Coleman Cedar (Destiny) Springs

Discussion in 'Tires / Brakes / Bearings / Axles' started by Tibof, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. Tibof

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    Because of prior experience, given some of the places we frequent, I would like to carry an extra spring for the Cedar. I have the Coleman parts manual, but it is not very specific about the spring I need other than giving a part number. Of course, I can take the pu to a spring shop, but before doing that ,I am wondering whether anyone has the specs on the spring I need (then I can just order one on-line. It's in storage now, but IIRC, it's not a slipper spring.
     
  2. Ramsport59

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    my 1993 Cedar I had was a slipper spring.

    Rick
     
  3. Tibof

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    Thanks Rick. I am going to drive out to storage and crawl under the PU to check. When I packed the wheel bearings last summer, I thought I saw a regular leaf spring, but I may be misremembering.
     
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  5. Tibof

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    Thanks Rick and Bupkis — it does have a two leaf slipper spring. I have the parts list (I thought), but it does not seem to identify the springs except as a group of several different numbers. Bupkis, I know that you are correct on that 750# spring, but can you refer me to the parts list that you are using (for my future reference)?
     
  6. Tibof

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    BTW, etrailer has a 750# slipper, but it is three leaf. The two leaf slipper is a 500# spring.
     
  7. Tibof

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    My apologies — I see that the 750# spring on the parts list IS identified with the Cedar model. Many thanks. I am probably being excessive in wanting to carry an extra spring for the pu, but on other heavier RVs, it has proven to be a real salvation in the middle of nowhere. Changed a broken spring on a 5th wheel just last summer, some 30 miles into the mountains on a Forest Service (rough) road. Even being very careful and properly loaded, it's not hard to break a spring — though I have no experience with the much lighter pop-ups. In any case, my thinking is that a spring is very cheap insurance when you are involved in remote camping — the big problem is not changing it but finding the right spring, usually on a weekend, too!
     

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