting and need to replace one that wont take grease are these metric or standard thread fittings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabidd View Post
    Sir I have a 320G and have the same issue needing a 90 degree fitting and need to replace one that wont take grease are these metric or standard thread fittings?
    I purchased a 90 for my grease gun but would not take grease. I replaced all bushings when I went to 4000lb springs but have a couple that will not take grease even while jacking up and down on springs. I guess I'll just replace the bushings every couple years when I repack bearings.
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    Zerk fittings that won't pass grease is a common issue. Search the internet and you find all kinds of remedies including heating them up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannon07 View Post
    This is the brass bushing out of my spring with only 4000 miles. I greased them when I purchased it but could not get to the one behind the drain pipe for the half bath. It had grease on fitting so I assumed it was greased when new. 4000 miles later I greased them again and purchased a 90 for that fitting. That's when I notice a flat spring. Tonight I replaced the spring and found brass bushing already worn out. Looks like it had a little grease but not enough.
    Can I ask where you purchased the upgraded 4000lb springs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannon07 View Post
    I purchased a 90 for my grease gun but would not take grease. I replaced all bushings when I went to 4000lb springs but have a couple that will not take grease even while jacking up and down on springs. I guess I'll just replace the bushings every couple years when I repack bearings.
    The wet bolts are often clocked incorrectly to take grease. You need to lift the trailer by the frame, not springs, to relax the suspension. Then it will take grease unless you have a zerk problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RV Tech View Post
    Can I ask where you purchased the upgraded 4000lb springs?

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    I purchased from local spring shop $115.00 ea. Dexter part # 072-079-00 For some reason they are about double the price of the 3500lb.
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    Thanks for the information might try and change the one by the drain pipe but are the threads metric or standard threads? Thanks

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    That would be a good start. Mine always leaned about 1/2" low on kitchen side since new. Spring next to drain pipe for 1/2 bath or rear driver side was flat. I installed a new 3500lb and it was flat also. I changed both on kitchen side and left passenger side because they still had good arch. The trailer seems to have good balance now and I've pulled it about 3000 miles and all spring are keeping good arch but the 4000's picked it up a little due to one more leaf and now it leans a little to passenger side. I can't decide if I want to put 4000lbs on that side or just add spacer under leaf to level it out. Maybe a good idea just to change the one and try that.
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