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lenr

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Posted: 08/03/20 06:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Our fifth wheel came with 5100 lb axles--loaded with our normal personal possessions and fresh water, the two axles weigh 10,220 lbs. So, they were loaded right up to the limit and probably ready to bend at the slightest abuse. We upgraded to 6,000 lb axles and disc brakes. OP might want to consider upgrading to a heavier wall tube. Dexter makes 3 wall thicknesses of 3" axle tubes ranging from 5100 to 7000 lb axles. RV manufacturers are going to use the cheapest, thinnest, axle tubes rated for what they're building.

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Posted: 08/03/20 08:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Might check wheel bearing and see if they are loose.


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I had mine aligned after uneven wear following a long trip over I5 from Oregon to L.A. I took it to an axle specialist. Total bill was $325 for both axles. No problem since.


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JKwock wrote:

Verify my suspicions. I have worn tires on the rear axle tires on the inside. Very worn to a point I saw steel showing. The other tires are fine. Im guessing I don't have enough camber on the rear axle? What do you guys think?

Jason


You need an alignment.

I get mine aligned every two years as part of my regular maintenance.


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