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Old 06-09-2008, 06:33 PM   #1
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I ordered a pair of rotochoks. I went out to measure the space between the closest part of the tires and got 3 inches. They came in and I went to install, the first one went right in. Went to the other side and I only had a one & one-half inch gap. Question is does the axels do some flooting or are they stationary. Nothing seems broken underneath. 1996 Seabreeze 33' NRV.
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I ordered a pair of rotochoks. I went out to measure the space between the closest part of the tires and got 3 inches. They came in and I went to install, the first one went right in. Went to the other side and I only had a one & one-half inch gap. Question is does the axels do some flooting or are they stationary. Nothing seems broken underneath. 1996 Seabreeze 33' NRV.
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Old 06-09-2008, 08:02 PM   #3
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Welcome to irv2.com! I'll offer my opinion,

Unless your trailer is sitting in a twist(you unhitched while your rig was in a tight turn situation) both sides should be within 1/4" of each other. Park your trailer on level concrete with both tow vehicle and trailer in a straight line, crawl under and measure the distance from the front axle U-bolt to the corresponding U-bolt on the rear axle(both sides). That is the measurement that's important. If there is over 1/4" difference between sides, at least one axle is out of alignment.
P.S. It helps a lot to know the brand, model, year of your trailer.
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Old 06-12-2008, 06:33 PM   #4
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a '96 trailer with lots of miles may have badly worn pins/bushings/equalizer bar on the suspension. That allows the axle to have lots of fore and aft play.

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