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Old 06-07-2004, 01:22 PM   #1
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Alignment setting

I have a 1965 Caravel. The torsion type axle was replaced due to an accident. The installer saie that he aligned the axel. I am getting way too much wear on the inside of the tires. Using a tape measure and a level I have found zero tow-in and about six degrees of negative camber on each side which I believe may be causing the excessive wear on the inside of the tires. Anyone know the numbers?

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Old 06-07-2004, 01:35 PM   #2
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Before anyone answers, can we see a picture of your tow vehicle?
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PLEASE can we see a picture of your tow vehicle?

Oh, as for alignment, I don't know why a trailer axle would have negative camber, unless it was 'flipped' or installed upside down. What type of axle is it? If it's a torsion type, I don't know, but Dexter leaf spring axles come with positive camber built in.
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I have been trying for some time to insert a photo into this message, without sucess.

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A cool tow vehicle

Some of you no doubt have seen Lynn and Jim Foster's tow vehicle. Here's the picture
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Who ever owns the trailer in the picture should know that it's axle is history.

The alignment specs are as follows.

Tow in: 1/16" plus or minus 1/16". However, both sides should be the same. That is to say one side should not be "0" and the other side 1/8"

Camber: 3/4 degree positive plus or minus 3/4 degree.

New Henschen axles do not have to be aligned. That is automatically done at the completion of the manufacturing process.

You can see pictures of that in our web site, inlandrv.com

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