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Old 05-24-2006, 08:03 AM   #1
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I just p/u my new Brookside 299bh. Getting it ready for the first trip, I noticed the axles look bent. Both of them are the same way, a slight upward bend in the middle. I can't see any signs of damage that would have caused them to bend. I just traded in a class A M/H and am new to the 5ver life. Is this normal? Worried about tire wear and axle safety.
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I just p/u my new Brookside 299bh. Getting it ready for the first trip, I noticed the axles look bent. Both of them are the same way, a slight upward bend in the middle. I can't see any signs of damage that would have caused them to bend. I just traded in a class A M/H and am new to the 5ver life. Is this normal? Worried about tire wear and axle safety.
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Trailer axles typically have camber built into them. The idea is that, under load, the tires will be perpendicular to the road surface. I suspect that is what you're seeing.

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Thanks, As I stated can't see any place that they were hit and both of them are the same way. I have just never seen this before. No bend on my boat trailer.
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It's called pre-loading. Take a look at flat bed trailers and you'll see the bed has an upward arch that flattens out as weight is put on it. Perfectly normal and desirable....
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