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Old 02-21-2012, 11:14 AM   #1
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Wheel Camber and Harsh Brakeing

As some of you may know….We recently purchased a lightly used Coachmen 28DDS and have just recently returned from our first “shakedown night”. I initially noticed something that caught my eye during the tow home from the dealer….The rear most axle seemed to flex on turns to a degree that it looked like it might just fall off! By that I mean…Pulling into a gas station or jockeying the trailer while backing up the top of the wheel will literally tilt inward at an alarming degree. I don’t know if this is suspension Flex or something else I should be looking for. During my 5 minute drive down the HWY to put the RV back to bed this weekend the wife noticed that the Right rear wheel was still “Tilted” inward at the top while others remained in a neutral position. It should be noted she was following behind in a seperate car. I also noticed that the trailer brakes were anything but smooth when slowing down…..attempted to adjust the gain on the controller but it was very noticeable.

Any ideas….I appear to have a few months left on the factory warranty…and the dealer offered a 1 year warranty as well . Should I call and talk over the issue with them? Any options would be great!

2011 Coachmen Catalina 28DDS
2015 Ram Bighorn 2500 6.4L
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:28 PM   #2
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depending on the brand of axles that are under it. Lipperts seem to be quite commonly bent right off the showroom floor. camber was so bad on mine it almost wore the tires out in about 2500kms. both axles and all 4 tires were replaced under warrenty and has been golden since!

If you have a newer brake controller with a boost option on it, the boost setting could be set too high
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