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Old 08-20-2011, 02:23 PM   #1
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Frame through side by wheel well

We have frame sticking through in front and in back of the curb side wheel well. Is this just where the rivets have come apart on bottom and let the frame poke through, or could it be a sign of something worse? Thanks.
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Old 08-20-2011, 02:32 PM   #2
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The vibration going down the road has caused the out riggers to wear through the aluminum. It is most often caused by axles that have no bounce in them and/or out of balance tires/wheels/brakes.
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Outriggers sticking out

It looks to me like your outriggers (they are attached to your frame) are cutting through the sides of your trailer.....we had that on our 69 Overlander that was broadsided.

We also had a rotten floor, rear end separation and needed new axles. I am not sure which of these conditions caused our outriggers to slice through the sides but it needs attention. Sorry about that, I am sure someone more knowledgeable than I will chime in with more information. I am sure it is fixable. Paula
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I do have rear end sag on the same side and the axle will most likely need to be replaced. So probably a combination of those two problems for me as well. Thanks for the help.
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I do have rear end sag on the same side and the axle will most likely need to be replaced. So probably a combination of those two problems for me as well. Thanks for the help.
Outriggers in later year trailers have a flat surface on the outer edge, most of the time.

When they cut thru the underbelly wrap, that is a clear sign of a harsch ride, vibration and/or bad rubber rods in the axle.

Harsch rides come from over hitching, lack of proper running gear balance and/or bad rubber rods in the axle, as well as a super heavy duty tow vehicle.

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The same was/is happening to our Trade Wind. 2 years ago when I was having the entire street side lower panel replaced I saw where the outrigger was slicing through the skin and where a couple of others were begining. Floor was solid and axle is newish. However it appeared that some of the outriggers were longer or poorly exposed in the manufacture. Before the Airstream repair shop installed the new panel (4' x 14') they fashioned a 'shoulder' of sorts to eliminate the sharp edge from wearing through the skin. I have one beginning to wear through on the curb side and plan to pull the bottom of that panel enough to slip and anchor similar 'shoulders there.
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