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Old 05-19-2013, 06:45 PM   #1
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Wonky wheels?

when I was backing our trailer into the driveway, everytime I braked the wheels were going all wonky, well that's how the wife explains it. Now they look like this, normal?


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Old 05-19-2013, 07:18 PM   #2
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If backing into your driveway required turning the TT at the same time and then you stopped, then yes, the axles/tires will flex a little as represented in your pics. They will straighten out once you tow the TT straight.

But, if your driveway is a straight shot and you didn't have to put the TT into any turns, then I'd inspect your axle U-bolts, check for wheel bearing play, and torque the lug-nuts.

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Weird, it's the third time I've backed it in and it's never done that before...

Also when we were backing up and braking the trailer brakes were acting crazy, the wife said the axel was shooting up and down everytime I braked, and when I released the brake it made a clunk sound. I had no idea what was going on so I cut power to the trailer and everything went smooth after that. Does this sound normal?
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snip...... Also when we were backing up and braking the trailer brakes were acting crazy, the wife said the axel was shooting up and down everytime I braked, and when I released the brake it made a clunk sound ....snip
Difficult to say what the root cause is, so I would take your TV/TT to your RV dealer and have them check it out. The dealer may be able to reproduce the condition at their facility. It may be an issue with the brakes grabbing/locking up and need adjustment.

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^x2. sounds like a brake is sticking when in reverse rotation and is energized or locked up which is why I presume your wheels look the wa they do in the pic. So, when the brake power is disconnected all is fine? If so, its narrowed down to a brake issue. Keep us updated.
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Yep as soon as I disconnected everything went fine.

Calling the dealership in the morning...
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