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Old 06-22-2016, 08:33 PM   #11
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I am with Gottoys. My 2008 Cardinal 30RKLE looked a little off so I brought it to the local big rig trailer place. My rear right side axle was off about 1/2" they fixed it in about 45 minutes they have the equipment to jack up the whole camper off the wheels. They replaced what needed and they even re-bent my springs to get the correct curve back. When they lifted the camper they found one spring that didnt hang the same as the others about 2" difference.
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Old 06-23-2016, 12:59 AM   #12
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I am with Gottoys. My 2008 Cardinal 30RKLE looked a little off so I brought it to the local big rig trailer place. My rear right side axle was off about 1/2" they fixed it in about 45 minutes they have the equipment to jack up the whole camper off the wheels. They replaced what needed and they even re-bent my springs to get the correct curve back. When they lifted the camper they found one spring that didnt hang the same as the others about 2" difference.
Hi Wayne, thank you for the feedback.
I've noticed that the left rear and right front are wearing even but left front and right rear are rounded on other edges and think there is a bent axle or some kind of damage causing the tires to wear that way.
Thank again
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Doug - I replaced the bushings and bolts with 'wet bolt" kit from Dexter on 2 previous 5th wheels. The first one had less than 10,000 miles and the bushings were shot - found while correcting the camber on one axle. A truck spring place did the first trailer (2 axles) for about $500 - had to remove both axles and the equilizer to do the job. The second one I replaced during the first year to prevent the problem before it happened. I did the second one myself in the driveway - 3 axles, 2 sets of equilizers. A lot of hammering and jacking and heavy cribbing and a long day for 2 old guys. My advice is buy the kit and have a spring shop do the work.
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