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Old 02-22-2012, 08:18 PM   #11
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here here.. we also have the same unit, a 2011 if you have any question i may be able to help

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Old 03-15-2012, 08:24 PM   #12
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hello, i have a 2012 rockwood signature ultralite 8280ws 5th and was wondering if anyone out there has had the same problem as i do. the distance from the top of the tires to the top of the wheel well is 1 1/2 inches. and this has already put a hole one. camping.
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:37 PM   #13
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hello, i have a 2012 rockwood signature ultralite 8280ws 5th and was wondering if anyone out there has had the same problem as i do. the distance from the top of the tires to the top of the wheel well is 1 1/2 inches. and this has already put a hole one. camping.
We've had our 8280WS for two years and many towing miles without an issue. The tires are hitting at the top of the wheel well? On both sides?

I'll get a clearance measurement for you tommorrow.

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Old 03-15-2012, 08:37 PM   #14
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sounds almost as if the axles might be flipped wrong . unless it has torsions then I would say maybe the wrong weight ratio .

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Old 03-15-2012, 08:54 PM   #15
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sounds almost as if the axles might be flipped wrong . unless it has torsions then I would say maybe the wrong weight ratio .
They're Alko torsion axles...should be rated for 4000 lbs.

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he should probably verify the axle weight rating on the axle sticker then wouldn't you say? An inch and a half isn't near enough .
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2 1/4" here loaded.
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:52 PM   #18
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last year we took a trip from BC to Ont. and by the time we got home the bearings, brakes, and tires on both sides were pulling apart. We had everything replaced and now this is what we have now. So not sure where to start with new problem.
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last year we took a trip from BC to Ont. and by the time we got home the bearings, brakes, and tires on both sides were pulling apart. We had everything replaced and now this is what we have now. So not sure where to start with new problem.

Rockwood uses Al-ko torsion axles on their campers. Here's a link

AL-KO Kober - Rubber Suspension Axles

The hub/spindle assembly is mounted on an arm that pivots. Is the position of those arms different on one side compared to the other. They should be roughly horizontal, which is the middle of their travel.

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hello, i have a 2012 rockwood signature ultralite 8280ws 5th and was wondering if anyone out there has had the same problem as i do. the distance from the top of the tires to the top of the wheel well is 1 1/2 inches. and this has already put a hole one. camping.

I checked mine this morning...1 1/2" clearance on both sides between the tire and the top of the wheelwell. There's no evidence of a tire rub at the top of the wheelwell on all 4 positions. For interest sake, I'm going to support the axle on one side at the frame and jack up that spindle to the top of it's travel. I think there will still be clearance to the top of the wheelwell. I'll post the results.

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