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Old 07-20-2011, 12:32 AM   #1
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Wolf Pup with a bent axle....

We purchased our Wolf Pup on 6/11/2011 brand new as our starter camper. So far we've been able to take it camping once and after we came back, the left tire looked odd. I put a level to it and it's way out of plumb. As you can see in the photo's.

I've called the dealer and they said that they have had problems with these axles and it turns out ours is bent. Anyone else have problems with their Wolf Pup's or their trailer too??




It's hard to tell, but to me I can see the wheel not straight up and down.

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Old 07-20-2011, 08:48 AM   #2
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The only way to tell for sure is to take it to an alignment shop and have it checked.
BTW your photos were deleted for some reason????
RV axles are normally bent. Always bowed up in the middle to allow for loading and proper alignment.
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:05 AM   #3
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My point exactly the axles are too close to the ground and will at some time or another hit something and cause damage.
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:26 PM   #4
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Sorry about the pictures, let me see if this works...



and here's one with a 2' level

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Old 07-22-2011, 09:58 AM   #5
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I would return it to the dealer as soon as possible maybe something is loose.
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Old 01-20-2012, 08:52 AM   #6
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We bought a wolf-pup 2011 have only had one camping trip and got bad tire wear - same thing as youare describing. The dealer in Salt Lake said they had similar axel problems too.

I weighed the camper dry and it is 2870 lbs. the 50 gallon water tank could add another 450 lbs and with gear you can easily exceed the 3500 lb axel and tire capacities. I noticed that the torsion bar suspension is "Bottomed-out" so all the shock is being absorbed by the tire and the Axel....

I am going to start a warranty claim and look for the factory to compensate for this. I feel that the axel and tire is not sufficient for the gross vehicle weight of the camper. Could be a very dangerous thing with a single axel trailer if a "blow-out" or breakage occurs. Not to mention excessive tire wear.

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Old 01-22-2012, 09:39 PM   #7
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Fellow Wolf Pup Owners; Do any of your tires resemble mine as posted in #4?
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I just had a look and mine appear to be straight and square to the trailer. I will have to get a better look during the day just to be sure.

Tires also seem to have no obvious wear problems. I have about 1600 km (~1000 miles) on the trailer; and about 300 of those km were with a full tank of water.

Now I have a 2011 16P; I wonder if the problems could be limited to a specific model?
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It could be model specific, I have a 17B. I'm glad yours is okay, I hope more chime in and we can determine if it's a fairly isolated incident or model specific.
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:34 AM   #10
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If your 16-p like mine has 3500lb axel and tires

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I just had a look and mine appear to be straight and square to the trailer. I will have to get a better look during the day just to be sure.

Tires also seem to have no obvious wear problems. I have about 1600 km (~1000 miles) on the trailer; and about 300 of those km were with a full tank of water.

Now I have a 2011 16P; I wonder if the problems could be limited to a specific model?
I have a 16-p weighs 2870 dry - if you have a 3500lb axel and tires and you load up you will have a problem...Do you also have about 4" of ground clearance under the axel? be careful and you must keep the tires at max inflation too...
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