Axle Issue - Am I being told a tale?
I have extreme wearing on the outside of the rear left tire on my dual axle toy hauler late last fall. I took it into my local RV service location to determine cause. The tire had approximately 3,500 miles on it. In a previous thread, some suggested that I have the alignment checked.
I just spoke with the RV service center tech about this issue. He did measurements to check alignment and all is okay. He thinks it may be a bent spindle on the axle and wants to replace the axle.
My questions are:
1. Does this sound logical? We have never hit anything to bend the spindle. Anything else I should ask him to check?
2. The axle in question is manufactured by AL-KO. It looks like they have a 2 year warranty but require you to crate and ship the old axle back for inspection before they decide it it is covered. I am not getting my hopes up on that. I saw the FR warranty excludes axles. Any suggestions on how to get this covered under warranty? We are 21 months from purchase but have the extra FR warranty.
3. The quote I am getting on a replacement axle (45-P 5200 LB) is $561.00 plus shipping. Any recommendations on replacement axles - manufacturer, source, ect?
Thanks so much for your assistance!
Jim & Nicky
2012 Forest River XLR 29 MBV
2010 Dodge 2500 Cummings