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Old 06-23-2019, 07:25 AM   #1
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Typical bent axle

So during my 2600 mile round trip to Yellowstone I noticed my rear tires on my Zinger ZT260BH started wearing on the inside a lot. To be safe I bought new tires in Cody for the rest of the trip. Has anyone had luck getting axle straightened or is it just better to buy a new one? New tires showing wear too so I want to fix this before next trip. I can replace axle myself no problem.
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Here is a post from Steve7.
If you go the route of replacing the axles, I suggest checking out the Dexter axles.





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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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Thanks Lloyd. Iíll do some research on suppliers for new axles in my area.
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I had crossroads replace my 3500 # axles and springs with 4400# axles and springs...all goo after that ...was under warranty then so new tires back then too.
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I had crossroads replace my 3500 # axles and springs with 4400# axles and springs...all goo after that ...was under warranty then so new tires back then too.


I wish I could make that happen but way out of warranty. Who puts two 3500 lb axles on a trailer with a GVW of 7912 lbs anyway???? I traveled on this trip with 2/3rds fresh water and camper weighed in around 6500 lbs loaded. All other trips have been without water.
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Who puts two 3500 lb axles on a trailer with a GVW of 7912 lbs anyway????
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All the manufactures do it because they take into account that some of the weight is absorbed by the tow vehicle...God forbid they might overbuild one of these campers...
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So I got an estimate from one frame shop for around 800 bucks. I cringed at that price until I got a price from dealer for new one at 1700 bucks. We sure pay a price on goods and services in Canada!!
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So I found a supplier 2 hours from me with the exact axle. Itís a Lippert but I have to be price conscious on this one. $503.98 for a full assembly doesnít hurt the pocketbook as much. This is a second supplier of RV parts I have found on the internet in our province.
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Price is getting more reasonable all the time.
Is that a complete setup, or just the axle?
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Price is getting more reasonable all the time.
Is that a complete setup, or just the axle?


Complete assembly with brakes
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