To kick off this section of the site, I have some pictures to share. Backstory: In our rush to get the truck built, I ran plumbing between the leaf springs and the frame, over the back axle. While not an ideal setup, I had Wayne and his son jump up and down on the truck to simulate bounces, and there was always room enough for the pipes. So we went with it.
Fast forward to yesterday. Ready to start moving loads up to the new house, I loaded some heavy items including a table saw and jointer, book boxes and other stuff, plus 200 lbs of wood. Not thinking about the reduced suspension travel, I started down the road, and took a mid-sized bump a bit too fast. Crunch!
Made it home fine on gasoline, but woodgas travelings have ceased until I get it fixed. Not just repairing the break - it needs to run a different way so that it won’t break again.
Moral of the story, stay away from moving parts with your plumbing!! Even suspension parts. Also be sure things are secure and that pipes can’t sag. Pictures of the mess follow: