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Old 07-26-2012, 07:22 PM
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40ft tandem axle align. help

ive got a 40ft big tex trailer and it dog tracks bad

the rear tires on the axle are wearing bad on pass side and chopping on drivers side.

big tex said i must have damaged it because its welded in a jig.

Its done this since day one.

is there a way to adjust the alignment on the axles?
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:53 PM
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Depends on what's bent. If axles are bent, replace them.
If they are physically not aligned front to back, you'd have to move the hangers and all.

If it did it since day one, why haven't you taken it back to them before now?
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:00 PM
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they are not bent

moving angars is what im afraid of

i took it to big tex when i first bought it and they would not take care of it, said i caused it.
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:03 PM
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That's ridiculous. I woulda kept fighting.
Obviously too late now. But any good trailer builder/welder should be able to fix it right.
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Old 07-31-2012, 10:46 AM
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It sounds like the axles are not perpendicular to the trailer frame. The shackles will need to be cut off and re-welded so the axles are straight. We are an independant Big Tex dealer and have never seen anything like that come through our location before. We also have a full service and fab shop so if you have any questions visit Trailers for Sale Georgia, North GA Trailer Dealer New & Used Utility Trailers, Truck Beds, Horse Trailers, Equipment Trailer Sales, Service, Repairs and contact us.
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