Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-10-2011, 03:54 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
DAISY BOYKIN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: SUNSHINE STATE
Posts: 1,518
Send a message via Skype™ to DAISY BOYKIN
Look at your 8285ws axles ??

Would someone that has a Rockwood 8285WS look at you mounting of the axles to the frame (front and rear axles) of the RV where they are bolted on. See if you have a space on the front of the axles where they are bolted to the frame. See the picture posted ?

I have a email off to Rockwood/ Forest River asking if this is normal. I just noticed this this morning and email was sent today.

My 8285 WS is new, was picked up Jan 27, 2011.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	AXLES MOUNTING 001.jpg
Views:	557
Size:	36.4 KB
ID:	5223   Click image for larger version

Name:	AXLES MOUNTING 002.jpg
Views:	256
Size:	36.1 KB
ID:	5224   Click image for larger version

Name:	AXLES MOUNTING 003.jpg
Views:	242
Size:	30.9 KB
ID:	5225   Click image for larger version

Name:	AXLES MOUNTING 004.jpg
Views:	229
Size:	40.1 KB
ID:	5226   Click image for larger version

Name:	AXLES MOUNTING 005.jpg
Views:	248
Size:	46.2 KB
ID:	5227  

__________________

__________________
Sid, Lois & HRH MISSY Terrible 2s SHIH TZU
2011 ROCKWOOD 8285 WS
2014 F-250 KING RANCH PS/SD/6R140/BFT
BOLIY PRO 3600SI GEN
DAYS CAMPED 2016 74 DAYS
DAISY BOYKIN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2011, 03:57 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
DAISY BOYKIN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: SUNSHINE STATE
Posts: 1,518
Send a message via Skype™ to DAISY BOYKIN
PART TWO of pictures.

Part two of the axles pictures.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	AXLES MOUNTING 006.jpg
Views:	216
Size:	34.0 KB
ID:	5228   Click image for larger version

Name:	AXLES MOUNTING 007.jpg
Views:	219
Size:	42.4 KB
ID:	5229   Click image for larger version

Name:	AXLES MOUNTING 008.jpg
Views:	206
Size:	42.5 KB
ID:	5230   Click image for larger version

Name:	AXLES MOUNTING 009.jpg
Views:	208
Size:	35.6 KB
ID:	5231   Click image for larger version

Name:	AXLES MOUNTING 010.jpg
Views:	196
Size:	21.9 KB
ID:	5232  

__________________

__________________
Sid, Lois & HRH MISSY Terrible 2s SHIH TZU
2011 ROCKWOOD 8285 WS
2014 F-250 KING RANCH PS/SD/6R140/BFT
BOLIY PRO 3600SI GEN
DAYS CAMPED 2016 74 DAYS
DAISY BOYKIN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2011, 04:05 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
sherdep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Saint Cloud FL
Posts: 1,565
Sorry I cant help with you question

wow - almost looks like the plate is bending as well from the pictures (Picture #2) - you would think it would be solid against the perch instead of sitting off of it - it does look like if you loosen the bolt it will slide and put the perch and the frame to a touching position.
Also would think there would be a flat washer on the bolt head side as well which doesnt appear to be one there either - just my observation
__________________
2011 Rockwood Mini Lite 2306 - Matt
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Qaud Cab 4x4 with 35" tires and 3.92 gears, Dynatech Longtube Headers & Fabtech 6" lift + Superchips with shift Tuning
Nights Camped 2011 (37) - 2012 (16)-2013 (2) -2014 (5) -2015(0)
USMC 91 - 95 - F/A-18 Aviation Ordnance
sherdep is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2011, 04:19 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
DAISY BOYKIN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: SUNSHINE STATE
Posts: 1,518
Send a message via Skype™ to DAISY BOYKIN
Strange about the space.

Both axles have the same space as if they were adjusted for the space.
Will see if Rockwood has a answer.
__________________
Sid, Lois & HRH MISSY Terrible 2s SHIH TZU
2011 ROCKWOOD 8285 WS
2014 F-250 KING RANCH PS/SD/6R140/BFT
BOLIY PRO 3600SI GEN
DAYS CAMPED 2016 74 DAYS
DAISY BOYKIN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2011, 06:07 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
backin15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 386
I understand this is not an uncommon problem. If you search this forum there is a thread on how to fix it. You can see in your pics one of the holes is elongated and you can see the indentation in the paint where the washer used to be. If I remember right you need to loosen the bolt and jack the axel plate back into position then retighten the bolt. In the thread there is a permanent fix, it involves drilling a new hole and installing an additional bolt so it can't shift again.
__________________
backin15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2011, 06:33 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Cape Cod Ma
Posts: 60
axels

Quote:
Originally Posted by DAISY BOYKIN View Post
Would someone that has a Rockwood 8285WS look at you mounting of the axles to the frame (front and rear axles) of the RV where they are bolted on. See if you have a space on the front of the axles where they are bolted to the frame. See the picture posted ?

I have a email off to Rockwood/ Forest River asking if this is normal. I just noticed this this morning and email was sent today.

My 8285 WS is new, was picked up Jan 27, 2011.
Thats worse than my 2011 2304s.You need to loosen the bolts jack the axels up and put bolts up threw the frame.Thats what iam doing.
__________________
4runner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2011, 06:42 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Manitoba
Posts: 1,283
Check the thread called ;
How many bolts hold your axels on?
I posted there how I fixed the problem.
I hope you can follow it, as it is a little confusing.

If they all slipped, it isn't as bad if only one or two slip, as that places uneven loads on the axles and tires.
As far as I am concerned, it is pathetic how the factory mounts these, and they should be adding the extra bolts as I did.
__________________
crocus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2011, 02:31 PM   #8
Member
 
Hoo Dad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Central Virginia
Posts: 298
I checked out my 8285WS axles and did not find the problem as seen in your pic's. Have you heard back from Forest River?
__________________


2011 Rockwood 8285 WS
2011 GMC 3500 HD 4X4, 6.0, 4.10, SRW
Hoo Dad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2011, 02:34 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Manitoba
Posts: 1,283
Hoo Dad, your axles may not have slipped yet, but it will happen one day. There is simply not enough clamping force to keep them in place.
Or do you have more than two bolts per axle flange?
__________________
crocus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2011, 04:01 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
wfmdfm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Middleboro, MA
Posts: 297
Same Issue

I have a 8528RKWS and checked an I have the same issue. I have used this maybe 150 miles since picking it up 3 weeks ago. I assume this would be repaired by the Dealer?? I will discuss it with them. I am not a welder but think I could have done a better job than whoever put this together. Its ahame to get under there and see all the rust and its brand new.

__________________

__________________
2011 Flagstaff 8528RKWS
2015 Toyota Tundra
wfmdfm is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
axle

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:48 AM.