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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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