You know you need to have your suspension repaired or replaced when you notice that your trailer is sagging or you have a broken spring. A common symptom of this is that your tires will rub on the underside of the fender well or your axles are misaligned. There are two main reasons we see trailers that need suspension repair or replacement:
- Excess weight requiring spring replacement or a heavy duty upgrade to increase capacity and/or trailer ride quality
- Off road driving conditions may cause trailer springs to fail prematurely
We can upgrade your spring capacity on a utility trailer to handle additional weight. Often stock trailers have the lowest weight rated springs compatible with the trailer and do not hold up to normal abuse. If you already pushed that weight limit and find yourself with a broken spring, we can help. Or if you know you need your utility trailer to work harder for you, we can install heavy duty springs to increase its longevity and capacity. We will work with you to determine the best spring for your application and requirements. Expect more from your trailers, John’s Spring can help.
Trailer springs can start to flatten with time or use to the point where the backend of your trailer starts to visibly sag. This usually results in the tires rubbing the underside of the fender or wheel well as well as can lead to the back of the trailer dragging on the ground when maneuvering into driveways or other angled areas. This makes it hard or even dangerous to back into some spots or go on certain roads. Replacing your trailer suspension with heavy duty springs allows you to have greater ground clearance and a better level on your trailer.
A trailer spring almost always breaks close to the eye of the spring. If it breaks anywhere other than the eye of the spring, it is usually an indication of loose U-bolts. We custom make U bolts on-site at our shop. Usually, repairing a broken trailer spring is more cost effective to replace the entire spring than to replace just the broken leaf. However, we can add leaves or make a “military wrap” around the main leaf to offer additional support to the spring. Bring your trailer by the shop and have a free estimate and discuss different options for your trailer suspension.
At John’s Spring and Suspension, we carry the full line of repair parts for your suspension, from springs and shackles, to equalizers and hardware. Since we have all the parts in stock, our turn-around times are usually much faster than other trailer repair shops in the Reno area.
We pride ourselves on fixing the issue completely using quality parts. This provides our customers with the best possible results and customer service.