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Old 10-13-2013, 12:56 AM   #21
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I have seen many posts about wheels rubbing and tire failures/damage. Several got spacers from FR/Dexter/ALKO/Lippert for a fix. Are the torsion bars in a horizontal position or beyond horizontal? (Pointing up)
Fix it quickly!
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Old 10-13-2013, 08:07 AM   #22
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I'll be honest. I never checked the Torsion Bars. I called the dealer yesterday to check on how things were going. It's been there for a week and a half now. The woman that answered was only able to tell me that parts had been ordered. I'm anxious to see what they are going to end up doing with the axle situation.
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Old 10-13-2013, 09:09 AM   #23
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Don't assume anything. Make sure it is being fixed!
Here are some threads to look at.

Torsion Axle Failure

Torsion axles causing blowouts?

I hope this helps.

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Old 10-13-2013, 01:01 PM   #24
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I emailed Equal-i-zer since mine are the same and they said that is no big deal (which I find hard to believe) He said the sockets are case hardened and that is the outer layer cracking kind of like a m&m would. But either way they wanted to replace it and sent me a new set of sockets free. Go right to their website & shoot them an email.
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Old 10-19-2013, 03:43 PM   #25
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I emailed Equal-i-zer since mine are the same and they said that is no big deal (which I find hard to believe) He said the sockets are case hardened and that is the outer layer cracking kind of like a m&m would. But either way they wanted to replace it and sent me a new set of sockets free. Go right to their website & shoot them an email.
Thanks for the info! My dealer took photos and I think they are working towards a solution for me.
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Old 10-19-2013, 04:31 PM   #26
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I had an issue with tire clearance with the wheel wells. Turns out my trailer had the wrong mounting bracket for the torsion axles. The 4000 pound Dexter axles I had have 3 different mounting brackets. My original one was the low model and gave less than an inch clearance. The tires rubbed the wheel well through to the metal part of the floor. The high model would provide an additional inch or so more than the low model. There is also a third model that provides even more clearance. When Forest River repaired my trailer under warranty they replaced the axles with the highest clearance model and I now have about 5 inches clearance.

The Dexter representative told me they recommend at least 3 inches of clearance to allow for movement without rubbing the tires. The torsion arms are designed to be horizontal under fully loaded conditions. Mine were 22 degrees down unloaded, almost horizontal with the entire empty trailer on them, and should be horizontal when loaded for camping.

If you do not have the recommended 3 inch clearance I would take the trailer in for service to correct this condition. I think a number of trailers went out the door past the qaulity inspection with this condition. The Forest River warranty representative indicated to me that mine was not the first instance of tire clearance issues. Hope this helps.
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Old 10-19-2013, 05:18 PM   #27
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Thanks for the info!!!!! Isn't this forum a great thing?!?
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Old 10-22-2013, 01:05 AM   #28
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I got a call from my dealer today. The axle issue will be remedied by a "Riser Kit" they are installing.
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Old 11-20-2013, 11:20 AM   #29
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Equalizer replaced the entire head of my hitch.
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Old 11-24-2013, 08:30 AM   #30
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The riser kit installed on the Windjammer. Now I have a good 3 or 4 inches.
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