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Old 09-13-2017, 08:48 PM   #1
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secure stance axles

I just bought a 2013 sunset trail 25rb and recently notice abnormal tire wear on one of the tires which tells me it has a bent axle. My question is w/ the axles being spread further apart is this something that happens alot w/ the secure stance axles when making a sharp turn?
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To wear a tire, just because you turned, would take a lot of turning. As you said, likely a bent axle. Do you have a frame shop near you, maybe it can be fixed.
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I just bought a 2013 sunset trail 25rb and recently notice abnormal tire wear on one of the tires which tells me it has a bent axle. My question is w/ the axles being spread further apart is this something that happens alot w/ the secure stance axles when making a sharp turn?
It might be the cheap tires if they are the original tires. I replaced my tires earlier this year after having a blow out last year and some strange wearing issues. And my trailer is newer than yours. And word on the street is these trailer tires don't last as long as normal car/truck tires (several threads on that topic somewhere in this forum). I believe there is a way to check to see if you have a bent axle, you might want to search that too.
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I had a similar issue on my Crossroads trailer. Turned out to be the hanger needed adjustment, and the axle was bent. The trailer went to a trailer alignment shop that has a laser alignment tool. Heavy duty truck shops can often do this also. Most RV dealers don't have the equipment. The cost was only a coupe hundred bucks, $350 at the most. Crossroads picked up the dime on mine since it was under warranty I think, dealer never really told me. They knew I needed it back and had it corrected in a couple days after sitting for quite a while.
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If you can see tread wear on the tire I would have the axles checked before I took it out again...Tire wear indicates that there is something wrong with your axles, or maybe the wheel, not the tires...Cheaper to have the axles checked than to have to pay for the damage repair that a blow out will cause...IMHO
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i've taken it to a RV dealer and they said one of my axles is bent going to cost me about $500 for the axle and hub assembly altogether. I hope I don't have anymore axle problems from here on out!
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i've taken it to a RV dealer and they said one of my axles is bent going to cost me about $500 for the axle and hub assembly altogether. I hope I don't have anymore axle problems from here on out!
My dealer told me that my axle needed replacing also at first. I think it was because that's all they can do without the equipment and expertise. If there is an alignment issue, such as my hanger that needed moving, they will not catch it without a laser alignment check. I would invest the small amount of money at a shop that does the alignment check and repairs before ordering a new axle. Good luck!
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I have the identical trailer and they replaced the bent 3500# axles with 4400# axles. When it was under warranty. You probably have a bent axle. Previous owner could have hit a curb hard .. Are the wheels balanced? They had to send me a new tire and rim as the original would not balance with out about 1ft of weights and still not perfect....China made rims.
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Before you pay your dealer to fix the problem, Take your camper to a utility trailer business and have them look at it and also give you a price...
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Harley, do you have to watch how sharp of turns you make w/ the trailer? I just dont want to bend another axle. It looks like the secure stance axles would be prone to this problem. My last trailer 2007 forest river salem LE I didnt have to worry about really!
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