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    Rear axle leaf spring hanger snapped today

    I must admit, this one I did not see coming. I'm absolutely amazed that we didn't notice it happening and that we made it to our destination safely.Click image for larger version. 

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    Glad you made it safely to where you were going.

    This is not an unusual failure. With my previous trailer, I had 3 hangers break almost exactly like yours.

    I pretty much hate these leaf spring suspensions and I'm going to an IS and/or air bag setup as soon as I can.

    If you're just getting this fixed, see if they can install a hanger reinforcement like this on my 349M

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    That's a great suggestion! I've got a mobile welder coming tomorrow to see if they can fix the problem, i'll show them a picture of your setup to see if we can replicate. Thank you!

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    I don't think the issue is leaf spring suspension as much as it's Lipperts crapy welders and cheap metal.

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    This is what I did

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    Shakel reinforcement and sumos. I also upgraded the springs a bit (toy hauler) ride real nice and no worries of broken shackles

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    Ditto to Apollo but we went with the black Sumos. Love 'em!
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    Quote Originally Posted by goducks14 View Post
    I don't think the issue is leaf spring suspension as much as it's Lipperts crapy welders and cheap metal.
    I agree. In 6 years I’ve replaced 3 hangers. I’ll have to check into these sumos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goducks14 View Post
    I don't think the issue is leaf spring suspension as much as it's Lipperts crapy welders and cheap metal.
    So, this topic has been discussed to death. Here are links to some of the other threads.
    https://www.mygrandrv.com/forum/show...m-enhancements
    https://www.mygrandrv.com/forum/show...ng-Hanger-Data
    https://www.mygrandrv.com/forum/show...stomer-service
    https://www.mygrandrv.com/forum/show...-Spring-Hanger!

    IMNSHO, the entire suspension (hangers, axles, equalizer, springs, shackles) on my 17K GVWR 349M is pathetic compared to the suspension on my 14K GVWR F-450.
    Seems to me there are more inadequacies than welds and hanger metal.
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    I think this is the first report on a triple axle (yes?) what is the year and model? Thanks
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    This is what I had done to mine.

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