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Old 11-01-2009, 10:04 AM   #1
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I'm not even sure where to start. On a recent trip, we had the rear leaf spring on the passenger side of our camper snap in half on the Interstate this weekend! Some on the pieces must be in the middle of 95 and 495 still. Thank God that no one was injured, and no major damage to our unit. Luck was on our side, we found Queenstown RV just a few miles from us that had a leaf spring, and a safe place to pull over and replace it! Thanks to some good friends that we were traveling with us, we got it replaced and made it to our destination. The next day we replaced the other side because it was severely bent. A guy that canps with us is a blacksmith and he said the metal was junk. He looked at the broken parts and showed me that because they were grey, and not silver and didn't shine they were very low grade metal. Not a typical leaf spring material.

CrossRoads support was superb. I wasn't able to get a hold of my dealer, so I called Crossroads. They are taking care of me very well, and have Lippert working the issue.

I've never experienced anything like this before, very scary.


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Old 11-01-2009, 11:50 AM   #2
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I had one break on my last TT. Luckily it snapped near the eye opposite to the center shackle and sprung up against the frame so the rig was still being sumewhat supported. I heard a bang when it happened but after looking around the rig I didn't see the actual cause of the bang so we traveled for 3 days before I actually noticed the break. Like you, we were very lucky as well.
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Old 11-01-2009, 08:26 PM   #3
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Glad you're okay and no one got hurt! Always nice to hear that Crossroads steps to the plate and stands behind their products.
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Old 11-02-2009, 05:27 AM   #4
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I would be replacing all 4 set of springs with heavier ones
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Old 11-02-2009, 05:34 AM   #5
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You will find that Crossroads is very good to deal with, we has an axle go on us when the trailer was only six months old. We were in Pennsylvania about 180 miles from home and our dealer. They contacted Lippert who in turn came out to our location and fixed us right up. Not only that but they took care of the extra hotel expence and food that we would not have had to buy if we did not have the breakdown. YOU GO CROSSROADS......
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Old 11-25-2009, 02:21 AM   #6
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I just talked to the dealer that is doing the repairs, and he told me the Lippert is sending him an axle, 4 new springs and all the mounting hardware. So, good news, but unfortunantly we will be missing our Thanksgiving trip.
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