Hi folks....I'm looking into to replacing the leaf springs on my '56 Terry.  The previous owners thought it was too difficult to change a tire because the camper is low, so they had the leaf springs put on top of the axle.  Now the camper is about 2.5 feet off the ground.  I'd like to switch and lower the camper, but not sure if current situation is a good one or not to keep?  I just brought my camper home from sellers and didn't quite master backing it up into the storage spot perfect, but for a woman, I didn't do too bad.  Coming to you from sunny Spokane.  

Views: 133


You need to be a member of Good Old RVs to add comments!

Join Good Old RVs

Comment by Lakota Wolf on August 10, 2013 at 10:59pm

Remember if you lower the unit, your plumbing and holding tanks are lower also. In my travels, I have pulled out of a fuel stop and have scraped the rear end on the driveway dip. So imagine what the possiblities are when you lower it and on average how many DIPS have you encountered on every day driving. Iv'e had friends have me lower their trailers only to come back and want *roller wheels mounted on rear bumper. Rule of thumb and safe advice, Your trailer should be the same height or just under the lower height of the tow vehicle. That way your tow vehicle isnt rear nosed dived down and trailer jacked in front.

Comment by Ron Buckner on July 26, 2013 at 10:30pm
Some things to look for.
1st. Check your brake drums for the brand name "Hadco". If you have them, the axle(s)/brakes/springs should be completely replaced. Period. They're WW2 stuff and although they're well built, they're only rated for 35 mph and totally obsolete. The good news is your spring spacing s 26" on center and Dexter stuff will fit easy



  •         How To Links 

-Search Good Old RV's

-Start a New Group 

-Roof Repair Photos & Products

-Repair an RV Roof

-Pick Roof Sealer   

-Understanding RV Electrical Systems 

-Get RV Insurance   

-What to Look For When Buying a Used RV

-Jack Installs Fuel Injection in his Dodge 



 Artist Roads                                              



If you love classic and vintage RVs then come Join us. Come on in and have some fun. JOIN HERE NOW


1972 Holiday Traveler

Started by Brian Walther in General Discussion Forum yesterday.

refurbishing vintage RV paneling

Started by Larry Curfman in RV Repair & Maintence Sep 15.

Carb not getting gas 1 Reply

Started by Paul in RV Repair & Maintence. Last reply by Paul Sep 14.

Blog Posts

Anyone got a manual for my camper ?

Posted by Pacy on September 21, 2021 at 10:17am

Anyone know what year this Corsair could be.

Posted by Jay M Ball on August 22, 2021 at 6:24pm — 1 Comment

1973 Dodge Diego Anthony Motor Home Restoration Plans

Posted by Kevin on August 15, 2021 at 11:52am — 1 Comment

Quandary about tire pressure

Posted by CH Smith on May 19, 2021 at 5:43am — 1 Comment

Third time is a charm!

Posted by S.Heins on March 31, 2021 at 1:14pm



  • Add Videos
  • View All


If you love classic and vintage RVs then come Join us.

 Come on in and have some fun.      

 Dedicated to a simpler, more rewarding and fun way of life in a Good Old RV... 

Vintage Travel Trailers, Vintage Campers, Camper Restoration, Bus Conversions, Vintage RV Forums, Old RVs, Tiny Homes, Boondocking

A work of art by member Paige Bridges


 Disclaimer - Please Read it

Enjoy this site and use it totally at your own risk.

By using or viewing this site YOU agree to Hold Harmless anyone associated with it including other members. Also, YOU agree that YOU are solely responsible for ANY and ALL actions, results or damages. Members "opinions" are just that and any repair or alteration comments or recommendations are by folks who are not licensed repair  or mechanical professionals. Any repairs or modifications you do totally at YOUR OWN RISK. Use licensed professionals for all work to avoid possible serious injury or damage. Use  banks for purchases.  Have fun!

Copywrite & Trade Mark Registered GoodOldRV© ,GoodOldRVs©, GoodOldRVs.com©,GoodOldRVs.net©,GoodOldRV.Com©

© 2021   Created by Russell E Johnson.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service