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[*] posted on 3-12-2018 at 07:26 PM
Leaf Spring Help for Nomad 'geoffff', in San Felipe?


Hi there, I am asking this for a fellow Nomad who has busted his front leaf springs on a heavy-duty 4x4 van. He considered coming home only 4 days into his 3 week vacation. I suggested a suspension shop in San Felipe could fix him up.

ANY Recommendations??? I have a connection with him via cell where he is camping. I will ask on the South Campos Amigos Facebook page, too.

[Edited on 3-13-2018 by David K]




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[*] posted on 3-12-2018 at 07:36 PM


Ron Cartwright south of San Felipe near KM43. I'll look for a phone number. He lives near Tunaeater's dad Rudy.
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[*] posted on 3-12-2018 at 07:47 PM


OK, Nomads, he said I could say who... it is geoffff who has the 4WD Van (and drone) who posts such great trip reports for us.

He broke the spring on the road to Palomar Canyon and is now south of San Felipe.




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[*] posted on 3-12-2018 at 07:54 PM


David check your U2U
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[*] posted on 3-12-2018 at 08:00 PM


Thanks... I sent this info to Geoffff. He is mobile with his field repair, but no serious washboard driving. He drove down from Seattle to do this trip so I hope he can continue!



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[*] posted on 3-12-2018 at 08:04 PM


If he is near KM 43 he is real close to Ron's place.
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[*] posted on 3-12-2018 at 08:10 PM


Well, it is possible that I may be taking a trip that-a-way real soon.
( within a week )
I'm comin' from Los Angeles and can pick up any necessary parts ....

Let me know if I can help.
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[*] posted on 3-12-2018 at 08:45 PM


Kiki is another good resource in SF, he knows everyone. Camp ground at the North end of town.
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[*] posted on 3-12-2018 at 09:52 PM


Geofff might need a new leaf pack delivered to him, although a front pair might be a better idea. To return home would waste such a good opportunity to see the Baja peninsula in the spring.

Just tell him not to rely on mail order from the USA. His parts will first go directly to Mexico City before backtracking to San Felipe like the time when the Canadian couple with the broken down MBenz SUV needed that part that I shipped them to Guerrero Negro several years ago. That was a big mess.

They ordered a part from their native Switzerland and I'm not sure if the part ever reached them


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[*] posted on 3-12-2018 at 10:01 PM


If the parts are available anywhere in Southern , California

I can do it .... ( I will buy them and be reimbursed later )

Another thought ? If the parts can be shipped to me ( expedited )
I can then deliver them......

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[*] posted on 3-13-2018 at 06:25 AM


Agile off road. Specializing in springs for vans/Sprinters. Very helpful
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[*] posted on 3-13-2018 at 06:40 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Cappy  
Agile off road. Specializing in springs for vans/Sprinters. Very helpful


Is this who you are referring to, Cappy?

http://agileoffroad.com/
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[*] posted on 3-13-2018 at 07:05 AM


Yes thank you. They did wonders for my van ride.
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[*] posted on 3-13-2018 at 08:10 AM


Wow, Nomads are great! Maderita, I texted geoffff your phone number. Not sure if he can get Internet to read Nomad, but with some delays, we have texted each other a few times last night. Nothing this morning.
Area mechanics have been referred by TW and Desert Bull. Also on Facebook South Campos Amigos have been other mechanic referrals (in Delicias (Km. 35), in Percebu (no names), and in San Felipe.

If there is more from geoffff, I will pass it along.
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[*] posted on 3-13-2018 at 08:40 AM


Hope he gets fixed up quick. He saved my ass several years back when I locked my keys in the car a long way from home...
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[*] posted on 3-13-2018 at 08:54 AM


geoffff replied... cell service is sporadic so he will drive into town. Nomad offers are amazing, he says.
His broken spring is custom and the van was built by Sportsmobile and even they don't have the springs in stock. Deaver Springs were suggested to obtain them.

He has a "military wrap" around the broken leaf pack. Top spring snapped next to the axle mount. Geoff tightly clamped it down to the other springs in the pack.

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[*] posted on 3-13-2018 at 08:58 AM


His van conversion was neither Quigley or Advanced, unfortunately.



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[*] posted on 3-13-2018 at 09:14 AM


Quote: Originally posted by TMW  
If he is near KM 43 he is real close to Ron's place.


He camped on Shell Island, Km. 26. At Km. 35 (Delicias) are truck mechanics he was also referred to from The South Campos Amigos Facebook group. In addition to a mechanic in San Felipe. Another referral was to go to Rancho Percebu. No shortage of help... but who can reweld or replace a broken leaf?




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[*] posted on 3-13-2018 at 09:19 AM


Sportsmobile West is just down the street from me in Fresno - they are very "proud" of their conversions, (read that as pricey) .

I would be really peeed at them right now - they need to support the conversions they put out there, the guy's doing exactly what they sell the sportsvans for, suffers catastrophic failure, and instead of seeing this as the right thing to do, and a great gurrilla marketing campaign, they instead turn their back on a customer in need, pawning him off to whoever else they can think of..

knocks Sportsmobile several rungs down my adventure rig list - for sure!
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[*] posted on 3-13-2018 at 09:26 AM


Here is a Baja fix I have used many times if not the main spring with eye mounts. I have removed the broken leaf checked the width got used leaf pack. That you can find in most small towns in Baja. Removed a leaf from used pack. Cut the too long used leaf to fit works perfect. I have had 3 4x4 Vans the front leafs are very short compared to any thing else. Making easy repair cutting used loner leaf spring. If your van is 1/2 3/4 or 1 ton.. Try to use same from truck you took leaf from. Just a small 4 1/2 grinder with cut off wheel does the trick.
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