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Longer spring hangers for landscape trailer #4702188
03/21/18 04:30 PM
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I had a tandem axle trailer built about 9 months ago and they put really short spring hangers on the trailer so now one of the axle u bolts hits the frame on bumps. I'm not sure why they did this. It's got a 4" c channel frame and other than a rougher ride it seems okay. Apparently a lot of trailers are made this way to keep the ride height down.


2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.

Re: Longer spring hangers for landscape trailer [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4702189
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My question is how much would it be to put longer hangers on? Couple hours labor maybe?


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Re: Longer spring hangers for landscape trailer [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4702236
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Also should I make the trailer place fix this? It was a somewhat custom trailer, but I still think the axles need more than 1" of clearance.


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Re: Longer spring hangers for landscape trailer [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4702252
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They put bigger axles on it right? Did they use lighter duty springs?


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Re: Longer spring hangers for landscape trailer [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4702260
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They're 5 leaf springs. I don't think so. They're beefier looking than my other trailer that only has 3500 pound axles.

Last edited by motor_oil_madman; 03/21/18 05:35 PM.

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Re: Longer spring hangers for landscape trailer [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4702270
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I think th3 issue is the hangers. They're only like 1.5" long.


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Re: Longer spring hangers for landscape trailer [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4702310
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What would you guys do in my position? Looking at other trailers, this one is messed up.

Last edited by motor_oil_madman; 03/21/18 06:27 PM.

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Re: Longer spring hangers for landscape trailer [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4702348
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Can you post a picture? When leaf springs compress, they lose their arc as they flatten so they get longer. The hanger ends move out to compensate. If Im picturing this right, your 1.5 long hangers arent long enough to allow the leaf springs to flatten out and could be creating a bind that will sooner or later bend or break something. I think Id take it back to the builder.

Re: Longer spring hangers for landscape trailer [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4702352
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Originally Posted By: motor_oil_madman
What would you guys do in my position? Looking at other trailers, this one is messed up.


If longer hangers will fix the problem... then do that.
You can make your pwn with some flat bar steel and a drill.

It's a tandem?
How far from the frame is the equalizer?


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Longer spring hangers for landscape trailer [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4702372
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The normal way of using hanger a longer hanger will lower the trailer not raise it.


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Re: Longer spring hangers for landscape trailer [Re: Langanobob] #4702428
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Originally Posted By: Langanobob
Can you post a picture? When leaf springs compress, they lose their arc as they flatten so they get longer. The hanger ends move out to compensate. If Im picturing this right, your 1.5 long hangers arent long enough to allow the leaf springs to flatten out and could be creating a bind that will sooner or later bend or break something. I think Id take it back to the builder.



The hangers are fixed in this case. The equalizer in the middle is what creates the movement since it's a tandem axle. Nothing is binding it just bottoms out on the frame so basically their isn't much of a shock absorber.


2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.

Re: Longer spring hangers for landscape trailer [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4702599
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Originally Posted By: motor_oil_madman

The hangers are fixed in this case.


Like this?
I don't think mine is built like this:



"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Longer spring hangers for landscape trailer [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4702600
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Yes and the axles are in between the leaf springs and the frame.


2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.

Re: Longer spring hangers for landscape trailer [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4703146
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If you're within the weight capacity of the trailer, and it's bottoming out, the manufacturer should have to deal with it. Especially since it isn't an old trailer.


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Re: Longer spring hangers for landscape trailer [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4705018
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Originally Posted By: motor_oil_madman
Yes and the axles are in between the leaf springs and the frame.


Would it be too high if the axles were swapped under the springs?


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."

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