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Old 06-20-2014, 10:37 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Rbouchard49156 View Post
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?
With the RV now properly aligned (under the 1 year "Warranty") I would ask (demand) something in writing from Forest River that the 1/4" clearance is sufficient and the tires will not be damaged due to their selection of axle. Did FR stand behind their original axle mounting and pay for the fix?

IMO 1/4" is not enough on a multi-axle trailer as the tires do a lot of bending side to side when you are parking the rig.

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