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Old 01-03-2014, 07:17 AM   #31
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FR customer service IS good, isn't it? I'm a PITA to them, but they have worked hard to take care of me. I'm glad they are taking care of you, too!
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Old 01-05-2014, 05:54 PM   #32
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UM, UM, UM. Having worked for a company that built custom order trailers I can say this: ALL pull type trailers we made regardless of length, width, weight load, number of axles and other factors were constructed taking into consideration that the axle(s) had to be in alignment with the coupling point within 1/8" period. Consider that we made trailers with ball type couplings, pintle hitch couplings, drop-in pin couplings ALL trailers had to have the axles aligned within 18" of the coupling point. Measurements were taken from the center of the coupling point to each end of each axles spindle (where the spindle nut screws on). If the measurement was over 1/8" between the spindle ends of an axle the necessary adjustment was made to correct this--on each axle of every trailer. Also-the axles we bought had built-in camber which we checked after trailer construction. These axles were bent slightly into an upward arch which causes the top of the tire to measure 1/8" to 1/4" depending on the trailer. Now--can one end of an axle get ahead of the other end and cause tire wear on one side only? Yes. Can the camber of an axle change over due time causing strange tire wear on a trailer? Yes. I've seen each of these on trailers with odd tire wear. Can the alignment of a pull type camper axle measuring from the coupling point to the end of each axle be checked? You betcha, even in your driveway, but a truck/bus shop can do it easy and quickly. Can this measurement be changed? Yeppers. Unbolting the axle from the spring hanger and using "persuasion" can move the axle into proper alignment. IF the camber changes on an axle can this be corrected? Not unless you find a shop that can remove the axle, strip the axle down, measure the camber arc and re-arc the axle. The camber arc does not change too often on axles though. So the bottom line question seems to be: Can the alignment on my pull trailer be checked and/or corrected? Yes.
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Old 01-06-2014, 06:29 AM   #33
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Thurman, thanks for all the info. Good to hear what I knew was true from someone that was in the business. Luckily for me, Forest River and Lippert have been very willing to want to help me. Unlike my dealer. As long as the manufactures are behind me, I should come out good in the end.
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Old 01-16-2014, 06:52 PM   #34
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I wouldn't spend any money on a Correct Track. That system will only adjust the axles front to back, called tracking. It will not allow any adjustment for camber, or individual wheel toe in or out. A quality alignment shop can adjust all 3 of these. I recently had mine done and both axles were tracking to the left, making my trailer pull slightly sideways, one wheel was also towed in more than the others and the camber was off on one wheel. Don't waste your time at an RV dealer they don't have the equipment for this and will only try to sell you a new axle which still will not always make it right. I don't doubt that mine was off when delivered new. I cost about $200.00 form a shop that does, big trucks/trailers, buses and RVs. Money well spent...
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Old 01-16-2014, 08:47 PM   #35
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They aren't selling me and I'm not buying anything. It's only 10 months old. It's under warranty, that's why I contacted customer service.
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