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Old 04-17-2015, 02:55 PM   #21
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The other 2 on the front axle are still good. The company I work for has tire guys so I get a good deal on tires.

I watched them balance them so they are good to go!


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Old 04-18-2015, 10:26 AM   #22
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Nee tires on. Figured out the problem kinda sorta. While putting the new tires on I noticed the front axle is noticeably larger than the rear. According to the specs, they are both rated for 4400 GAWR. Should I try to match the front axle or try to see whats wrong with the rear. Here are the tags off the axles.

The dexter axle is in the rear and is smaller. Should I try to put the larger axle in the rear?Click image for larger version

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Old 04-18-2015, 01:16 PM   #23
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Again, you need a new axle. I'll bet, the previous owner replaced a bent front axle then sold/ traded it in. If I'm right, and I'm pretty sure I am, just replace the bad axle with one the same as the good (larger) one.
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Old 04-18-2015, 03:32 PM   #24
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I misread. The d35 is a 3500lb axle that somehow made its way under my trailer. The dealer will be getting a call monday


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Old 04-18-2015, 04:21 PM   #25
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i found its a lot of times the rear axle gets the damage. when the front axle hits, it preloads the suspension, being allowed to move upward with the walking beam. then, the rear axle gets hammered with the preloaded suspension.
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Old 04-21-2015, 05:01 PM   #26
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Not for nothing - but the 18ish month difference in mfg dates is a dead giveaway the Dexter axle is a replacement...

Guessing? Damaged rear axle was replaced with one that was too light; and it's been squatting, causing the tire wear you see.
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Old 04-21-2015, 05:04 PM   #27
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Yup. Exactly right. Ive called twice now waiting for a call back.


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Old 05-02-2015, 04:06 AM   #28
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Update:

I took my trailer to the dealer Wednesday. An employee tells me as Im pulling in my axle is bent😂. I said thats why its here. So yesterday they call to confirm the axle is too small and was replaced at some point like I told them. Im currently waiting for a call back to see what they are going to do. Either way, no money is coming out of my pocket for their mistake.

I don't even know how they bought this trailer from the previous owner without checking everything out


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Old 05-13-2015, 08:26 PM   #29
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Update #2. The dealer left me a message saying Lippert has to send the axle to Forest River first??? Then to them. So my camper will be in the shop on the 22nd to start repairs !


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Old 06-25-2015, 03:25 PM   #30
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Just 2.5 months later an axle. Wow! New axle, leaf springs, u-bolts, etc.


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