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Old 01-05-2015, 10:05 AM   #1
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Axle spacing

Odd question, but I have noticed when placing my xchocks on my 262bhxl that the distance between tires is on each side is different.

The TT seems to tow fine, just curious if this is something that will create issues down the road etc


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Old 01-05-2015, 10:41 AM   #2
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If unit is on Level pad the distance between (Hubs/ tires /wheels) is the Same! Youroo!!
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Youroo (says) the (distance) is the (same) even if you (measure) them as (different).
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Odd question, but I have noticed when placing my xchocks on my 262bhxl that the distance between tires is on each side is different.

The TT seems to tow fine, just curious if this is something that will create issues down the road etc
The distance between my tires is a little bit different also. It tows good, and no excessive tire wear, so I haven't worried about it over the last 6 years.
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Old 01-05-2015, 05:14 PM   #5
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This disparity between tire gaps side-to-side is one of several things I will have checked when I take mine to my dealership tomorrow. It MAY be within specs but it is definitely different side-to-side.
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Old 01-05-2015, 05:29 PM   #6
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I was going to have ours checked as well, it's at north texas rv for collision repair and they are checking if they can complete the warranty work as well, figured I would see if it was 'normal' or should be concern before I even asked them


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North Texas RV in Sherman? I drove past there this morning. The RV park behind them looks full.


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Address is in Krum, I haven't been out there yet, it was towed there mid December


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You cant really get an acurate measurement by measureing the tires.The only way to really know is measure the front to back space between the centerbolts,then the diagonal distance between the centerbolts,then the distance between the front axle center bolt and the center of the hitch ball,or pin,on bothe sides. all of these distances should be equal from side to side. This is what a frame shop calls "trianglelateing".I suppose the factory would say these distances should be + - 1/4 inch but I would want it closer than that,+ - 1/8 inch max. Keep in mind that if one distance is + 1/4 and the other is - 1/4,it is actually 1/2 " out of square.
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I've noticed that the distance between my tires changes slightly, depending on how the trailer sits. I always assumed it was a function of the torsion axles. As the torsion flexes, it moves the wheels slightly.

But I'm not a frame/suspension/whatever expert so I might be wrong.



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