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Old 10-24-2011, 10:39 AM   #1
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2007-2008 Jayfeather LGT wheel clearance recall

2,444 units affected, Jayco will contact owners according to this report:

http://rvdailyreport.com/news/id/162...l-well-spacing
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:35 PM   #2
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Lee,

If I'm not mistaken I believe the LGT models had the TorFlex torsion axle suspension. I would be curious how the spacer will be incorporated.

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Old 10-26-2011, 12:52 PM   #3
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Yes Bob, it will be interesting to see how they accomplish that.
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I received the recall notice

When I got the recall notice, the complete repair instructions were attached...weird!

Anyways, they drop the dexter axle assemblies and install spacers of 2 - 5/8", so the trailer will now sit almost 3 inches higher! Which sucks, because I liked the fact that it sat nice and low. Now the hitch height will need adjusting, and the stabilizers will be extended more, which usualy means less stable.

I wonder how many issues that they had, to justify the recall...

...now I have to find a place that I trust to do the recall on my trailer.
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Old 12-09-2011, 04:09 PM   #5
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snip.....I wonder how many issues that they had, to justify the recall......snip
Pierre,

I'm sure it didn't take many because of the safety implications. If I'm not mistaken when under load the tire could come in contact with the wheel well, and Dexter requires a 3" tire clearance at full load on the TorFlex axles.

The spacers, I'm still curious how they will be utilized. On the Jayco LGT's I thought that there was a side bracket (welded to TT tube frame) that the TorFlex axle mount was bolted to "from-the-side" of the TorFlex axle mount...., apparently I'm mistaken.

I know if the TT frame is channel or I-beam that the TorFlex axle mount can be bolted from underneath to the flange of the steel frame, thus spacers could be applied raising the axle.

Since you have the install directions (I agree, weird they sent them to you), where do they show the spacers being installed?

Thanks in advance.

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They fabricated spacers that will work with that set-up that you describe, with bolts on the sides and all. I'll have to scan the recall instructions and post them on here...just give me a few days.
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Pierre,

Thanks in advance..., look forward to your follow-up.

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If you don't want your trailer to be taller you might look into installing smaller tires that could give you the needed clearance. Just pay attention to how much weight they will carry.
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I was just looking at the space that is there from the factory, and there is maybe an inch of clearance. I can't stack two fingers in between the tire and fender, yet there is no sign of rubbing. But we just got the trailer, and maybe the previous owners never drove it on rough roads.
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Old 12-11-2011, 05:06 PM   #10
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Pierre,

Yep, sounds like a clearance problem to me, and I'm sure you don't have it loaded up to it's GVWR either.

IMO you will be glad you had the fix installed after you make the WDH adjustments. The fix should also give you a little more clearance under your sewer connection, making it a whole lot easier to hook up your hose and give you a little drain hose pitch.

My brother in-law always had issues with his low sewer pipe with his Jay Feather 29N, but now he has an Eagle 322FKS (expensive sewer fix ).

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