Fleetwood Evolution E2 - Axle Camber?

justfred

Adventurer
I'm wondering if anyone else with an Evolution trailer, or similar, can answer this for me.

I'm selling my trailer. Several people have come to look at it, and the latest two were concerned about the "bent axle". The axle curves up in the middle.

The axle is bowed up slightly; I'd guess about 1/2". It's visible without using a straightedge, but it's not severe; there aren't any dents nearby that would account for it.

Hopefully this picture shows what I mean.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/justfred/14023923022/

Tire wear is normal. The trailer has no added load at the moment - no dirt bikes on the front, water tanks are empty, etc.

From what else I can read on the net, axles are often bent slightly upward for camber.

Is a small upward bend in the axle normal?

P.S. In case you're interested, http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/rvs/4436538600.html
 
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mph

Expedition Leader
Normal...my e1trailer had the same thing...add a liitle weight and it will straighten.
 

VanIsle_Greg

I think I need a bigger truck!
Totally normal. Was looking at a few new on the rack ones today, all have the same bend. It is supposed to be so that when the trailer is weighted it sits flat and the tires are then at the correct camber.
 

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