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Old 08-12-2013, 07:53 AM   #15
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Bad wheel? Hub? Lug nuts loose? Jim

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Old 08-14-2013, 07:28 PM   #16
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If it was me, I would put it on a concrete surface with a creeper so I could take a good look at it. I would run a string from the center of the coupler (spaced down to clear) to the center of the rear bumper. I would then use this centerline (trig) to determine if the axles are perpendicular to the centerline. Also, don't just measure to the mounting plates. I have seen mounting plates that weren't made correctly and the axle wasn't positioned in the mounting plate as it should have been. The part that matters is the spindles being perpendicular to the centerline of the trailer and the proper bow in the axle to compensate for the weight that will be applied to that axle. You can measure from the back of the frame (or another known point), but you are assuming that the frame was built correctly when you do that.

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Old 08-14-2013, 07:36 PM   #17
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Hopefully I will have the time this weekend to continue the investigation. I have a long trip starting in about 6 weeks so no time to waste. I do appreciate everyone's suggestions.
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Old 08-14-2013, 09:45 PM   #18
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2. The distance between the two curb side tires is greater than the distance between the street side tires.

4. The rear tire on the curb side is closer to the back wheel well opening than the street side
Check the wheel well openings when you pulled straight forward....when backed up to park the wheels can appear to be out of line with the wheel well openings.

I was told it's because the axles are torsion bar axles and they flex and twist when you back up.

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