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Old 08-26-2013, 10:38 PM   #15
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Bent, not bowed.

Hi, this doesn't look like the factory bow, it looks like it has a nice kink in it. Time for another new axle. Possibly could be fixed, but I wouldn't want it.
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Old 08-27-2013, 06:21 AM   #16
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Like Andy said, have the alightment checked. One of my OEM axels looks like a pretzel but it tracks true. If the axel came that way, then make the supplier replace it. If the installer did that make them pay.

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Old 08-27-2013, 06:29 AM   #17
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Didn't you call the shop right after you noticed it to find out what happened?
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:08 AM   #18
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The bend is not in the center, but about 1' off to the driver's side. If you look at the photo, you can see where a jack was placed under the axle and it bent the axle, and the steel is deformed.
It sure looks like there is a dimple right at the bend point, I have not seen an axle bend that was not concentric across the entire length. Our 63 Safari was and so is the Classic....no dimple.

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Old 08-27-2013, 09:24 AM   #19
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My guess is that it was a jack used to jack the axle up in place for mounting. Those suckers are heavy. I had a hard time putting mine up in place as my drive was a slight slant and I didn't have a floor jack. It was me on my back bench pressing them in place while my son stuck in the bolts. NOT an easy task, and it took a while for my shoulders to feel better, but I have no dents in mine. It was probably a situation where the didn't see it lining up the holes and jacked a little too much to force it into place.

Since these are rubber rods, it probably has very little impact on the long term workability, except for alignment. Definitely safe for your trip, but you may have uneven wear on the tires.

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Old 08-27-2013, 09:35 PM   #20
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Now that I've calmed down and read all you or replies, ill crawl under there when I get back in town with a straight edge and tape and really scope it out. I spoke with the installer who assures me this came from the factory this way. Thank you all for looking at this for me, and thank you all as always for your input and advise. I'll post what I find on Friday - hopefully it's just positive camber from the factory, and I was mis-interpreting the visual data
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Well, the sky is not falling. I did crawl under the trailer with a tape and straight edge and determined that the bend is in the approximate center of the axle. I then called Dexter and found that indeed this bend is put in the axle after assembly to achieve a proper camber.
Thank you all for your responses, but I'm embarrassed for not having done my research before reacting so precipitously. Mea Culpa
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I'd be embarrassed to admit how many times I've done just the same. Glad it all worked out in the end.
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Well, the sky is not falling. I did crawl under the trailer with a tape and straight edge and determined that the bend is in the approximate center of the axle. I then called Dexter and found that indeed this bend is put in the axle after assembly to achieve a proper camber.
Thank you all for your responses, but I'm embarrassed for not having done my research before reacting so precipitously. Mea Culpa
Hey, No need to be embarrassed. You learned something new and valuable about your trailer. What you saw didn't look right so you took the appropriate action by checking it out here and elsewhere. There is from time to time some inaccurate information disseminated here (maybe even by me)(I doubt that part though), so always check it all out. I'm glad all is well.

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Based on the discovery I have changed the name of this thread.

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