spring rubbers

Discussion in 'Talkback' started by glennis, Feb 11, 2007.

  1. glennis

    glennis New Member

    We have a 1978 21 & 1/2 ft motorhome. I would like to stiffen the back suspension up some. I am thinking about putting in some round rubber inserts into the rear coil springs,
    (saw some in Canadian tire yesterday). Does anyone think this would help and if so how many would each spring need. I can,t afford to go to the expense of pulling the springs and having them reset. I will be towing a 4ft x 8ft utility trailer behind me, loaded up to 1500lbs or probably less, tongue weight 200lbs or less. Could I put these rubbers in myself rather than taking it to a shop. If this would not work, is there any other suggestions. :laugh: always appreciated,thanks.
  2. utmtman

    utmtman Senior Member

    RE: spring rubbers

    Well I remember using them in the old days. And I put mine in myself. Usually used two per spring one across from each other. In them days we used to also put springs around the shocks to also do similar. Could buy kits in any parts store for either direction or if one wanted to do both.
  3. Poppa

    Poppa Member

    Re: spring rubbers

    The rubbers will help raise the unit but won't do anthing for actual spring rate. Suggest purchasing some heavy duty coil over shocks. They will help the spring rate as well as help out on any swaying condition
  4. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    Re: spring rubbers

    Sorry, but I don't understand why you need them for a 4 x 8 trailer weighing "probably less than 1500lb."

    I would think the suspension in a 21 1/2' motorhome would be more than adequate.
  5. DL Rupper

    DL Rupper Senior Member

    Re: spring rubbers

    Being a 1978, maybe the suspension is worn out?
  6. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    Re: spring rubbers

    If 200lb of tongue weight bottoms it out it's time to replace springs IMO
  7. kotr

    kotr New Member

    Re: spring rubbers

    You didn't mention what brand chassis you have but I thought most used leaf type springs in the rear suspension. If so Firestone makes air bags with up to 5000# of help for those old sagging springs.

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