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Old 03-10-2013, 12:36 PM   #1
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Columbus axle alignment

The axles on our Columbus 295RL are set forward so either the frame is wrong or the fender flair is in the wrong place. Take a look at the photos. One shows the position of the axles and the other shows how close the flair is to the tire on the front edge.

The same is true on the left side but not as extreme. Has anybody else had this issue? This trailer is new, but we have had all sorts of warranty issues that were going to be taken care of. We picked it up yesterday after a 3-week return to the dealer and still have most of the issues left, plus now we seem to have more to deal with...

Hopefully the factory will have some answers for us on Monday morning.
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:52 PM   #2
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When it rains it pours. That looks pretty messed up.
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:11 PM   #3
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Did it look like that when you did the PDI? I don't understand how it left the factory or the dealer's lot looking like that!

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Did it look like that when you did the PDI? I don't understand how it left the factory or the dealer's lot looking like that!

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I've noticed it since the beginning, I just haven't had the trailer because it's been at the dealer for the last 3 weeks, and we only took delivery 4 weeks ago. I was waiting to see other Columbus' before determining if there was a problem. When we picked it up at the dealer yesterday I was able to make that determination.
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I hope Christopher Columbus will see this. It is not right!! When I get mine back I will tack some pics of it as I have plenty with the slides open but none with them closed.
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There was another 295RL at the dealer while we were there so I made sure that I took photos for reference. You can see from this photo of the other Columbus 295RL that the wheels are centered in the wheel wells.
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There was another 295RL at the dealer while we were there so I made sure that I took photos for reference. You can see from this photo of the other Columbus 295RL that the wheels are centered in the wheel wells.
If I can recall, this is more familiar to mine!!!
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I hope Columbus gets this issue resolved because I just ordered a 295 and its scheduled for delivery towards the end of April!! This issue is unexceptable!!
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There was another 295RL at the dealer while we were there so I made sure that I took photos for reference. You can see from this photo of the other Columbus 295RL that the wheels are centered in the wheel wells.

That looks better than the axles on yours but in this case they look too close together.

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That looks better than the axles on yours but in this case they look too close together.

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I agree with you that the centering is better but the axle spacing is off. Like I said the left side is off a little but nothing like the right side.

I went out and crawled underneath thinking it might be the fender flair that is mounted wrong and it appears that RV Supercenter might have drilled new holes farther back when they replaced the cracked fender flair under warranty. I don't have that particular photo angle of our Columbus before it went back to the dealer.

I'm going to take photos of the underside and send them to the factory for review. I'll post whatever answer I get from them...
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