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Old 04-13-2012, 09:06 PM   #11
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On my Wildcat I noticed outside edge of the rear axle right side tire wore. The tire was also closer to the other. Also that equalizer was pushed forward. What I found was the leaf spring on the wore tire axle, was overstressed and when the spring looses it's arch, it gets longer. In turn the stretched spring, pushed the axle forward, since it's bolted solid in the rear, causing the tire wear.
Clear as mud?
Also I believe what caused this was the previous owner had used a ramp under the tire to change a tire. All the weight on the spring flattened it out.
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:24 PM   #12
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after reading this thread, I decided to check my tire spacing. I've got about 7/16" of diff. between the left and right side of my surveyor. the leveler are down and I'm not on pavement. Trailer has less than 1000 miles on it and tire wear is not yet noticable. Trailer tows great. Should I be real concerned??? Trailer has never come close to being overloaded.
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:53 PM   #13
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7/16 inch over 8 feet? Naw, they are going to probably tell you it is within manufacturing specs. But if it makes you feel happy to hear it from them, by all means contact them.
BTW that is about what mine is. And after 7 years the original tires were nice and even when they came off two weeks ago.
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Old 04-16-2012, 04:31 PM   #14
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Thanks for the follow-up Donn. I feel alot better about it now.
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:03 PM   #15
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Tire size tool.

Here is a great little tool to help you with tire size, I've been using it for years.

Tire size calculator

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Old 04-20-2012, 09:42 AM   #16
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I would check the equa-flex first. It is the rocker assembly between the front and rear leaf springs. If it has hung up in one direction or the other, it will shorten the distance between the wheels and can cause lots of other problems. I'm new to TTs but not to dual axle trailers. This is more common than you might think.... On my last bass boat, I had to make removing that assembly and greasing it a part of my Early-Spring maintenance every year.

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Old 05-07-2012, 02:05 PM   #17
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2009 246RLBS Wildwood LA 5'er--dealer is telling me that all 4 wheels are rubbing underbelly of trailer when I hit a hard bump--said I have about 2" of clearance above tires--factory sized tires on unit--they recommend changing shackles for additional clearance--told them will advise---any suggestions,anyone with same problem---Thanks,Chuck
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Old 05-07-2012, 02:10 PM   #18
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Chuck check to see if you have an additional set of holes to move leaf springs down and affectively move trailer up.
I have two sets of holes 2 to 3 inches apart to raise or lower camper.
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:13 AM   #20
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Big Problem with Lippert axles

Took my 5th wheel in for a second opinion and between the shop and Forest River, they decided that I need new leaf springs. No help with warranty cause I am not the original owner. Also found out that the left side shocks had been rubbing the inside of the tires. Called Camping World, (where I had it in the shop the first time), and asked them if they knew about the tire rub. They said YES. I bought crapped myself. I asked why did no one tell me of this problem. They even let me take my camper off of the lot KNOWING of a potential deadly problem. They said that they would work with me to fix the problem. Tried to talk to them, no good. Emailed the maint. mng. Have not heard from him yet. NEVER again will I step foot on a Camping World facility again.

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