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Old 08-16-2012, 12:17 AM   #11
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Had similar problem on my cedar creek installed mor ryde cross brace kit and wet lube kit + had axles checked and aligned now all is good and I can tell definite improvement in how it tows
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Old 08-16-2012, 04:50 AM   #12
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I agree with the rest it sounds like an axle problem not over weight. When you take it in make sure your at the cold pressure PSI !!!!! If you are not they will stop looking for the problem and say it's because of the PSI that will be the first thing they will check, do not let them stop their.
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:39 AM   #13
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.........All 4 tires have worn down on the inside tread........................Can this be caused by to much weight in the trailer?
The answer is yes. Looking at at a new leaf spring trailer axle, with no load, you will notice a slight "crown" in the axle tube. This puts a no-load camber in the wheel/tire, slightly tilted outward at the top of the tire. As the axle is loaded, the leaf springs, being mounted inside the wheel/tire, are pushing down, tilting the top of the wheel/tire inward as the crown in the center of the axle tube is flexing downward. If the axle is loaded beyond the mfg.'s rated capacity, the axle will continue to flex downward tipping the bottom of the wheel/tire outward causing wear on the inside area of the tread.
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Old 08-16-2012, 08:06 AM   #14
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Bilcin, do you know the dry weight and GVWR oy your camper?
The reason I ask is that I have seem campers with axles barely able to carry the weight of the camper, let alone much cargo.
You could have a 5500 lb dry weight camper with two 3000 lb axles, which would only give you 500 lbs of cargo capacity, plus whatever was on the hitch, as that would not load the axles.
Or you could have a 5500 lb dry weight camper with two 4000 lb axles, which would give you 2500 lbs of cargo capacity plus the hitch weight.

My point is, if you have very light axles, you could indeed overload the axles. But if you have heavier axles, it would be much harder to overload them.
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Old 08-16-2012, 10:11 AM   #15
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Bakken, the dry weight is 5730 lbs and carrying capacity is 2047 lbs. I know I do not have over 2000 pounds of equipment and supplies on board.
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Old 08-16-2012, 10:55 AM   #16
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Bakken, the dry weight is 5730 lbs and carrying capacity is 2047 lbs. I know I do not have over 2000 pounds of equipment and supplies on board.
That is what I thought, just wanted to check.
So we may be back to axles that just were not made correctly.
Whatever the case, things like this simply should not happen.
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:18 PM   #17
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I would hope Forest River will stand behind their products but that only happens on lala land.
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Old 08-29-2012, 11:41 AM   #18
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I've aways wondered how they can sell a trailer with a GVWR of 7250 with 3500 axles?!?!? Just doesn't add up.
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Old 08-29-2012, 11:45 AM   #19
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I've aways wondered how they can sell a trailer with a GVWR of 7250 with 3500 axles?!?!? Just doesn't add up.
10%-15% of wt on the tongue.
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Old 08-29-2012, 11:58 AM   #20
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I understand that, but still doesn't make sense as to why you would want to do that...I know $$$$ is the deciding answer

maybe its just the fabricator in me...I try to build everything wayyy heavier than needed, my car trailer I built is registered at 9500 with two 5200 axles
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