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Old 05-08-2012, 11:24 PM   #11
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i had similar mileage and was still in the first 6 months of owning my salem when i had seen the tires wearing....

my first complaint to my dealer seemed to fall on deaf ears. (tire pressures were low they claim) my 2nd time in, my Dad had found an article in an rv magazine about it, ( people in the article had taken to the same dealership, different location) turns out the service writer i had seen that day happened to work at the location and with that customer. I had axles ordered within the week. (incorrect bow)

Although lippert didn't cover the tires,, FR did cover the tires from the damage and replaced the tire/rim assys.(all 4) (Kudos to FR for this)
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:03 AM   #12
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I had a very similar problem to what you described. We have a 26tbss. I had roughly 1500 miles on mine and it was shot. The dealer did step up to the plate and replaced the axles. The new axles are much bigger and stiffer and the original. They also replaced the tires. I dont know if the original where the wrong ones or what. But seems better now.

Look at axles they should have a bow in them. Good luck but stay on them!

here was my saga...

26tbss Tires shot after 1500 miles??
Same here. After around 1,800 miles had tire wear. Dealer contacted Forest River and were told to make a bunch of measurements. After that about a month later the dealer called me and told me they had two new axles for me. When they went to put them on they found they were bigger diameter than the existing one. Must be a common problem. Dealer told me that what causes the delay and headaches is that the frame and axles are not made by fr and that FR goes after that manufacturer for the cost and warranty.
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:51 AM   #13
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Heard from dealer yesterday. Lippert has agreed to replace axels and compensate for
the ruined tires. Hopefully the problem is resolved
Thanks for all the input
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Fyi inside tire wear is improper toe in
outside tire wear is improper toe out
Wavey wear pattern thru out tire is improper caster
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I've had it backwards all these yrs then, I thought outside wear was too much toe in , inside wear was toe out and wavey all over was unbalance. Increasing caster makes it track straight (trailer) and steer hard (on steering axle)
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I've had it backwards all these yrs then, I thought outside wear was too much toe in , inside wear was toe out and wavey all over was unbalance. Increasing caster makes it track straight (trailer) and steer hard (on steering axle)
Dunnnc I likes at my notes thanks
Outside wear is toe in
inside wear is toe out

Thanks for correcting me!

Actually Dexter axle says Camber wear is smooth and appears in and out is what I meant to say.
again thanks for making me look stupid!
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Dunnnc I likes at my notes thanks
Outside wear is toe in
inside wear is toe out

Thanks for correcting me!

Actually Dexter axle says Camber wear is smooth and appears in and out is what I meant to say.
again thanks for making me look stupid!
Sure wasn't the intent, I have made, and still do quite often, type something totally backwards from what I mean. I just remember on our super modified & sprint cars, we ran 1/8" tow out and 2D-3D caster on short tracks and up to 5D on 1/2mile tracks with 1 turn lock to lock on the steering wheel. We increased the caster as an 86" wheelbase car is real squirrely trying to hold it straight down the chute. With a lot of caster, you could turn loose of the steering wheel, back off the gas and it would automatically straighten itself out.
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... I just remember on our super modified & sprint cars, ...and 2D-3D caster on short tracks and up to 5D on 1/2mile tracks...
WRONG! Just checked my old notes, 4-6 degrees on 1/4 mile and 8-10 degrees on 1/2 mile tracks. We ran one radius rod on left and 2 on right so it was easy to change. (Straight axle)
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WRONG! Just checked my old notes, 4-6 degrees on 1/4 mile and 8-10 degrees on 1/2 mile tracks. We ran one radius rod on left and 2 on right so it was easy to change. (Straight axle)
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Fyi inside tire wear is improper toe in
outside tire wear is improper toe out
Wavey wear pattern thru out tire is improper caster
Could very well be Negative camber, axles bent the wrong way
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