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Old 04-16-2015, 01:17 PM   #11
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An easy way to check and see if the axle is bent is to place a 4 foot or 6 foot level on the bottom of the axle in question. Then measure the gap between the axle and the level. the bugger the gap the better the axle . if it flat in the level you have a bent axle for sure. Someone mentioned earlier to upgrade to the next weight class. Great idea.
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Old 04-16-2015, 02:03 PM   #12
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If you look at the axle from the from or the back you should see a arch in the axle tube, higher in the middle than the ends. When I looked at a new one and the old one next to each other it is really obvious what the problem was.
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Old 04-17-2015, 08:25 AM   #13
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I found this picture. Look at the rear axle. What would make the tire lean in like that? I cant find any play in the axle. Would this mean the axle needs to be replaced/repaired?Click image for larger version

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Old 04-17-2015, 08:48 AM   #14
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Your photo shows a situation of either a bad axle (lost camber) or a bent spindle. You'll find no play or looseness with either issue. Like mentioned, perhaps the previous owner overloaded the unit and took the camber (arch) out of the axle. You'll either have to replace the axle(s) or take it to an axle and spring shop to get the axles arched back into spec. You may have toe-out instead of toe-in on the axle(s) this too can be repaired at the repair facility. Best bet is just take your unit to one of those facilities and have them check axle alignment. Taking it to an alignment shop that deals solely in cars and trucks will be a waste of time.
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Old 04-17-2015, 09:05 AM   #15
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I found this picture. Look at the rear axle. What would make the tire lean in like that? I cant find any play in the axle. Would this mean the axle needs to be replaced/repaired?Attachment 74472


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If you pulled in (Strait) and the Tire is Leaning you have a Issue! If you were (Turning) and stopped to take this Pic.(All bets are off) NORMAL LEAN! Youroo!!
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Old 04-17-2015, 09:07 AM   #16
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In that picture I had to turn to get in there. I do notice only the rear axle leans when Im turning


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That is Normal,but your (TIRE WEAR) is Not Normal! Have AXLES checked by Professionals! Youroo!!
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Old 04-17-2015, 12:01 PM   #18
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First I got 2 new tires. I will have to find a place around here to get the axle checked out. Im in Northeast Florida, so if someone could recommend somebody, that would be great!Click image for larger version

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Old 04-17-2015, 02:36 PM   #19
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First I got 2 new tires. I will have to find a place around here to get the axle checked out. Im in Northeast Florida, so if someone could recommend somebody, that would be great!Attachment 74487


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You'll probably need to get 4, won't you?

What kind of tires did you get? and make sure you have them spin balanced to 65MPH
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..... Could I possibly have the gain on my EBC too high? I have it set on 3.0, but it feels like it slows me down way too much sometimes.
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Though I have a much smaller camper, and a much lighter and smaller tow vehicle, the correct setting for the brake controller seems to vary with each trip, the roads, and the speeds I'm towing at. On the interstate, I generally want the camper brakes to be fairly aggressive - I want to know that they are there and working. I want stopping distance to be the same or slightly better than the tow vehicle by itself. The same is true when I'm in the mountains, but speeds are down aroung 40-50 MPH.

If I leave the setting untouched when I'm at slow speed in the campground (or city traffic), the camper will jerk the tow vehicle. I have to back off the brake controller setting for city traffic and slow speeds.

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