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Old 02-18-2016, 05:10 PM   #15
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@ DRIFIFE, I would love for you to ask your friend what component failed.

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It took three weeks, but we got a new axle installed. The axle "beam" that broke was covered under warranty by Mor-Ryde. They did not cover road service or installation....
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35K miles is 7 trips coast to coast!
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Old 02-18-2016, 06:00 PM   #17
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Thanks Russell, that's not the part I thought that would have failed. Pretty serious event. It's hard to imagine what the wheel did. Wow !

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Where are the Mor-Ryde proponents to defend and explain the failure?
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My thought is, what caused the failure. Certainly it didn't happen sitting still. This was the lead wheel , did it strike a large object on the highway. I don't think rolling slowly over a large object would have caused the failure. I was trying to see how close the fracture was to a weld that could have caused metal crystallizing. . Interesting the square tubing didn't crimp and fold. It's obvious the assembly tore off the chassis when it lost the cross "leaver"support.
When I read about the failure initially I thought about the molded rubber blocks shearing off. Then I saw your picture. I would think that the manufacturer wanted the axle back for evaluation. Very serious product failure.

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Would like to hear MorRyde's side of the story.
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Three weeks waiting for parts would be a deal killer for me. It happened on the return trip from Alaska. I think he was in Montana.
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I looked at the picture of the failed unit and went to Mor-Ryde's site and the pdf of the IS system. Seems there has been a significant design change from the one that failed. Maybe this was not the only failure. Don't know how old the unit that failed is but I would have thought the mfg'r would have picked up the labor as well. For sure it would have been great PR. Look at this discussion about the reputation and quality of Mor-Ryde products.

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The failure occured in August 2015 on a factory installed 2013 Excel. Mor-Ryde warrantied the part but not installation or towing.
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I spent 10 days stuck with a damaged axle spindle. Axle was removed and sent to Dexter for spec confirmation and new axle build. A friend had to leave his trailer at Camping World for a month with the same issue.
The wait time for the MorRyde repair isn't unusual.
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Camping World will keep a camper a month to change a light bulb.....
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Whatever RV you decide I would HIGHLY advise the MorRyde IS suspension and Disk brakes.

The MorRyde is very nice. Better suspension. I also upgraded the rims and tires. Gives me peace of mind and tows very well.
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Since I have not seen a Mor-Ryde IS in person, I am only commenting on what I see in the picture...is the flexible brake line a little short? It looks like it is holding up the spindle. Are those plastic caps on the hubs? Seems a little unreliable, but that's just my 2 cents worth.
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Since I have not seen a Mor-Ryde IS in person, I am only commenting on what I see in the picture...is the flexible brake line a little short? It looks like it is holding up the spindle. Are those plastic caps on the hubs? Seems a little unreliable, but that's just my 2 cents worth.
The spindles and flex line is not Mor-Ryde IS. The axle components are. One can put any combination, electric , disks
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