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  1. #1
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    Default Bent Axle???

    I have a 3 horse slant load Exiss gooseneck aliminum trailer that I purchased new 3+ years ago. Both tires on the right side have worn down significantly .. yet the ones on the left still look very good. I always check the air pressure before using it - so I know it was not that. I am planning a trip this weekend and my husband took the trailer in to get new tires. The tire guy (tire shop - not Walmart) said that it was likely due to a bent axle.

    Has anyone else ever had this issue??



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    Yes... our best guess is the barn guys picked the trailer up by the tongue with the skidloader to move it, and yanked it over the cinder block that had been holding the tongue off the ground. They never fessed up and we never had any proof.



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    Uneven wear like that is a red flag.
    Can you get it in someplaceto be checked?
    Get the axle fixed before you start blowing tires left and right.



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    Exiss web site says the axles are rubber... that seems... odd. Is this common?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Belg View Post
    Exiss web site says the axles are rubber... that seems... odd. Is this common?
    WOW! That is news to me!



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    I hate to say it, but if possible get rid of your Exiss...There is a ton of info on the web about them, but overall there are some really scary stories about their trailers. I might be flamed by satisfied customers, but the worst trailer wreck I've ever seen was an Exiss that was later proven to have been faultily constructed.



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    Quote Originally Posted by showidaho View Post
    I hate to say it, but if possible get rid of your Exiss...There is a ton of info on the web about them, but overall there are some really scary stories about their trailers. I might be flamed by satisfied customers, but the worst trailer wreck I've ever seen was an Exiss that was later proven to have been faultily constructed.
    Both my trainer and I have Exiss trailers and have never had a problem with them. I wouldn't buy anything but an Exiss at this point really!!
    RIP Sucha Smooth Whiskey
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    RIP San Lena Peppy
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    The axles are not rubber, they do use rubber for suspension, thus "rubber torsion axles".

    If your axles were bent, I would think you would see wear on both sides.

    Is the wear even across the tread, or more to the inside or outside? The camber (tilt) of your tires could be off (if it is even adjustable on your rig).

    The only other option would be dragging breaks on the high wear side, or inoperative (or badly adjusted) brakes on the opposite side.

    I would lean towards a brake issue.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Belg View Post
    Exiss web site says the axles are rubber... that seems... odd. Is this common?
    I couldn't find this information on the Exiss website. Can you post a link?
    RIP Sucha Smooth Whiskey
    May 17,2004 - March 29, 2010
    RIP San Lena Peppy
    May 3, 1991 - March 11, 2010



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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondindykin View Post
    I couldn't find this information on the Exiss website. Can you post a link?
    Rubber torsion axles. Steel axles that use rubber for suspension.



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    We had the same problem with axles on our hawk. We took it to a welding shop and they straightened them. That was three years ago and we've had no problem since.



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