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Old 09-23-2018, 07:55 PM   #1
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Axle alignment

I have a 2016 Rezerve 33rl with tires wearing uneven. I checked the alignment with a straight edge and found that the front axle is forward on the passenger side. After finding that I went underneath with a tape measure to look for any type of damage and to take some measurements. What I found was that the spring hangers that are welded to the frame are not equal. The front hanger is welded a half an inch further forward on the passenger side. I have less than 4000 miles on the trailer and just recently noticed the uneven wear. Has anyone else ran it to this issue? It is going to an alignment shop this week to be corrected and aligned.
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Old 09-24-2018, 01:14 PM   #2
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I have a 2016 Rezerve 33rl with tires wearing uneven. I checked the alignment with a straight edge and found that the front axle is forward on the passenger side. After finding that I went underneath with a tape measure to look for any type of damage and to take some measurements. What I found was that the spring hangers that are welded to the frame are not equal. The front hanger is welded a half an inch further forward on the passenger side. I have less than 4000 miles on the trailer and just recently noticed the uneven wear. Has anyone else ran it to this issue? It is going to an alignment shop this week to be corrected and aligned.

Forward this "post" to CrossRoads & LCI / Lippert as that they can see that have informed them both of this Safety Issue. CrossRoads newer management will probably dismiss you. LCI / Lippert 's new attitude may respond being a Safety Issue.
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Old 09-24-2018, 08:38 PM   #3
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I will give it a try. The trailer is in the shop now being repaired. It is out of warranty so I don't expect them to do anything but it can't hurt to try.
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Old 09-30-2018, 04:19 PM   #4
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My tires on the passenger side of my 2015 27 ft Maple Country are almost bald! The other side has very little wear in the tires. Overall the trailer has about 10,000 km. I never thought to measure the distance of the axels to see if they were equal. If indeed it is the case, what horrible workmanship! Will have to check it out. Thank you for explaining this.
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Old 10-02-2018, 08:06 PM   #5
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We bought our Cruiser used from a dealer. When I pulled it home, my wife followed me and noticed the trailer tires were off-tracking about a tire width from the truck tires. I measured about 3/4" difference from the king pin to each front wheel. There is no adjustment for this but Lippert makes a "Correct Track" system to allow for adjustment. Although this was not covered in my 30-day warranty, the dealer installed the correct track system and did the alignment for half price - still about $500 I think. Tracks perfectly now. Might be something for you all to consider.
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Old 10-02-2018, 10:09 PM   #6
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Thanks absolutely ridiculous for Crossroads to be selling trailers with such poor workmanship. They shoul supply any original purchasers with the corrective system.
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Old 10-03-2018, 04:42 AM   #7
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I'm going to have mine checked. People tell me that I have some wobble in my left rear wheel. Hopefully just a bad wheel, as they are the cheap white ones. No unusual tire wear on any of my tires. I put on about a 1000 miles a year on them.
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Old 10-03-2018, 12:13 PM   #8
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I posted this just last week:


"Also I would like to mention that with the old China Bombs I was noticing some unusual wear (one season). Dealer recommended an alignment. I took it to an alignment specialist shop and found that both axles and wheels needed a serious alignment. This trailer is a year old and has never been on dirt roads. Talking to the alignment guy and he said he is seeing new trailers all the time! Chock up one more thing the factory is seriously slacking on."



These are Dexter axles. The alignment guy said they are good axles and unless I really hammer on them or do some serious curbing I should be good for years.
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