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Old 04-27-2010, 02:02 AM   #1
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8281 SS running gear

Staring out the window as it snows on my new RW 8281SS 5th, I was thinking about the axles, bearings and such. The trailer is close to 8000lbs, and it uses the same bearings as my old 21' ultra light, which I believe were 3500lb axles. The wheels are 5 bolt 15" rims also. I wonder why they didnt go with heavier axles and 6 bolt wheels etc.
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Old 04-27-2010, 07:30 AM   #2
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I wonder why they didnt go with heavier axles and 6 bolt wheels etc.

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Old 04-30-2010, 09:14 PM   #3
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I've noticed this also. Contact Forest River or Lippert Components Inc.
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Old 05-01-2010, 02:31 AM   #4
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seems to me they are al-ko kober, I guess i will have to crawl under and get a part number to see the weight rating. You would think that it should be ok and engineered properly? guess my only question are these short trip to the nearest lake trailers...or long haul units. I probably will end up by ripping out the cheap bearings and finding myself some made in the usa Timken bearings
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Old 05-16-2010, 10:15 PM   #5
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Couldnt find any ID on the AL-KO axles, only way I can figure to ID them is from the bolt spacing on the mounts...3500lbs axles have 6" between bolts, the heavier axles have 8" . That being said from that mine are the 6" spacing or the 3500lb axles ....on trailer close to 8000lbs? The GAWR is 4000 per axle, and the cargo carrying capacity is 1900lbs... seems to me something isnt right?
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