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Old 05-20-2014, 12:26 AM   #1
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Question Rear axle coming lose

You might want to check the nuts on the U bolts on your axles, I had one come lose going down the interstate. How lucky can I be I heard a funny noise and looking back the trailer was not straight behind me and I smelt rubber I just knew I had blown a tire got out an looked and my rear right tire was back on the rear jack only thing that kept it from coming all the wayout. Slid the axle back forward, tighten the bolts back again lucky they did not back all the way off, changed the tire and back on the road. The question I have is does anyone know if the spring has a pin to line up with the plate for the axle for alignment? Called Redwood today and they told me to call Lippert so I will see what they say.
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Old 05-20-2014, 01:14 AM   #2
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So glad that you caught this before something really ugly could have happened and glad you are safe. Also, thanks for posting this, so we can use your experience as a safety lesson.
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Old 05-20-2014, 01:43 AM   #3
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I think I'd be asking Lippert about having the system re-alined and replacing a tire.
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Old 05-20-2014, 01:45 AM   #4
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Yes, id be asking a few things too. Thank God it wasn't worse. What a terrible scare.
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Old 05-20-2014, 05:20 AM   #5
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Wow, that's one scary situation, hoping Lippert steps up to the plate with a detailed inspection, re-alignment and new tire.

Let us know the response and action you get from them.
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Old 05-21-2014, 02:03 AM   #6
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Why does Lippert have any responsibility for this issue? RW chose the Lippert system. The coach is warrantied by RW. RW should take full responsibility for the problem. Suggesting Lippert should take responsibility would be the same as if my turbo blew up under warranty. I'm not going to get much satisfaction by calling Borg Warner. They'll tell me to pound sand and kindly suggest that I make a call to my nearest Ford dealer.
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Old 05-21-2014, 02:11 AM   #7
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I agree. RW should stand behind any choices they make re: parts, products and construction.
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Old 05-21-2014, 02:20 AM   #8
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Since they're both owned by the same company, there might be an agreement between them. Personally I believe the suspension is one of the weakest parts of these trailers and wish they offered an upgrade to the Moryde IS system.
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Old 05-21-2014, 02:23 AM   #9
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I was in a conversation with Lippert just recently and told the parts (axles, frames, hitches, brake assemblies, etc) are all shipped to RW and RW assemblies the pieces per an order, or for stock units.
If that's true, loose U-bolts should be on RW. Just an FYI, loose U-bolts are not unique to RW, that's been a running thread on the Montana forum.
And by the way, YES there should be an alignment pin to match up with the plate that the U-bolts pass thru.
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When I toured the RW factory in 2012 I saw several pre-assembled frames sitting onsite. Thet all had the frame with the entire suspension system (axles, wheels, brakes included) so I have to believe that Lippert sends them to RW ready to build on.
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