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Old 09-17-2016, 11:06 AM   #1
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Bent Lippert Axle

Looking for some help with this situation. Tires worn to cord on inner edge, Rear axle only. Lipperts axles, which seem to have a problem; being bent froth factory.
This is ruining our plans to use the TT for my sons MTB season. I don't want to put bad quality back on the trailer if it is a known problem. Do you up grade? What to if you can up grade? I know this is a entry level trailer but we are entry level people at this point and not ready to buy another higher quality TT. I welcome your input to this situation
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Old 09-17-2016, 11:14 AM   #2
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Looking for some help with this situation. Tires worn to cord on inner edge, Rear axle only. Lipperts axles, which seem to have a problem; being bent froth factory.
This is ruining our plans to use the TT for my sons MTB season. I don't want to put bad quality back on the trailer if it is a known problem. Do you up grade? What to if you can up grade? I know this is a entry level trailer but we are entry level people at this point and not ready to buy another higher quality TT. I welcome your input to this situation
ED its OK to list you have a "2016 Coachman Catalina 283DDS" now if you would tell us what Type of Axle,Spring or Torsion would be even better! Youroo!!
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Old 09-17-2016, 11:28 AM   #3
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I am struggling to get this posted so hang with me.
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Old 09-17-2016, 11:54 AM   #4
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Axle= Lippert #113642, GAWR 3500Lb, MFG Date 9/1/15
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Old 09-17-2016, 12:02 PM   #5
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Ed something looks ODD in the last Pic where the "Spring Pack joins the Axle" In the U-Bolt area your spring looks "WAVY"! this is NOT Normal! Youroo!! PS when I posted my 1st reply there were No Pics?
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Old 09-17-2016, 12:14 PM   #6
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Zooming in looks like the springs are bent. Are the spring hangers straight?
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Axles with springs can be re-bowed with a chain and a hyd jack or just take it off and take it to an axle shop.
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Axles with springs can be re-bowed with a chain and a hyd jack or just take it off and take it to an axle shop.

Also new springs aren't expensive.
Could the springs be binding/hitting/touching in the center at the walking beam? If so then they could be binding and nothing to do but flex or bend. Could be a good time to upgrade axles and springs.


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Old 09-17-2016, 04:52 PM   #9
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Ed something looks ODD in the last Pic where the "Spring Pack joins the Axle" In the U-Bolt area your spring looks "WAVY"! this is NOT Normal! Youroo!! PS when I posted my 1st reply there were No Pics?
They didn't look normal to me either and that is why I took the picture. They bend in the middle. We put 5k/mi on it driving to California and back, and just noticed the tire wear... What could cause the leaf springs to do that? looks like there is a lot more thread showing on the u-bolt on the rear axle, as if it were tightened more. When we first got the trailer I was telling people it drove funny but everyone said I would get used to it..... I realized you hadn't seen the pics
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Also new springs aren't expensive.
Could the springs be binding/hitting/touching in the center at the walking beam? If so then they could be binding and nothing to do but flex or bend. Could be a good time to upgrade axles and springs.


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Upgrade to what? I am so new to this and not much of a vehicle guy. Very mechanically inclined, just haven't done much of it.
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