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Old 06-07-2018, 02:15 PM   #1
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Default Rear leaf spring sagging

I have a 1995 Dodge Xplorer 230 Class B. The rear is lower than front. I have been told the only option is new leaf springs. It already has helper springs on it. Been told rearching springs does not last. Air bags or Sumo will not level out. Anyone had this issue and know a good repair plan?
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New springs from a competent suspension shop that understands and works on trucks and RVs.
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I put 2 interconnected air bags on the rear of my 1987 190 and that works for me. by interconnecting them, air can flow from one to the other to keep you level. I also placed an air control valve in the system to control how high the back is with any load I am carrying, " water,waste, packed for 5 months"
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Air springs work great. I would recommend doing each line separate so they remain where you put them. Using a single line without a check valve between them air can travel to the other air spring on turns and cause more lean in the vehicle.
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Air springs work great. I would recommend doing each line separate so they remain where you put them. Using a single line without a check valve between them air can travel to the other air spring on turns and cause more lean in the vehicle.
I agree. They idea that you stay level with them connected together is not correct unless you have exactly the same weight on each side. The airbags will each support the identical amount of weight as they are at the same pressure, but that doesn't level anything. You need them separated to do any leveling.

If the springs are really bad, which is likely, you may also need to replace them, but if you add airbags at the same time, the springs can be bit softer. This will give you a bit smoother ride, as you will be on the air bags for some of the weight.
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