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Old 03-31-2016, 02:14 PM   #1
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Torsion bar axle for Aframe 128S

I have had two set of tires on my Aframe I bought last year. It was only two yrs old and needed new tires which caused concern then. After a year I need new tires again because they are both worn on the inside. i have measured and the front and back of the tires are a 1/2 inch wider in the front. I assume the suspension need adjustment and I need a new axel as there is no adjustment to be made. Does anyone know the River Forest Number to call so I could order a new axel. I live in the Phoenix area
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My first question would be how much weight are you putting in the trailer my second question would be what pressure do you have on the tires
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Old 03-31-2016, 04:04 PM   #3
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We haven't stored much in the trailer as last yr we towed with a van. We kept the tires inflated to 55lbs as recommended by new dealer we bought recent tires from. But as tated earlier we have a half inch difference between the front of the tire on both sides and the rear of the tire. 75 inches on front and 74 1/2 in the back.
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Old 03-31-2016, 04:32 PM   #4
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Since you're out of warranty, I wouldn't call Forest River about the axle. I'd take it to a place that repairs Ag, boat or utility trailers and ask them for a replacement axle. It most likely has a 3000lb axle. If you want to replace it yourself just get the numbers off the axle and order one online.
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Old 04-01-2016, 07:03 PM   #5
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I just delivered my torsion-axle'd trailer to an alignment shop that specializes in this kind of work.

It's not cheap, but there are places that do that kind of work.

I imagine it involves chains and hydraulic rams, but I didn't ask.

Phoenix is a big town, and somebody MUST do it near there.

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Id seriously now be concerned how all the twisting and torque would do to both the frame...and walls of your unit . ..as these aframes are built pretty tightly.
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Old 04-01-2016, 10:26 PM   #7
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I have a 5th wheel with torsion bar axles and when a tire wore the outside tread bare in 200 miles we found the weld holding the axle on was busted. Looked at all 4 and found all 4 had the outside weld broken (also welds inside). Had them re-welded and then got to a frame and axle shop where they were able to do an alignment. Perfect wear now at 4,000 miles.
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Old 04-03-2016, 10:34 PM   #8
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A bent axle from overweighting an a-frame would be pretty unusual considering how much cargo capacity there is and how little room there is to put stuff. I'd have it inspected by the dealer or an independent trailer service center to figure out the problem. Afterall the axle is not an RV specific part. If the axle is bent, it may not be too much more to buy a new one than to do a repair, considering labor.

The assets of AL-Ko Axis, that division of Al-Ko that manufactures these axles has been purchased by Dexter. Often when these purchases are for "the assets of" is means there was some substantial problem with the original company. So keep that in mind when consulting the service center.

The AL-Ko Axis Corporate office number if you want to talk to them is 574 - 294 - 6651.

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