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Old 12-06-2014, 09:18 PM   #11
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Let me guess....Camping World is going to tell you that you hit a curb and bent the axle. Then they have to pull the axle and send it to mfg to see if they will warranty it. The axle mfg. will turn it down. Camping World will sell you a new axle. New axle may not be straight. This whole process will take about 6 weeks and cost you about $1,000.00.... or you can bring it to an alignment shop and get it fixed tomorrow for under $200.00...Never saw a loose bearing do that ever. If it was loose enough to cause that much tire wear it would have fallen apart by now...Good luck
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Old 12-07-2014, 12:12 PM   #12
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Let me guess....Camping World is going to tell you that you hit a curb and bent the axle. Then they have to pull the axle and send it to mfg to see if they will warranty it. The axle mfg. will turn it down. Camping World will sell you a new axle. New axle may not be straight. This whole process will take about 6 weeks and cost you about $1,000.00.... or you can bring it to an alignment shop and get it fixed tomorrow for under $200.00...Never saw a loose bearing do that ever. If it was loose enough to cause that much tire wear it would have fallen apart by now...Good luck
I appreciate your input, and I may, in fact, do what you recommend, as I have campground reservations in florida beginning jan. 1. So, the alignment shop makes sure my axle is to specs............ok, good, but, could the unusual tire wear be due to something else (other than the axle or bad tires).........like something in the suspension or anything else.........and, if so, would an alignment shop be able to deal with those issues?

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Old 12-07-2014, 06:48 PM   #13
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I spent years in the automotive business. I have never seen a bad tire wear on just one side. There is nothing going on with your suspension that a good heavy duty truck/trailer alignment shop can't fix. This is what they do. RV dealers do not have the equipment nor the expertise to do a proper 3 axis alignment. A quality alignment will check the camber (The amount the tires are tilted in or out) the toe (the amount the tires are pointed toward or away from each other) and the tracking (whether the axles are square with the frame and each other). Keep in mind these trailers are not aligned when they come from the factory. The axle mounts are welded onto the frame. There is nothing on them that is adjustable like a car. To align it a shop will chain it down and using hydraulics, push or pull the axles into alignment. Simply replacing an axle is no guarantee it will be aligned. My trailer had both axles out of square with the frame by 3/8" from the day it was built. Bring it to an alignment and get it done correctly. It will be the best money you can spend....
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Old 12-07-2014, 08:26 PM   #14
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I spent years in the automotive business. I have never seen a bad tire wear on just one side. There is nothing going on with your suspension that a good heavy duty truck/trailer alignment shop can't fix. This is what they do. RV dealers do not have the equipment nor the expertise to do a proper 3 axis alignment. A quality alignment will check the camber (The amount the tires are tilted in or out) the toe (the amount the tires are pointed toward or away from each other) and the tracking (whether the axles are square with the frame and each other). Keep in mind these trailers are not aligned when they come from the factory. The axle mounts are welded onto the frame. There is nothing on them that is adjustable like a car. To align it a shop will chain it down and using hydraulics, push or pull the axles into alignment. Simply replacing an axle is no guarantee it will be aligned. My trailer had both axles out of square with the frame by 3/8" from the day it was built. Bring it to an alignment and get it done correctly. It will be the best money you can spend....
Thank You, I will try to locate a truck/trailer alignment shop who can do a proper 3 axis alignment in my area tomorrow. Not sure how to find one , but, I will try to google in my area, yellow pages, as well as asking a couple mechanics I know. Any other suggestions as to how to find ?

I will keep you informed! Thanks again.
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Old 12-08-2014, 09:10 AM   #15
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Called a local big truck repair shop (half mile from my house). They said bring your trailer in today. They do 3 axis alignments, and also put my new tires on rims and balance and mount. Called Camping World, leaving to pick up my trailer now.
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Old 12-08-2014, 09:29 AM   #16
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Called a local big truck repair shop (half mile from my house). They said bring your trailer in today. They do 3 axis alignments, and also put my new tires on rims and balance and mount. Called Camping World, leaving to pick up my trailer now.
I Gay-ron-tee you will be one very happy camper by the end of the day! Go over the before and after specs with them when you pick it up and see how far off it was.
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Old 12-08-2014, 11:59 AM   #17
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I Gay-ron-tee you will be one very happy camper by the end of the day! Go over the before and after specs with them when you pick it up and see how far off it was.
Just got back from picking up the trailer at Camping WOrld and bringing it to Upper Cape Truck Repair in Pocasset, Ma. And ya, I think they will do a good job, the owner said he "certainly does" do 3 axis alignments......and yes, i will go over the before and after specs!. I was impressed, very professional truck shop, the owner had me back my trailer right in front of a big bay, think they may actually do the job today. Plus he is gonna put my new Maxxis radials on my rims, balance, mount. (another thing Camping World can't / won't do is tires). I have to say the Camping WOrld service manager agreed that I was doing the right thing also. He said the back and forth with Forest River, the manufacturer, often takes time.

Can't thank you enough.! Will keep you informed.
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Old 12-08-2014, 12:16 PM   #18
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I camp on the Cape almost every summer. Let me know the outcome and I'll take it there next year.
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Old 12-08-2014, 12:20 PM   #19
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I camp on the Cape almost every summer. Let me know the outcome and I'll take it there next year.
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Sure will, I will post here the outcome! BTW, where do u camp on the cape. ?
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We've been camping at Peter's Pond Park (Sun RV resorts) in Sandwich and Sweetwater Forest in Brewster. We plan on being back to Brewster in May.
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