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Old 06-29-2013, 07:40 PM   #31
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Is that more expensive than spring?
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Old 06-29-2013, 07:43 PM   #35
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You have torsion axles, not springs. I would take these pictures to the dealer and get replacement axles and hire someone to come to your house and replace them.

You need to get the axle rating off the center of the axle. If the trailer is still under warranty. Let the dealer deal with it.
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Old 06-29-2013, 07:47 PM   #36
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I'm not sure if the torsions can be repacked or not, but I would say that it should be more expensive than replacing just springs.
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Old 06-29-2013, 07:48 PM   #37
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It looks like it was a recall issue with the 2011 surveyors per Sam's Club and our friend's posting above. I would sure rather have someone come here instead of driving it this way! Thanks everyone. I will let you know the outcome
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Old 06-29-2013, 07:53 PM   #38
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It looks like it was a recall issue with the 2011 surveyors per Sam's Club and our friend's posting above. I would sure rather have someone come here instead of driving it this way! Thanks everyone. I will let you know the outcome
Read the tag on the axle and see what the rating is 4000#, 5000#?. The dealer will no doubt have to order 2 new axles. If you don't have the equipment or know how, definitely get someone that has the equipment and know how to do the job at your house. I would not move the trailer very far in that condition for fear of blowing a tire or damaging the skirt/fender well.
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:20 PM   #39
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Sounds like AL-KO torsion axles, which I don't have. Maybe someone with them will chime in.
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:22 PM   #40
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guitar-man, make sure that your axles haven't slipped and rotated, which allows the tire to rise into the wheel well. It has happened to countless campers, and most don't even know it.
That bolt/nut that we see in your pictures is supposed to clamp the axles in place, but doesn't have nearly enough clamping force to do the job.
Check at the front of the axle mounts, where they rest us against the camper frame. If there is any gap there, they have slipped.
Let us know what you find. If you are not sure what I mean, could you take a picture from the front of the axle mount, rather than the side shots you have provided?
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