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Old 03-13-2012, 09:32 AM   #1
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I have a Rockwood 1809s, 2009 model. After a few trips I found dust coming into the drawers and all under the sink. After looking, my right tire is rubbing the wheel well insert at the rear! It looks like they didn't center the wheels between the opening. It had already ground through the plastic wheel well, which is why the dust is coming in.

Has anyone else had this issue?
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:39 AM   #2
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This should not be happening. Perhaps the wheel well molding was installed incorrectly since it is not very solid and only secured by screws. I would check fist to see if the plastic insert was installed improerly before having the alignment checked on your axles. When a flat tire occurs, it often times tears the wheel well lining apart. Perhaps there was a flat tire and they replaced the wheel well lining (unless you are the first owner?)
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Old 03-14-2012, 12:14 PM   #3
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Thanks and will do. I am the first owner but the dealership I bought from has gone belly up. There is another dealer here local but I had them do a couple of really minor warranty jobs that I had to re-do myself....they were terrible! But I guess I will deal with them again as this might get expensive and it looks like a defect since assembly. I did buy an extended after-market warranty so we will see how this goes. Just looking at yours in the small Avatar photo, your wheel set looks centered inside the wheel well - mine looks off-centered towards the rear, significantly....
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:41 AM   #4
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Take a look underneath and check all the welds and bolts of the Alko Dexter axles. Not unheard of of cracked welds, from perhaps hitting something on the road. Also check the wear pattern on the tires for uneven wear (this is the first tell tail of mis alignment)
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:12 AM   #5
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On our 2010/11 Rockwood 1809S Mini Lite I ordered it with 14 inch tires. There is only 2 to 2-1/2 inch clearance at all points. It wouldn't take much to make the tires rub the wheel well insert. As others have said check to see if the insert is secured in the right position & or axles are out of alignment.
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