Originally Posted by Mica
I've used a 3,500lb Axis on a 66 Caravel
and loved it so I put a 5K Axis on my rebuilt 61 Tradewind. After about 10k I noticed one tire was waring the inside tread off. Should have called the co but thought it was the bias tires. Shifted to radials and didn't travel much for 2 yrs, but this year during a trip it is still wearing weird. Sent pics to Axis and turns out the axle is bent. Must have been out of the factory that way but you wouldn't notice because it is only about 1/8" difference in clearance top & bottom. By this time the warranty is gone but before I invest in a new one just wondering if anyone else has had this problem with new Axis axles? Tks.
In defense of every manufacturer of anything that must be shipped via motor freight, they cannot be held responsible for anything, once the freight company accepts the product in good condition, which they do when they sign for it.
All torsion axles tubes are bent, so to speak, since that is how they are aligned.
I would suggest that you check the complete alignment of the axle, both in exactly where it's mounted, and within itself.
Out of alignment axles, can be easily realigned to original specs. Not many places can do it, but it is done.