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Yosemite Sam1

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Posted: 05/31/20 08:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Is it normal that when doing a right backing maneuver the right. rear wheel of the trailer goes askew -- toe in, it appears?

Trailer is new and I recently checked the torque of the lug nuts are in order.

I'll appreciate any info.

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Posted: 05/31/20 09:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

yes.....tight manuvering will cause one or other tire to 'slide' which can torque the suspension.
Normal.


When you pull forward wheels will straighten out


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Old-Biscuit wrote:

yes.....tight manuvering will cause one or other tire to 'slide' which can torque the suspension.
Normal.


When you pull forward wheels will straighten out


Thanks, that's very reassuring.

I appreciate it.

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Like anything, there are specifications and limits for suspension twisting and turning. Bolts could be loose. Bushings may be missing. Just two possible problem areas. I would do some measuring and talk to the service department of your new trailer rather that ignore it because someone on the Internet said it was okay. I have seen that on our tandem axle dump trucks when the suspension was shot.

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Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

Is it normal that when doing a right backing maneuver the right. rear wheel of the trailer goes askew -- toe in, it appears?

Trailer is new and I recently checked the torque of the lug nuts are in order.

I'll appreciate any info.


Yep. The rubber leans over pretty good sometimes. Sometimes I will back off doing the tight back in and eaze forward for a fot or 2 and then continue with the back-up.
Even going forward on a tight turn, they will be a skidding of rear tires.
The triple axle reacts slow and tracks a bit inside on a turn. Swing WIDE.
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Also, if you are having to park your rig after turning hard like that, don't leave the wheels all torqued over.. What I do is I back up a foot or so more, then pull forward until they straighten out again. (or pull forward a bit and reverse if that's how you were turning) That will 'un-torque' the wheels to park it.

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Congrats on the new RV. Cheers to many miles of smiles.

And for goodness sake, try to avoid any curbs or rough surfaces on those sharp turns. Hard on the suspension.


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That’s also the reason for ST (trailer) tires versus LT (truck) tires.

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guidry wrote:

That’s also the reason for ST (trailer) tires versus LT (truck) tires.

LOL...thats a good one [emoticon]


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JIMNLIN wrote:

guidry wrote:

That’s also the reason for ST (trailer) tires versus LT (truck) tires.

LOL...thats a good one [emoticon]


He's correct. The sidewalls on trailer tires are built to take the stress.

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