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Old 10-17-2016, 12:42 PM   #1
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Chaining axle

I need to know how to chain up rear axle from bearing burn out.
Camper is too long to flatbed trailer it to dealership.
We have been instructed to tow it on 3 wheels 50 miles from home to get it warrantied seeing camper is 6 months new.
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Old 10-17-2016, 01:27 PM   #2
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I have seen it done, but I have no idea how. Do you have towing insurance? If so, I would higher a tow company and let them do it. They have the skills and knowledge, and the proper tools.

If you have State Farm insurance, or Verizon cell phone. Call them up and add it. Verizon will let you add it and use it immediately. Then cancel the service. Not sure if State Farm has any particular rule on it. but with State Farm, you pay the bill and submit it.
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Old 10-17-2016, 01:42 PM   #3
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I would not chain it up and drive it unless its an emergency. You are going to cause more damage with all the trailer weight on three tires and maybe another fire. Is this what the brainless dealer told you to do, if so I would call Jayco and tell them you are not moving it. Let them or the dealer send someone out with parts and fix it.
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Old 10-17-2016, 02:35 PM   #4
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I had a bearing fail while traveling with my old trailer (single axle).


Replaced the bearings on the roadside, but something was still not right. Pulled it home carefully. Replaced the whole axle (brakes, drums, etc.) and both tires from the damage.


So, get the road service crew to at least got enough new parts in there to put weight on it and carefully tow it to be repaired properly.
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Old 10-18-2016, 10:34 PM   #5
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Chaining axle

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I need to know how to chain up rear axle from bearing burn out.

Camper is too long to flatbed trailer it to dealership.

We have been instructed to tow it on 3 wheels 50 miles from home to get it warrantied seeing camper is 6 months new.


You just haven't found the correct tow company yet. Any decent heavy haul company will have a landoll style beaver tail trailer with a live axle. The operator slides the flat trailers tandems forward, and the beaver tail drops to the ground, then with the TT tongue in a dolly, they would winch the TT onto the deck trailer.

There's always bigger fish in the sea. Just like there's always a bigger truck and trailer!


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Old 10-19-2016, 06:30 AM   #6
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Bin the "chaining the axle" idea! I would say the correct option for your servicing dealer is sending a mobile mechanic to your house. Never hurts to ask...
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You just haven't found the correct tow company yet. Any decent heavy haul company will have a landoll style beaver tail trailer with a live axle. The operator slides the flat trailers tandems forward, and the beaver tail drops to the ground, then with the TT tongue in a dolly, they would winch the TT onto the deck trailer.

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This is your best solution by far. I have chained axles before on heavy duty equipment and it is not something you want to do to your travel trailer. (at least I wouldn't) Find a heavy hauler in your area and follow CT's advice. You will definitely thank him in the end...
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Old 10-21-2016, 09:56 PM   #8
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Am I looking at this wrong? A 6 month old unit with a burned bearing. Isn't this Jayco & a dealer issue to get fixed what ever it takes, including getting it to the repair shop.
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