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[*] posted on 3-14-2018 at 08:18 AM


Weld it no no it removes the heat treat snaps in half. Strap it like he did good deal.
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[*] posted on 3-14-2018 at 09:11 AM


Geoffff is good and enjoying a hot, sunny morning on Shell Island. It is raining steady here on the Pacific side, until Sunday they say.
Geoffff has gotten great offers but with the custom springs of his Sportsmobile he will just avoid rough roads and head home when he is ready. Geoffff promises photos for Nomad from the trip in his future report.




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[*] posted on 3-14-2018 at 11:05 AM


Quote: Originally posted by rts551  
Easy short term fix is a u-bolt with plate on the bottom to hold the spring in lace. Much better than welding.


This is the best idea and wont trash your strap. Should be easy to get it done down there.

Even plates on top and bottom of break with U-bolts.

Should be able to easily amble down to Gonzaga. Weeks in San Felipe is no fun, although the south campos arent too bad.

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[*] posted on 3-14-2018 at 11:22 AM


The vados just south of San Felipe will test the field repair harder than some of the dirt roads!



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[*] posted on 3-14-2018 at 11:43 AM


couple plates and U-bolts in the tool kit not a bad idea!
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[*] posted on 3-14-2018 at 11:49 AM


Quote: Originally posted by willardguy  
couple plates and U-bolts in the tool kit not a bad idea!


to accompany the duct tape and 24" hvy duty zip ties




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[*] posted on 3-14-2018 at 11:59 AM


He is only on vacation for one more week. He is okay he says. Thank you all.



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[*] posted on 3-14-2018 at 01:32 PM


Quote: Originally posted by willardguy  
couple plates and U-bolts in the tool kit not a bad idea!


Certainly have a clamp to lay the leaf somewhat flat, to get the U-bolts started?
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[*] posted on 3-14-2018 at 02:14 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Hook  
Quote: Originally posted by willardguy  
couple plates and U-bolts in the tool kit not a bad idea!


Certainly have a clamp to lay the leaf somewhat flat, to get the U-bolts started?


Jack up the truck and the leaf will lay flat.




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