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penguin149

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Posted: 11/09/21 08:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm looking at a 2019 Keystone Bullet 243BHS TT and the tires look askew. Not sure if this trailer has torsion axles? I took a couple pics but not sure you can see the issue. The tires on the curb side are not at the same angle/on the same plane/one tire leans more than the other/not sure how to describe! What could this be? It was parked in a somewhat tight spot, so not sure if they are just torqued and would straighten out? Or if it's something more severe. I didn't get a good look at the other side but the axles underneath the trailer looked OK....camber looked about right, etc. Any thoughts or input would be appreciated. Should I keep this TT on my list of possibles or just pass on it and keep looking?

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Posted: 11/09/21 08:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don't see anything wrong, but at the distance and angle, it's really hard to determine much.


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Posted: 11/10/21 04:07am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Maybe the tow vehicle was slightly turning when they parked the camper? That can make the wheels look "bent" sometimes... or askew.


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Posted: 11/10/21 05:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ask them to pull the trailer the forward a little. That should let them settle out. It is normal for TT axles to flex as the tires scrub in tight turns. But definitely make sure that's all it is before signing any paperwork.

BTW - most dealers use forklifts to move units around, so the units tend to get turned a lot tighter than they would when being towed.


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Posted: 11/10/21 07:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I agree with the above post. ^^^. This happens very easily on pavement. Not so much on sand or grass as the tires can slide easily.
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Posted: 11/10/21 08:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What do the tires look like? Any uneven wear?


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That can happen if you're turning while backing in and don't pull forward to straighten the axles out.

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goducks10 wrote:

That can happen if you're turning while backing in and don't pull forward to straighten the axles out.
Yup. Sometimes my tires can be about 2" out of sync.


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OP here. Thanks for the quick replies! And for the photos posting tips. My McAfee anti-virus software didn't like that website!

I plan on going back to take a more serious look at this TT this weekend and will ask the owner if he could pull it forward a few feet to see if it straightens the tires out. This trailer has a very wide stance (gap between tires) and is advertised as easier to tow, etc. Was concerned about possible bent/warped axle or spindle.

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penguin149 wrote:

OP here. Thanks for the quick replies! And for the photos posting tips. My McAfee anti-virus software didn't like that website!

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