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Old 09-14-2015, 01:32 AM   #1
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FSL0119 Tires rubbing

Wondering if this is a common thing,.... maybe my springs are sagging, or ???
I noticed recently that my tires are rubbing on the wheel well openings. Left side more than the right, but they are both rubbing.

205-70-15 tires which are what the trailer data sticker calls for, and we only carry about 1200lbs of cargo.

Anyone else have or heard of this being and issue ? I'm clearly going to have to buy new, or stronger springs.
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Old 09-14-2015, 03:12 AM   #2
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I noticed recently that my tires are rubbing on the wheel well openings. Left side more than the right, but they are both rubbing.
"both rubbing" = all four tires?

Suspension is tight? No loose bolts, connections etc?
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Wondering if this is a common thing,.... maybe my springs are sagging, or ???
I noticed recently that my tires are rubbing on the wheel well openings. Left side more than the right, but they are both rubbing.

205-70-15 tires which are what the trailer data sticker calls for, and we only carry about 1200lbs of cargo.

Anyone else have or heard of this being and issue ? I'm clearly going to have to buy new, or stronger springs.
Pretty common issue. FR and lippert states that you should have 3" clearance, if not change them out. I would take pictures and measurements and send them to all, Your Dealer, FR. and lippert, and see what they can do. What is your dry weight on the sticker and what is the size of the axle they put on. There is a tag on the axle, such as 4000, 4500, 5000 and so on. Wouldn't be the first time they put the wrong axle on a trailer.
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Yes, all four.

Thanks for the info, that is what I was hoping to hear. Now I wonder if either FR or Lipert would do anything on a 5 year old rig. I'll check out the axle tag and see what they say. I believe there is less than 1.5" of clearance on all 4. I'll level it up tomorrow and re measure.

Anyone have those phone numbers at your fingertips?
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Yes, all four.

Thanks for the info, that is what I was hoping to hear. Now I wonder if either FR or Lipert would do anything on a 5 year old rig. I'll check out the axle tag and see what they say. I believe there is less than 1.5" of clearance on all 4. I'll level it up tomorrow and re measure.

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you can find them under lib. at the top or I'll try and attach them and call your div. Warranty Admin.
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Old 09-14-2015, 12:53 PM   #6
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Tires Rubbing

I am not sure if this applies to a trailer, but I have a 24R motorhome, and I noticed that the Sprinter chassis had a substantial amount of bounce and corner sway. Upon looking at the rear springs, I noticed that they were actually arced downwards. I have used Timbren extended axle bumpers on several trucks, so I investigated them for the 24R RV, and bought a pair and installed them. It lifted the chassis a couple of inches, and unified the axle with the upper chassis, and virtually eliminated the bounce and cornering instability. The difference is pretty well profound, and I think that they should be installed as standard equipment on all RV's. I could sure see spring sag causing the problem that you described.
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Had the same issue with my 2013 V-Lite. I had the Dexter Torflex axles however - torsion system rather than leaf springs. I was the second owner and didn't notice the damage until after I had taken delivery.. Check and make sure that there was not a recall for these axles. It appears to be a fairly common problem. I do know that my unit was one of six serial numbers that were not covered in the recalls affecting the date of manufacture of my unit. The wear on my TT was so bad that the tires wore through the plastic protector and into the plywood of the sub floor. The dealer was great at working with me and for me. FR ended up sending the dealer a lift kit which was installed at their cost and gave me the correct amount of travel. Dealer repaired the damage to my satisfaction. Have not had any other issues since.
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Any idea of a source (aftermarket) of the kit?
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you can find them under lib. at the top or I'll try and attach them and call your div. Warranty Admin.

Thanks for that attachment. Lots of good info there. I don't know if i called the right place, but i called the first place that showed "Stealth" a 909# and left a message for "Robbie" Appears he's a service manager at a dealer in Rialto, so i'm not sure he's who i need to talk to or not, but maybe he will get back to me with at least some advise.

Is there a different number i should be calling ?

Anyway, the axle tag shows these are 3500# axles. Seems a tad light for a rig that starts out at 6111# dry. Hopefully the powers that be will recognize they installed the wrong axles and take care of it.
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Any idea of a source (aftermarket) of the kit?
The kit that was installed on my unit came directly from the axle manufacturer. Dexter in my case.
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