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Old 03-27-2019, 10:24 PM   #1
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I have a 2012 Crossroads cruiser Patriot with 5200 lb Lippert axels. Can anyone please tell me if it would have come the Lippert never fail bushings or if there is a way that I can tell what kind of bushings it has. Has anyone had experience with bushings failing. Thanks, Bill
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Old 03-28-2019, 10:00 AM   #2
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I'm not sure what came with your rig. More then likely if it came stock from the factory, it has the plastic bushings.

The only sure way that I know of to find out is to take one of the bolts out and look. It's not that hard to do. After you get it jacked up and on blocks, pull a wheel and tire, block the axle and take one of the bolts out that holds the spring.
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Old 03-28-2019, 10:30 AM   #3
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If your rv is a 2012 you definitely need to change out the bushings. I went with the MORryde wet bolt system with bronze bushings. Not the useless plastic ones from lippert.
Cost? around $90.00
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Thank you for the advice. Did you put the Moride ones in yourself and if so, was it difficult. Thanks, Bill
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Just installed them. After jacking up and supporting rv, the installation was not too difficult.
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Old 03-28-2019, 06:52 PM   #6
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I did mine back in 2009. Here is a link to the write up.
http://www.crossroadsowners.com/foru....html#post7983
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equaflex and bushing

Replaced my equaflex and added wet bolt kit. Luckily I noticed one of my equiflex had a bad crack in the housing, So replaced everything.
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Yep, I'd bet you have the OEM plastic bushings (or at least what's left of them)


I replaced my suspension bolt with the 'wet bolt' kit that was an add on to the 'Dexter' equalizer I invested in for m 2017 291RL.


For me, it was one of the obvious upgrades. Everything unsprung, is now secured to that which is sprung, by the best connection system possible in my humble opinion.


I now have the peace of mind that comes with installing high quality components in place of those originally supplied to the manufacturer by the lowest bidder.
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Old 07-23-2019, 08:14 PM   #9
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Bushing Replacement so soon?

Hi there,

I have a 2016 ST270BH. It was purchased used from a co-worker, who lightly used the trailer for 1 camping season. I am new to RVing and have used it lightly for the past two summers. All told, I guess it has less than 5000 km on it. I am planning a big trip in a few weeks and I took the rig back to the dealership in Alberta, Canada to get the wheel bearings greased. The dealership told me the plastic bushing are showing signs of wear and that I should replace them (as well as shackles and bolts) asap to avoid future damage. All told, they want 3hrs labour (150 CAD/hr) plus parts to get me on my way.

Is this typical to have to spend $600+ on suspension maintenance with low mileage on paved roads/campgrounds? Does it seem like a reasonable quote? And finally, they were just going to replace the bushings in-kind, do you folks think the LCI Never Fail bushings are what I should request?

Thanks so much, I am new to RVing so just want to be sure that the dealership isn't taking advantage of me.
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Old 07-23-2019, 09:27 PM   #10
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First of all, the plastic bushings are a joke. I replaced all my bushing with bronze bushings and also installed the wet bolt system that allows greasing of the bushings. Wet bolt with the bronze bushings are much better. Had only 12,000 rv when replaced but also replaced the equalizer with a Dexter EZ Flex Equalizer Upgrade

https://www.etrailer.com/Accessories...71-654-00.html



https://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Lea...71-652-00.html

Dexter EZ Flex Equalizer Upgrade


Installed them myself with help from a friend.
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Old 07-24-2019, 07:05 AM   #11
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I agree with Mark. If you are going to spend the money, do it right the first time. Either do it your self if you can, or if you pay the shop to do it, have them do it right the first time. Other wise you will be back in there in a couple years paying them to do it again.


I replaced the plastic bushings in mine with the wet bolt kit quite a few years ago.
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I also agree. I just completed the upgrade to wet bolts. Here is a link to my post: http://www.crossroadsowners.com/foru...tml#post138862
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