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Old 05-12-2014, 02:38 PM   #11
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Spacers will move the wheels out 5/16" on each side giving me clearance between the tire and wheel well. The rubbing is on the inside. Hope I am making this clear.
OK - the rubbing is on the inside tires.Spacers may be a short term fix,but with the front axle now in the mix,you might have a body frame to chassis problem.

I wouldn't use the RV until this problem is fixed - you wouldn't want two or more blown tires on the road.

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Old 05-12-2014, 02:40 PM   #12
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Plenty of room on the outside.
Just make sure they are plate spacers that cover the entire back of the lug nut area and have all 5 holes in the plate.

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Old 05-12-2014, 03:12 PM   #13
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Do all four that way you maintain the track between the axles, going straight wouldn't be an issue but when turning the different tracks would screw with the alignment.
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Old 05-13-2014, 08:54 PM   #14
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I put my wheel spacers on tonight and while I was at it I noticed a few things.

1. Without jacking all four wheels off the ground all the components are unable to "relax".
2. Without being in a "relaxed" position accurate measurements cannot be obtained.
3. The outside of the tire to tire distance is 1/4" greater on one axle than the other.
4. The tires on one side of the trailer are in line with each other.
5. The tires on the other side are a 1/4" different.
6. The distance from tire to fender well before spacers ranged from 3/4" to 1 1/4"

I think these minor variations are to be expected. I think that the tires probably contacted the wheel wells during sharp turning maneuvers. I will be checking the torque on the wheels frequently during the next few hundred miles. I also checked to make sure the wheel bearings were tight. I'm planning a 2500 mile trip this coming week so that should show up any problems.
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Old 05-14-2014, 02:57 PM   #15
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turns/off camber causes tire clearance on the top of the tires to dramatically reduce.
just watch campers being parked/backed and you'll see it.
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Old 05-14-2014, 08:45 PM   #16
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Some quick thoughts.
The wheels appear to have the wrong offset. Tires should not make contact with any part of the frame or RV body.

Not sure if I correctly understand item 3,4 and 5 but wheel to frame and wheel to wheel dimensions should be the same. If not then either the axles were not properly located at the factory or the welding was weak or the frame is not strong enough to handle normal loading.

I strongly suggest you go back to the dealer AT ONCE to establish the conditions before you go on a trip. The dealer needs to make appropriate adjustments or fix the problems or put in writing that there will be no future problems or component failure (doubt he will be willing to do that).
He can contact the factory to confirm axle alignment specs and design tire side clearance.
Maybe going back to stock steel wheels is best temporary solution. Spacers can overload hubs, bearing, wheel studs and or wheel nuts.
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Old 05-14-2014, 08:59 PM   #17
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The clue seems to be (OK with steel wheels) then dealer put on the Alum.wheels. I say they are the wrong offset. New unit and putting spacers so it can be used? Are you guys Nuts? Youroo!! Fix it right!
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Old 05-15-2014, 08:52 AM   #18
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I never pulled it with the steel wheels so I don't know how it would have been. When I took delivery from the dealer it had the aluminum wheels on it.
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Old 05-15-2014, 10:16 PM   #19
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The rv is a 2014 grey wolf 27rr. The wheels that came on it were steel. There was an optional aluminum wheel available that I wanted so the dealer ordered them from the manufacturer and installed them. Both sides of back axle appear to rub about the same amount. The front axle is only clearing by a frogs hair. I figure the spacers are not that much money and will allow me to use the camper until November or December when I will take it back to the dealer for any warranty issues that arise. I'm wondering if I should get spacers for front axle as well even though it is not rubbing yet?
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Old 06-19-2014, 11:58 PM   #20
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I have a 2013 Shasta Oasis 285 BHS. I blew a tire on my second trip with it. I noticed when I was underneath that the inside of the tires are rubbing on the frame. As well, the front axle wasn't aligned. 49 weeks after first brining it to the dealer's attention, I finally had it fixed. The frame alignment place had to brace the axle brackets as they appeared to be slightly bent. Now that's it's fixed, there is only about 1/4 inch between the frame and the tires. Are the axles too narrow or is the problem an offset issue? Has anyone else had these issues?

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