Just venting here
I just picked up my ACE 30.3 form a local and trusted RV repair facility today after having them install Sumo springs on the rear of my MH. The MH drove and handled fine on the 15 mile ride home, but after parking it in my driveway I noticed that the rear end was sitting a little higher than it used to? I have heard from other folks in the user group that this can happen, so I crawled underneath to have a look. Low and behold, the springs were compressed to about 4" thick while just sitting there? Then it hit me, the repair facility had installed the springs incorrectly! The springs were being crushed under the weight of the rear end of the MH. It looks like instead of measuring the required 6" from the top of the frame rail to the bottom holes on the brackets, they measured 6" to the top holes which when lowered the MH now compresses the springs continuously.
Of course I picked the MH up late on a Friday afternoon and the shop is closed weekends. I now get to stew about this issue all weekend long and we leave for a 3 week trip up North on Tuesday!
I certainly hope they springs will not be ruined by sitting all weekend under constant compression as I know they would surely been ruined if I would have left on our trip and drove 3000miles on them this way.
This should be an interesting phone call on Monday morning to the RV repair shop!
Lesson learned, I guess I need to visually check any work or modifications done by this or any shop in the future! I have been going to this facility for years with this and previous RV's and have always had good experiences.
According to the service manager they have installed Sumo springs on MH's before?
Feeling bummed in S/W Florida