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Old 09-06-2014, 01:26 PM   #21
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While on the subject of axles, how and where do you place jack to change tires on a torq flex axle?
I jack between the axles with a bottle jack and an adaptor I made to make sure the jack stays under the frame.
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Old 09-06-2014, 05:21 PM   #22
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my tires were wearing like that when i first purchased my trailer, and bent axles was the culprit. Lippert swapped the axles, but said tough luck on the tires, so FR stepped up and replaced the tires (4) as well. Found this within 6 months of ownership and in less mileage.

End of last season found a couple of loose wheel bearings from the axle re and re. This spring before heading out, I decided to check and repack everything, and to my surprise, my straight axles when replaced were replaced with EZ lube spindles, however they didn't change the bearing caps and the caps were almost worn through on the grease fittings. Nice of them to mention that :P
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Old 09-07-2014, 07:43 PM   #23
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Greetings to Everyone that replied,

I went under the trailer after reading all of the great comments and sharing of experiences, and found out that the axel is rated for 3500 Lbs. UNFORTUNATELY, THE TRAILER GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT IS 3895 LBS.!!!!!!!


I think I'm gonna have me a little talk with the dealer first, then maybe see what can happen...
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Old 09-07-2014, 07:46 PM   #24
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From gljurczyk,

"What is the recommendation on cold pressure rating for your unit or tires on the sticker? There should also be a sticker on the axle someplace that will tell you what they are rated for. Is this a duel or single axle unit? "




It is a single axel, 50 psi tire pressure recommended. See my last post, I think I found out what the problem is....
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Old 09-07-2014, 08:14 PM   #25
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From gljurczyk,

"What is the recommendation on cold pressure rating for your unit or tires on the sticker? There should also be a sticker on the axle someplace that will tell you what they are rated for. Is this a duel or single axle unit? "




It is a single axel, 50 psi tire pressure recommended. See my last post, I think I found out what the problem is....
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Just read it, thanks sounds pretty simple 3500 lb axle with a dry weight of 3800 lbs.I think something is wrong. Good luck. I would also check your tire cap for weight at 50 psi.....
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Old 09-07-2014, 08:42 PM   #26
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KE7ONE, Just because the axle isn't rated at GVW doesn't mean it's under rated. Axles on some trailers don't always add up to gross weight, as everything does not sit on the axles. Fine example, our rig. 2 - 7k Dexters, so 14k. GVWR is 15,500. On the CAT scale, I've got around 6k on each axle, and 2800 lbs on the pin, so we're within the GVWR.

Your tongue weight is in there somewhere. Not saying this is your problem, just saying that axle rating does not always equal gross weight.
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Old 09-07-2014, 09:00 PM   #27
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3800# dry wt should have from 380# to 570# tongue wt which would make the 3500# axle within 80# to 270# of it's max capacity.
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Old 09-08-2014, 07:47 PM   #28
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3800# dry wt should have from 380# to 570# tongue wt which would make the 3500# axle within 80# to 270# of it's max capacity.
Isn't that wonderful? Just enough axle to pass. NO safety factor at all.
My 2007 Starcraft has a GVWR of about 1,800 lbs., yet it has a 3,500 lb. axle.
I think that is inexcusable, but when folks like FR and CW rule the roost, this stuff happens.
I bet they saved $100 on the build cost, maximum.
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Unfortunately mine is the same way. 3500lb axles x2, but have a max GVW of 7700 lbs. with the original 14" tires also rated 1750lbs max load. luckily I had enough room to go to a larger 14" tire with more capacity.
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Old 09-09-2014, 04:33 PM   #30
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Unfortunately mine is the same way. 3500lb axles x2, but have a max GVW of 7700 lbs. with the original 14" tires also rated 1750lbs max load. luckily I had enough room to go to a larger 14" tire with more capacity.

What brand and size did you go to?
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