Originally Posted by Windjammin
I had a similar issue with my Windjammer. Seems there were a number of trailers that left the factory with the wrong model axle installed. I had about 3/4 inch clearance which caused one of the tires to eventually fail due to rubbing on the fender well. Forest River replaced the axles with ones with a longer mounting bracket and had to repair the damage to the fender wells. They also replaced all four of the tires. Dexter recommends a minimum of 3 inches of clearance to allow for axle flexing when the trailer hits bumps. Forest River eventually had a recall for this issue.
all of that I stated to the Forrest River rep, he claims that FR only needs 2 inches not 3, and that mine having less than 1 is adequate, thus nullifying his comment about it needing 2 inches, let alone 3 as the axle manufacture requires.
once i get the part, ill do before and after, along with a write up complaint to the NHTSA and get the local news to do an " on your side" story and really pressure them to do the right thing, not just for me but for everybody. I don't want go to the extent of the GM ignition switch investigation, but how much damage has been done, and has anyone been hurt? all because a few mistakes were made, or a large compnay tried to save a buck or two