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Old 08-26-2015, 11:44 PM   #1
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Bent axle?!??!!?

Anyone see this?? I had a tire fail and was removing them to replace with new ones. Of course I jacked up the trailer on the frame and never the axle. The funny thing is now I have rub marks on the inside edge of the TT on the left side wheel well area. The axle seems to be bent in the upward position and should cause the top of the wheel to bow outboard??? I always try to make sure we are not overweight, (the TT anyways!!). Any thoughts?? What about the axle bend?? Think it is safe to tow??
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Old 08-26-2015, 11:45 PM   #2
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Old 08-26-2015, 11:49 PM   #3
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ive seen other trailers with a bend. ill have to check mine. as for the rub marks id check to see if you axle isnt centered properly on your leaf springs
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Old 08-26-2015, 11:51 PM   #4
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your axle should have a bend up ward or "camber" my understanding is that when you load the trailer that helps take the weight. I had a Komfort TT that the tires were wearing funny on the inside,took it to Les Schwab and they said the axles lost the camber. When i looked at the old axles compared to the new ones it was very obvious, old ones were flat across and the new had quite a bit of camber in them.
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Old 08-26-2015, 11:57 PM   #5
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Given that the axle has an upward bend shouldn't that put the top of the tyre further away from the frame where it is rubbing rather than closer?
My axles have an upward bend also but they seem to straighten with load in the tyres.
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Old 08-26-2015, 11:58 PM   #6
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Also i am wondering if the replacement wheel has a different off set and that is why it is now rubbing, unless it is the same wheel then i dont know. doubt that the axle has shifted as the springs are bolted to the mounts welded to the frame....
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If you want to file a complaint about defective axles you will need to be able to provide actual measured axle loading to confirm you are not overloaded.
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If there is no clearance on the opposing side as well I think your wheel offset is incorrect.
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Old 08-27-2015, 12:14 AM   #9
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Appears to be normal to me. I have several different types of trailers. Every trailer axle I own is shaped like the one in your pictures.

Carry on....
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Old 08-27-2015, 12:31 AM   #10
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From my axle flip thread..


Not normal but what it is.. And yes the axle is supposed to have an natural upward bend in it.

EDIT: Rubbing on ours is caused by any severe off camber situation.
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