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Old 03-07-2004, 02:08 PM   #1
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Axle concern

Hi everyone. I just located a 1981 24' Excella II that I'm thinking about adding to the family. My only concern is the axles. I'm going to go back next weekend and check them out again (I printed Inland Andy's article to bring with me).

But here's my question. It is definitely sitting low, with not much tire showing under the wheel well - only about 2 inches. However, the tires are very low as well. I'm trying to rationalize this in my head (and I'm not very mechanical...) - If the tires are low, would this impact how much tire would be visible?? It seems to me that it would, however, even with the tires low, wouldn't the distance between the wheel well and the center of the wheel remain constant??

HELP!!! Thanks!

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Old 03-07-2004, 02:46 PM   #2
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Hello Craig,
More important than the amount of tire showing, is the angle of the torsion tubes with teh trailer unloaded.
The torsion tube should anglo down towards the wheel hub. You can easily see this by crouching low and looking underneath the trailer.
The distance from the rim to the trailer body varies slighly by year. However, you will know the axles are bad if the rim is partially concealed by the bodywork.
The amount of air inthe tires, or the treadlife of the tires have no influence on how much tire shows.
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