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Old 02-10-2019
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Default Tag Tire Leaning Inward (Negative Camber)

Does anyone know what would cause the top of my right tag tire to lean inward (negative camber)?

I first noticed it a few days ago while doing a walk-around at a rest stop. Visual inspection doesn't show any signs of damage to wheel, lugs nor suspension components.

It is a liftable tag. I've cycled the suspension and the tag axle numerous times yet the tire continues to lean inward.

The tag wheel doesn't wobble when driving and there is no noise when spinning the wheel by hand with it lifted. For comparison, the camber on the left tag is normal and matches that of the drive tire.

I haven't scrubbed any curbs and am careful to lift the tag when performing tight turning maneuvers.

The tag shows negative camber when lifted and when dropped. The tag pressure is set to ~48psi as indicated by the dash gauge.


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Boy that’s a good question. I was thinking wheel bearing but you might hear noise or see a wobble when lifted up but it might take a big lever as that is very heavy.
Not sure myself but I’d guess that is a solid axle so no Linkage to bend like control arms, etc.

I’d suggest taking actual measurements with a level or a string and tape measure . Level ground would help too. Possible is one bag not inflated and that side is up relative to the opposite side and appears cambered in. If I was a betting man that’s my bet
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Kev,you need to have the axle checked asap.
On the lift axles there has been known problems with cracked or broken welds,Dave Stokes has had the problem and so have others.
I would carefully check it out before driving it.
if the axle breaks and the wheel comes off you have big problems.
Plus,you will have extreme tire wear (Dave also had that issue) on that tire.
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Kev,you need to have the axle checked asap.
On the lift axles there has been known problems with cracked or broken welds,Dave Stokes has had the problem and so have others.
I would carefully check it out before driving it.
if the axle breaks and the wheel comes off you have big problems.
Plus,you will have extreme tire wear (Dave also had that issue) on that tire.

Safety first! I need to rule out a broken/cracked weld. We're parked over in The Villages at the moment. Can you recommend anybody near Wildwood who can handle this type of work?


Stuart: From what I can tell (while not being able to get under the coach), the tag bags and drive bags appear to be inflated evenly.
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Alliance Coach is in Wildwood. I am not recommending them. I am just saying they are close to you.
There is also a Tampa Spring location in Ocala.
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Kev, No doubt Alliance is close to you . I can not say I had a good experience with the on the HWH slide , but yours is a weld issue . I personally would not take my coach to a RV Sticks and Staple Dealer for a Chassis issue .

Call Josams and ask them for assistance . Let them send a Mobile man to you for evaluation is my opinion .
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Not a fan of any shop anyplace. On the road I call the non emergency local fire company and ask for a referral. They often roll independent mobile techs. Even the shops hire these guys. in Ca and az there is one outfit setup to weld axle only mostly when spindle is muffed. had a spindle welded on a newel for $1,900.00



Cause could be a prior owner moving to quick i do a 3 count after shifting D2R or R2D. Or a prior owner doing a k turn with tag bags full.
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Call coachnet and see who they come up with
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Call Rainys in Ocala,or Josams.
Rainys may be closer.
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Thanks for the info, guys. I have to leave The Villages tomorrow morning. Can't stay here too long or they'll chase me out with an army of golf carts and electric scooters!

I already had an appointment setup for tomorrow down in Clearwater at the former Parliament (can't remember their new name) for an unrelated issue. However, I'm rethinking whether I should go there since I'm not sure they're setup to handle this type of problem. I think I'll call Parliament, Josams and Raneys in the morning to see what they each have to say. I don't want to have to drive the coach any farther than is necessary.

I was reading Dave Stokes' thread about the broken welds on his tag axle. It has some good pictures. I'll try to get a better look underneath to see if I can spot anything unusual.
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