Anybody here ever lose a leaf spring on their trailer? I was cruising up 202 and the pass side leaf spring snapped off behind the axle. I originally thought the hub blew because I heard a ruckus behind the truck, then metal rattling, with smoke billowing out of the right rear wheel in the mirror.
I pulled over fearing a blown hub. But I found out upon investigation the leaf spring snapped and dropped the wheel into the fender. I jacked up the trailer, busted out the tool kit, and removed the fender. Then used a bungee cord to tie up the loose broken leaf and shackle up on the frame. The pivot bolts and holes in the shackle were also very worn and loose fiting,
Got some work to do, will redneck bump stop the broken side with an old wheelbarrow tire to make it through the week ahead, and order the correct replacement parts and get this fixed.