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Old 09-18-2014, 09:37 PM   #1
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Parkliner fixed!

Our local body shop has fixed our wheel rubbing. They came up with bolting a new custom made axle underneath the stock axle. No more tire rub, better ground clearance and it pulls better than ever!
Tom was great about staying the course and answering every call. Chandler came thru with covering the cost.
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Old 09-18-2014, 09:52 PM   #2
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Great. How much weight did it add?


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Old 09-18-2014, 10:16 PM   #3
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That's the first trailer I've ever seen with a spare axle built in. But seriously, it looks good and your post is heartening.
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Old 09-18-2014, 11:44 PM   #4
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Awesome!

Now I have the flexrider axle (I think thats what its called lol) that is adjustable but with all my off roading it has no rub marks. But can I ask what it cost and what kind of axle you went with?

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Old 09-19-2014, 08:03 AM   #5
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Our local body shop has fixed our wheel rubbing. They came up with bolting a new custom made axle underneath the stock axle....
I dont get it. Help me understand. Why not just insert a lift kit between the frame and the original axle?
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Old 09-19-2014, 08:11 AM   #6
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Look at the picture Jim, the original axle is welded into the frame
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yeah it would be alot of work to cut the old one out, and raise it up. I will eventually when my axle sags of I can't purchase the parts to readjust mine I will probably do the same thing and be good for another 20 years. I kinda wonder why ParkLiner just didnt do the same thing... would have saved them a lot of time and money redoing the wheel wells.
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Look at the picture Jim, the original axle is welded into the frame
OK - now I understand, Thanks!
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Deryk, Is the axle installed in a way that it becomes part of the frame? Looks that way to me. Kind of a poor design if you consider the possibility of ever having to replace it.
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Look at the picture Jim, the original axle is welded into the frame
I was under the impression from posts several months back that ParkLiner was going to stop welding the frame to the axle and start bolting it like I believe flex axle manufacturers recommend. This is ParkLiner #040. Can any more recent original purchasers share with us their ParkLiner camper # and if their trailer frame is welded to the axle (like in the photo) or bolted? Just curious....
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Deryk, Is the axle installed in a way that it becomes part of the frame? Looks that way to me. Kind of a poor design if you consider the possibility of ever having to replace it.
Yeah mary and bob, mine is welded on that it would be alot of work to replace it...I think welding the 2nd one on right below it is a good idea...gives it more clearance. When mine sags over time because all axle's do eventually I will probably go this route if I am unable to get replacement parts for mine...
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Mine is bolted on and no rub issues. We got ours in May of this year.
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Smile Bolted axle

Sid, do you have any pictures? One picture is worth a thousand words, you know.
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PL fixed

After many calls around the country and lots of research by our body shop the axle was made for us by a company in Texas. Sorry I don't have the name. The shop gave us a great deal and did the work for $1k.

The new axle is made out of thicker metal than the original. The original was welded to the frame and supports the floor so taking it out was not practical.

I guess it does add some weight to the camper (150lbs?) Good thing that it's down low. No more scraping going out of the driveway.
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