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Old 05-03-2013, 02:50 PM   #169
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There are offsetting errors as well as stack errors. Should have used those big honkin wheel wells like Casita and Escape do. I think it's just as well to use a removable skirt as to invite this mess. You would think the "little guy" who can't buy in volume such that he's at the mercy of whoever will supply him at the moment would know this and loosen up a bit on the uncompromising fit and quality angle. Chandler strikes me as a decent chappie so I hope the problem is resolved to everyone's satisfaction and doesn't dig a hole in his cash flow. From the qc pov, he's lucky to have you as customers.

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Old 05-03-2013, 03:18 PM   #170
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Most of our trailers have just the axle flange welded ( or brackets bolted to the flange welded) and the frame sits above the axle. Here the frame has cut outs that are welded to the center portion of the axle. I'm not sure how that effects the bow we typically see but I suspect the idea is to put the trailer body lower to the ground.
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Old 05-03-2013, 03:23 PM   #171
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There are offsetting errors as well as stack errors. Should have used those big honkin wheel wells like Casita and Escape do. I think it's just as well to use a removable skirt as to invite this mess. You would think the "little guy" who can't buy in volume such that he's at the mercy of whoever will supply him at the moment would know this and loosen up a bit on the uncompromising fit and quality angle. Chandler strikes me as a decent chappie so I hope the problem is resolved to everyone's satisfaction and doesn't dig a hole in his cash flow. From the qc pov, he's lucky to have you as customers.

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Offsetting errors???
Is that a new engineering term?

I have no doubt that Chandler is decent chap, and is doing the best that he can under the circumstances, with the exception of multiple suppliers of critical components.
Basic rule of any manufacturing don't change components until you know the effect of changing those components.
During part of my working days I ran a department that the main job was to evaluate any proposed component change to understand the effect of the change. That includes the same component, but different manufacturer.
During the design process you can mitigate some the effects by designing to allow larger tolerances. It doesn't make any difference whether the design was done by a "barn yard" engineer or a professional engineer attention to major items are essential. Running gear in a trailer, in my opinion, is a major item.
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When you are up to your arse in alligators it is hard to remember that you came to drain the swamp.

Given the scope of his operation and the fact that he is cook, head waiter and bottle washer, Chandler is doing a bang up job in generating a nice product with good value.
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Old 05-03-2013, 04:49 PM   #173
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...Chandler is doing a bang up job in generating a nice product with good value.
Agree 100%

...and i've got tire rub...but a fix is on the way per an email this afternoon. (tire swap, w/tires being dropped shipped to a tire center of our choice to do the work paid for by PL)
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Old 05-03-2013, 04:51 PM   #174
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When you are up to your arse in alligators it is hard to remember that you came to drain the swamp.

Given the scope of his operation and the fact that he is cook, head waiter and bottle washer, Chandler is doing a bang up job in generating a nice product with good value.
I couldn't agree more. Further, when it hit the fan with my Trillium, I would love to have had a Chandler to deal with. He wants this to work. Raz
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Old 05-03-2013, 04:53 PM   #175
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But is this a permanent fix ? Didn't someone say something about sag over time?
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But is this a permanent fix ? Didn't someone say something about sag over time?
I commented on that possibility earlier in this thread. Sag-Over-Time will only increase clearance in this situation, not decrease it. If a tire swap will do the job (which i proved at the local tire center yesterday) then that is fine with me.
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(Sorry on my droid at work). Ok then that sounds great! Glad no more hair pulling

Now Brian... you had some fiberglass wear...taking a ride down south?
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:10 PM   #178
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Looking at the photos in posts #163 and 165 I'm not liking the way the wiring is run to the brakes. Possible rub points?? The one Parkliner we saw was a very nice looking trailer, but the basic mechanicals have to be done correctly too.
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:10 PM   #179
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I commented on that possibility earlier in this thread. Sag-Over-Time will only increase clearance in this situation, not decrease it. If a tire swap will do the job (which i proved at the local tire center yesterday) then that is fine with me.
I *think* I am good with the fix. The email I received was a little short on details...such as what they feel caused the problem and the brand/size of the replacement tires.

I may not have much more than a little clear coat damage, but I want to discuss that with them also.
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:15 PM   #180
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Here is a related question for you all!

What is the best product to safely remove tire rubber from fiberglass?!

Elbow grease?!
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Here is a related question for you all!

What is the best product to safely remove tire rubber from fiberglass?!

Elbow grease?!
Turtle Wax Bug & Tar remover combined with 50/50 mix of Elbow grease.
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:20 PM   #182
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Cool Tried to find tire sizes

The only site I could find tire sizes on was for Carlisle.

A ST205/75/D14 is 26.3 inches in diameter. Unfortunately, this is the smallest size 14 inch tire. To go smaller, one would have to buy a 13 inch wheel.

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To me this seems the simplest solution, although it wouldn't be cheap.

Another thing. Don't Torqflex axles have rubber parts inside the tube? Welding to this tube would seem to have the potential of harming these rubber parts.

http://dexteraxle.com/i/u/6149609/f/...0_Lbs_1-12.pdf
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