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Old 06-14-2015, 08:46 PM   #1
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Wheel Clearance:

I have a question for you. I greased my wheel bearing yesterday and noticed a tire to wheel well clearance variation from the left to right side. From tire top to lower side of wheel opening.
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Right side: 1"
Left side: 3"
Have you ever noticed that much difference in the clearances from side to side.


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Old 06-14-2015, 10:28 PM   #2
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Might want to list type of trailer!

But no matter, that sounds like a lot. How old? Could be a bad spring. A month ago, my right sagged about one inch lower than the left; but easy to diagnose with all the noise it made. Right spring was broken, left was not in good condition either. So installed two new springs and all is level now.

And I have to ask, tires are the same size?
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Old 06-14-2015, 10:30 PM   #3
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Tires are same size.
I did not notice any broken springs.
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Old 06-14-2015, 10:35 PM   #4
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Only other thing I can think of is how it is loaded; a lot more weight on the sagging side. Or the springs are not broken but sagging from wear more on the one side.

I can say, springs on a trailer are easier then heck to replace. I was pleasantly surprised.

Someone else will come along with some other ideas.
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Old 06-14-2015, 10:40 PM   #5
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I feel it is loaded balanced.
At one of of stops I noticed like a tire rub on the right side. 2x right tires.
I am very good with my tire psi.
There is a slide on the opposite side. I would of thought that would be the heavier side.


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Old 06-14-2015, 10:55 PM   #6
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Just Checked:
3x tires 2.5"
1x tire 2.25"
Tire to underside of fender
Maybe it is just an illusion to the differences in sidewall design.


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Old 06-15-2015, 07:49 PM   #7
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What is the normal like span on trailer springs?


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Old 06-15-2015, 07:56 PM   #8
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Good question. If you bounce the trailer on rock ledges getting to places to camp in the middle of nowhere. Three years appears to be the max.
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