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Old 09-20-2015, 01:30 PM   #11
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Tire size match the sticker? Some torsion axles end have different settin's on the ride height...not adjusable...possible wrong axles.....The pad that did the damage, I'd trim that edge so that you can get to where-ever and not runn'in a spare or finish that tire off on route
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Old 09-20-2015, 02:13 PM   #12
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Are the tires the right size? Is your cargo weight within the limits of what the trailer is rated for? Is the cargo loaded so as to be evenly distributed in the trailer. If you are using a WD hitch is it adjusted properly? If the tires and cargo aren't causing the issue then you need what is called "more travel" between the tire and trailer. A lift kit is probably what needs to be installed. I had the same issue with my trailer. Torsion axles but too little travel. FR sent the lift kit free of charge and the dealer billed them for the install. I bought my TT used and the previous owners did nothing about the travel issue. When I bought it there was a good bit of wear through the coroplast and into the under flooring. After the lift kit install I have experienced no issues.
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Old 09-20-2015, 02:33 PM   #13
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Holy crap! I don't think you should tow like that at all - looks like the slide mounting ear is ready to slice the tire on any bump. Definitely something wrong with the way the trailer was built.
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Old 09-20-2015, 02:37 PM   #14
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If you have the Torflex axles the angle can be changed which will change the distance of the tires from the body.

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Old 09-20-2015, 03:14 PM   #15
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If you have the Torflex axles the angle can be changed which will change the distance of the tires from the body.

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Looking at the Torflex literature, it looks like the 'start angle' can be selected between 45 degrees down to 22.5 degrees up but I think they have to be ordered that way. The only way I can see that being changed is by the way the square hole is cast into the spindle arm and the two are welded together so I don't see that being altered except by changing the whole arm assembly. If there were, and you had anything above 45down, I think the demand for lift kits would go way down.



BTW: The start angle of the particular axles you have is printed on the label on the axle - its after 'SA:' on the line above the large-font numbers. Mine is '22DT' which stands for 22 down (and they're almost 0 degrees sitting in the driveway with no food, water or clothing).

Maybe the OP had the wrong axles installed at the factory... wouldn't be the first time.

Roaddiva: assuming you do have Torflex axles, which is kinda what it looks like judging by the square axle tube, what is the start angle printed on the label? That could be a good place to start.
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Looking at the second picture, although its kinda hard to judge how far below the center of the wheel that axle tube is, it almost looks like those could be 22 degree UP axles... the spindles look like they're quite a bit above the axle tube centerline. If its a new trailer, I doubt that's from overloading.
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Old 09-20-2015, 08:36 PM   #17
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I will try to get somebody to look at the label on the axle, I am not there right now...
Wow, so now it is looking like possibly the axle's...I will call and see when I can get in for them to look at it but if it is the axle's I don't have time to wait for the fix (long story) I hope they will work with me. I have not used the trailer yet at all, so maybe work they will work with me on another trailer?
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If they do, good. Be interesting if they had a twin so you could see if another one was like yours.
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Is your camper loaded for travel?
Have you weighed what you put in?
You may be overloaded.

Wrong tire size is also possible but unlikely.
Check the tire pressure placard on the camper wall.
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If they do, good. Be interesting if they had a twin so you could see if another one was like yours.
I got the last one of this model :-(
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