Last Minute Maintenance Check #1
As we returned from the 2012 Overland Expo, there were several of our sponsors we visited to make final mechanical checks on The Turtle V before we head east to ship to Europe for the beginning of The Trans-Eurasian Odyssey. Our first stop was National Spring in El Cajon, Calif. (www.nationalsprings.com) They have been designing our springs for many years. Bill Rounds gave the system a once over and checked all the shackle bolts & bushings. New Rancho 9000XL shocks were installed and we were given a clean bill of health. (www.gorancho.com)
A few days later we were at the Hellwig facilities in Visalia, Calif. (www.hellwigproducts.com) where our rear air suspension bags were inspected and new bushing were installed in the heavy-duty Hellwig sway control bars. Hellwig’s new end-links with replaceable bushings were used.