Originally Posted by mlpeloquin
Doesn't sound like a broken axle, but a bent one. As stated before, I too and many others have had miss-aligned axles do to the pounding they take. I also had two broken spring hanger and a one inch crack on one I-beam. My welder says he fixes several a year for the two local dealerships. Heartland says it is a Lippert problem, Lippert says they design and provide the product to the trailer manufactures specifications. So you get the round of fun and it's the other guy's problem.
IMO ANY suspension component that actually breaks (Hubs, Springs, Shackles, attaching bolts) that could result in a loss of control could be judged a safety item and as such should be reported to NHTSA using their web-site. Doesn't make any difference who made the part. The VIN is used to trace the mfg of the part or the selection of the sub-assy. If there were sufficient number or if the seriousness of the failure was considered critical a recall could be ordered by NHTSA
with FREE replacement required.
We have seen things such as wheels and hitched being recalled.
we the RV owners have to care enough to bother to file a complaint, otherwise we don't have much standing to complain about the quality and durability of our stuff.
Be sure to get a few pictures of the broken components as NHTSA might ask for them.