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Old 05-14-2011, 05:03 PM   #1
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Wheel/axle alignment question

We just put our new 27FB into storage for a while, and I noticed that sitting on a concrete floor, one tire seems to be about an inch to the right of the tire behind it on the curb side. I went to the other side and checked, and sure enough, the front tire is about an inch inside the track of the rear tire. It looks as though the front axle is offset to the right by an inch.

The trailer had just been pulled through a 90 deg. turn in order to park it. Do the torsion axles have any lateral flexibility that would explain this?

Should I be concerned?
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The axles are built with a shaft inside another shaft with rubber separating the two. It is possible that lateral forces would cause this to happen. I would not leave the trailer in this condition. If you pull it forward and back a few feet, it might straighten out.
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Could be lateral flex in the tires alone but when I pull a tight turn like that I usually pull a bit further than I need to.Then I back up a bit to take the stress off everything and then its perfectly in the spot I want it and everything is relaxed..

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We just put our new 27FB into storage for a while, and I noticed that sitting on a concrete floor, one tire seems to be about an inch to the right of the tire behind it on the curb side. I went to the other side and checked, and sure enough, the front tire is about an inch inside the track of the rear tire. It looks as though the front axle is offset to the right by an inch.

The trailer had just been pulled through a 90 deg. turn in order to park it. Do the torsion axles have any lateral flexibility that would explain this?

Should I be concerned?
If the trailer will be in storage for a while, raise it and place jack stands under the framing.

That will extend the life of the axles as well as taking all the stress off the rubber rods.

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This is the way duel axle trailers behave just pull fwd then back and things will straighten out.
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