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Old 09-16-2007, 11:04 AM   #1
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help with contacts Al-ko Axles

I bought a Rockwood 8240ss in Jun 2005. I had the bearings inspected and repacked in Florida after approx 5000 miles, APR 2007. They replaced the front left bearing at this time. Last week the same bearing blew apart on the highway and damaged the axle. Anyone have phone numbers to assist with warranty repair. My trailer is at a garage in port hope Ontario.
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Old 09-18-2007, 03:01 PM   #2
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I think they only cover the torsion (suspension) part of the axle.
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Old 10-11-2007, 05:53 AM   #3
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Here is a phone number for AL-KO, 574-294-6651 ask for PAM or CRIS. Sorry about the late reply.
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Old 10-18-2007, 06:25 AM   #4
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I just installed a new axle on the front, I am having a problem getting one side of the axle to set flush on the bottom of the frame, I checked the rear axle that was installed by the factory and it sets the same way about 1/4" down from the frame, but flush on the other side, I called AL- Ko about it, and Chris said it all should set flush. I am e-mailing him pictures. I am leaveing Friday for a camping trip to Hershey. My camper has been setting over 45 days because of lack of parts due bearing and axle replacment. I tested it around my home, and all seems to be ok. I am concerned, eirther AL-KO has a problem with the welds not being straight on the axle or the frame on my camper is twisted.
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Old 10-18-2007, 11:55 AM   #5
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I just recieved an e-mail from AL-KO about the axle, they want the VIN number, date of purchase and date of manufacturing of my camper they seem to be concerned about somthing. I am going to go to the dealers lot and check some of new models to see if they have the same issue.
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Old 10-18-2007, 11:57 AM   #6
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Keep us posted on this.

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Old 10-18-2007, 12:09 PM   #7
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I have 7 pictures I would like to share with eveyone so they can check they campers as well, but I don't know now to do it, But I will found a way. When it comes to computer, I am out in left field.
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Old 10-18-2007, 12:14 PM   #8
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goto this how-to for posting pics

try to keep them around 500k or less

http://forestriverforums.com/forums/...=3731#post3731

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Old 10-18-2007, 07:45 PM   #9
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Thanks for the info.
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Old 10-26-2007, 11:30 AM   #10
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The verdict is in about the way the axle sets on the frame. FROM THE ENGINERRING DEPARTMENT AT AL-KO, they said as long as the axle is flush on one side of the frame and the back of the axle mount on the other side is flush it is OK for the front of the axle mount to have a gap. It's funny, because they still did not anser my question as to why it is like that? is it a welding issus and/or a frame issue,but they say it's ok anyway.I have posted pics, the one side where the axle is flush is the rights side and the other side is the left side,you will see that there is a gap that is a 1/4 inch out. At this point I don't know what to think or do,I guess be carefull and keep an eye on things.
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