Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Suspension Adjustment

In an effort to get ready for our travels, we took the trailer into the RV Doctor to have her suspension adjusted. I was having the leaf spring adjusted to the lowest point on the spring hangers, thus lifting the trailer approx three inches. The reason for this, the trailer has always sat pretty nose high. Lifting the trailer at the wheels should help out with that.
We usually have our work done at another RV Doc in town, but after the last fiasco with our black tank, we thought we'd try the other one in town. They did a good job at a fair price, so we are happy.

 We waited while they did the work and brought the rig back to Holloman and set back up. This is the after the work was done photo, as you can see it's still a bit nose high, but that's due to the air bags in the truck. The truck now sits level with the load on, which is great. Gerald, who helped me install the air bags, came out for a look and noticed the same thing, still abit nose high. After a few minutes of discussion we decided to drop the dose an inch or two at the kingpin. Out came the tools and an hour later we had the kingpin adjusted, we'll have to see how it sets now, but I should still have 5-6 inches between the truck bed and the trailer. It may not be perfect, but it'll be a darn site better than what it was.
Yesterday, we had the oil changed in the truck also. We used our last (of three) free oil change coupons, so next time it'll actually hurt alittle, unless I do it myself, then the damage won't be so bad.

On a liter note, Scrappy Doo goes in for his first hair cut tomorrow, so stay tuned for that. Boy, he's sure not going to look like our little Scrappy, but it'll sure do him good. Friday we take off for OKC.

Ok, take care and see you tomorrow.


Rick and Kathy Rousseau said...

For the size of your trailer don't put more than 45 psi on the air bags. Now that you leveled the trailer should smooth the ride alot. Sheryl's back will thank you.

Be Safe and Enjoy!

It's about time.

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

The trailer height is so slight now I wouldn't have noticed it at all until you pointed it out. Hopefully with all the adjusting it will ride much smoother.

Remember, no matter what, a blind man would be glad to see it. ;c)