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Supporting Member of Barthmobile.com 10/08
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I finally took the time to find suitable replacement suspension parts for the Breakaway leaf spring bushings and shackles.

First of all, Spartan recommended parts are NOT correct and will not work correctly!! They have superseded Bushing and shackle part numbers from somewhere!

Correct spring end bushing parts can be sourced from Dayton parts.

Correct bushing part numbers: RB-135

Outer shell diameter: 1 3/4 inch
Outer shell length: 3.0 inch
Inner sleeve inside diameter: 3/4 inch
Inner sleeve length: 3 1/2 inch

Correct Dayton shackle part number: 330-375
Shackle has RB-135 bushing installed
Hole diameter of leg mounting: 3/4 inch
Shackle leg inside mounting width 3 1/2 inch

History:
Spartan previously sold us their shackle part number 0106-SS1 which was correct size. Since 2011 they list 0109-SS1 as a replacement but is NOT correct!. This shackle can be made to fit but it is wider (3 5/8 inch) but the most important difference is the bushing hole diameter and in the legs of the shackle is 21mm. Bolts in our chassis are 3/4 inch or 19mm. May not look like a big difference but this will result in a very annoying CLUNK in the front end as the shackle legs and bushings wear and move around (+/-4mm) during suspension activity. I would also believe that there would be slop in the steering response as this type of movement could allow axle movement side to side. Rear axle could also have similar issues.

HTH


Ed
94 30' Breakaway #3864
30-BS-6B side entry
230 Cummins, Allison 6 speed
Spartan chassis
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Does this information pertain to this post.
This link may help others find out why this was a problem for your Spartan.
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Originally posted by MWrench:
In my discussion with them, most if not all '90s chassis documentation is now on microfiche and is located in a different location so the parts guys can not look directly for your part! Will slow down the response back.

It also appears that the stock they carry is not going to be correct for our chassis, upgrades are not correct and not be directly interchangeable.

Be careful when ordering, more later
 
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Kevin, I have NO comment to your post! I guess the search function doesn't work! I am clear in my presentations about my issues and solutions, enough said!

I am done!


Ed
94 30' Breakaway #3864
30-BS-6B side entry
230 Cummins, Allison 6 speed
Spartan chassis
K9DVC
 
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When I took the coach in for service in Gaylord they called Spartan Tues AM for part numbers on front brakes and steering. No response by Fri AM, so Gaylord called again and was informed that everyone was gone for the weekend and would not be available until Mon AM!

I brought the coach home Friday and I'm not sure what finally happened, I need to call today. I will try to get parts in hand before we make any further service plans.

Just one more reason why we need this site to document what we need for our coaches. Thanks Ed.


9708-M0037-37MM-01
"98" Monarch 37
Spartan MM, 6 spd Allison
Cummins 8.3 300 hp
 
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Excellent info Ed.

Crazy that Spartan isn't able to maintain records to get correct parts. I guess most Coaches are junked because of the stick and staple junk that is put on them.

We are the minority with solid, running valuable Barths!


Dana & Lynn
1997 38ft Monarch front entry
Spartan Mountain Master Chassis
Cummins 8.3
Allison MD-3060 6 speed
22.5 11R
Cummins Factory Exhaust Brake
9608-M0022-38MI-4C
Christened Midnight

1994 34ft Side Entry Aristocrat Currently FOR SALE
Christened - DBarth
Spartan Chassis
6BTA 5.9L 230hp Cummins
Allison MD-3060 6 speed
15040S Eaton rear
Banks PowerPack brings HP 268
PacBrake
ProSine 2.5 Watt Inverter/Charger
Build Number#3895

1972 22ft
Christened Camp Barth
No motor, no tranny, no running water
Electric 110 and 12 volt intact and running
Still mobile as a toad with newer brakes, tires and lights
Has Original Fridgeking Air conditioner so far
 
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I had an issue with my bushings on the rear springs. The parts spartan sent me were too big the fit. Fortunately Ferrara Spring in Springfield found the right ones and spartan refunded me in full and apologized.


R.P.Muise 1994 Breakaway/Cummins 5.9/Allison transmission/Spartan Chassis
 
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