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Old 04-19-2011, 08:28 PM   #31
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I have the same problem on my 2011 2304s ultra lite.So yesterday i went under my tt.I drilled two new holes up above into the square tubing where each axle has two bolts and installed two new 1\2 inch bolts and nuts.I then losened the axle mount bolts and tightened up the new bolts and it pulled the axles up tight to the frame and then i tightened the two origanal bolts.Thats the way it should of been done in the first place.Ill take some pictures on the next good day.
Your method will ensure it will not get loose again or morev.
Pictures will be great.
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:52 PM   #32
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the only issue I see with doing 4runner's fix is that I bet it could or would void any axle warranty even if it is fixing a known issue - what are your thoughts on the warranty part?

Post those pics - I will be climbing under my 2306 to check it out and see if I need to fix it as well
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Old 04-19-2011, 10:33 PM   #33
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the only issue I see with doing 4runner's fix is that I bet it could or would void any axle warranty even if it is fixing a known issue - what are your thoughts on the warranty part?

Post those pics - I will be climbing under my 2306 to check it out and see if I need to fix it as well
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&&$!% any warranty. If my axles ripped off from my trailer just think of the damage and financial loss. If it happened on a highway on a trip with everyone in your truck. You really think you will recover your losses from the axle manuf.? I doubt it. They will give you a new axles maybe but who would care your trailer will be destroyed.
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:09 PM   #34
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"the only issue I see with doing 4runner's fix is that I bet it could or would void any axle warranty even if it is fixing a known issue - what are your thoughts on the warranty part?"
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sherdep, the AL-KO axles are designed to be bolted up into the trailer frame, that is why there are extra holes in the mounting flanges. If AL-KO provides the holes, I don't see how using them could void the warranty.
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Old 04-20-2011, 10:49 AM   #35
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I also have a 2011 ROCKWOOD 8285 WS manufactured in July 2010 and bought in Febuary 2011. This does not seem to be an issue on mine at this time. The unit has about 3000 miles on it. But, it will be something I will add to my inspection list.
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Old 04-20-2011, 01:50 PM   #36
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new axle bolts

I keep my 2011 rockwood 2304s in a rv shelter so its pretty dark in their.I took a couple of pictures the upper bolts with the blue tape are the new ones.When it stops raining and the sun comes out ill open the doors and get some better pictures.
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I keep my 2011 rockwood 2304s in a rv shelter so its pretty dark in their.I took a couple of pictures the upper bolts with the blue tape are the new ones.When it stops raining and the sun comes out ill open the doors and get some better pictures.
Great photos. You must have an L shaped main beam on your trailer.
The 8285 has boxed channel frame at that location which would make it difficult to the the bolt into the boxed frame. But you did make your point on the methond they use to attach it to the frame.
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Old 04-20-2011, 03:58 PM   #38
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FOURRUNNER is not the same.

After looking at Fourunner's pictures, his axles are the top frame mount with what appears to be four bolts holding the axles with 1/2" and 5/8" bolts. I do not think he has anything to worry about.
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Sid, 4runner added those upper bolts, just like I did.
Although I only put one in the front hole, 4runner made darn sure with one in the back as well!
He may have the frame tubes like I do, although he didn't mention how much fun it was to gets the nuts on inside that small square tubing, a couple of feet from the end! It was fun enough just getting one in there.
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I do have the square box frame.What idid to get bolt in. I got a closed boxed end wrench about a foot long tha the bolt fit into and duct tap the back side so it would'nt push threw i slid it down the tube till the bolt went threw the hole i drilled then i put the lock washer + nut on the out side worked great.My axles are mounted the same as the 8285 ws
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