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Default Height Control Valve rod and fittings??

I'm traveling and......
I need a height control valve rod, bushing/fitting, part number please!

I have already been to four different NAPA stores in four different towns,
and they don't know what I'm talking about

My coach was leaning to the left, I researched (when I had internet)
and thought I might have a bad Haldex valve,

Bought a valve and three (top) rod swivel ends,
found some 2x12's, screwed them together
and rolled the back wheels up on them,

bled all the air out of my bus with my (newly installed ) air tank drain lanyards
and crawled under (in a campground) to find a broken rod pivot,
fixed it temporary, really need to get the right part and do it right.
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Suspension Leveling Valve Rod Parts Information https://www.mcmaster.com/#6058k25/=15q74vq

Ball Joint Linkage, Shielded, Steel, 1/4"-28 Right-Hand Thread Size Part Number 6058K25

This may also work:
Go to a NAPA Heavy Duty shop and ask for a Spherical Bearings Rod Ends - H/D Truck Parts pn TWD BJ52


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Suspension Leveling Valve Rod Parts Information https://www.mcmaster.com/#6058k25/=15q74vq

Ball Joint Linkage, Shielded, Steel, 1/4"-28 Right-Hand Thread Size Part Number 6058K25

This may also work:
Go to a NAPA Heavy Duty shop and ask for a Spherical Bearings Rod Ends - H/D Truck Parts pn TWD BJ52


also look at rod ends,scroll down
https://www.mcmaster.com/#rod-end-ball-joints/=19o6skv
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Thanks for the quick response Barry,
This is a picture of what I bought at NAPA,
the Haldex valve and three "top" rod end swivels.

What I need is the bottom end swivel,
the first picture shows how the rod goes through it,
it has an Allen head set screw to secure the rod,
I wrapped the hose clamp around it,
it has held up for over 500 miles, so far......

My worry is that the hose clamp is not allowing the rod to pivot
and it's just a matter of time before the top swivel breaks off,
so I would like to replace the rod and both ends
while I still have the choice of where to do the repair.
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Bingo!
McMaster part # 6154K13 - 1/4x28 swivel shaft rod end
(ball joints with set screw,nut and lockwasher)

Thanks guys
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Bingo!
McMaster part # 6154K13 - 1/4x28 swivel shaft rod end
(ball joints with set screw,nut and lockwasher)

Thanks guys
Hans recheck your numbers, My last order was 6154K15, 1/4x28 and 6058K25 1/4x28
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You are correct sir, the k13 part number is for a 3/16 rod,
whereas the K15 is for a 5/16 rod
which sounds more appropriate for the "heft" of a Wanderlodge.

By cross referencing the numbers I also found an old WOG thread
that I spent hours looking for!

so here are the revised and correct numbers for the next guy in my situation.

McMaster Carr # 6154K15
Midwest Control Products DC-4F-562-320
and a Napa number that came from that tread that goes nowhere with Google?
NAPA # TWRBJ52_0204784672

Wish me luck finding it, ironic how a $4.42 part can bring a mighty Wanderlodge to it's "knees"
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