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Old 03-09-2016, 07:58 AM   #11
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We did on the first replacement. I did it with a plumb bob and tape and the place I was staying had a friend to do it with laser or some high tech. Ours measurements were within 1/8 or 1/16 of an inch to each other. I think that is good. Just not a fan of that rubber bushing equalizer. If I had stop for fuel could have easy been a blowout and first thought would be China bombs. Don't think tmps would give you a warning. Maybe it just me. I believe when I park the one axle some how one rubber is under pressure compacting creating this problem. Not try to scare any one but just sharing my experience. Hopefully be at the dealership and swap out and be on the road.
I agree with the rubber being bad. It would be better if the cushions were urethane. Good upgrades on front & rear sway bars replace the factory rubber bushings with urethane bushings for better wear and longevity.
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Old 03-09-2016, 07:59 AM   #12
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I'm on the team that says axles are not aligned properly.

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Old 03-09-2016, 10:42 AM   #13
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Got the solid ones on and axle to axle is the same. Waiting for them to to get tires and be on the road.

Last time I measured from the kingpin with plumb bob and pulled string to the front hanger and it was right. That was my first thought and decided to replace all the suspension to be sure. One of the old ones the rubber was noticeably shorter. These taken off are the same now but at the rest area there was.25" difference.

It's over and I have peace of mind and that means a lot.



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On the road.


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Old 03-09-2016, 04:50 PM   #15
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305 miles. Looking good.


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Old 03-09-2016, 08:18 PM   #16
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Dove's Camper Sale in Harrisonburg, VA did the job. Had parts and pulled the RV right in and sent out to get the tires changed. Was worried after reading some of the horror stories. They were great.

On the camper at rest area one equalizer was 6" from eye to eye and other was a little less 5 3/4" eye to eye.


They look the same after taking off but the tape measure didn't lie and tire has over 400 miles on it. The rear opposing tire is not showing any wear as it had rubber balling on it. It was a better tire than the factory and we could not see any visual reason to change.

Got another 500+ miles to go to get in Arkansas. Unless the phone call comes to be gainfully employed again. Right now it looks good.


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965 miles on the tire. Looks good. Back in Arkansas.




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