Originally Posted by JRTJH
If your RV is the one listed in your profile (2021 Fuzsion) then part or possibly all of the damaged axle/suspension is or should be covered by the trailer warranty. If it's got Dexter axles/suspension it's 6 years, if it's Lippert axles (still used on some Keystone trailers) I believe it's 5 years. Plus, depending on the tire brand, some of them are covered for a period of time, Tredit "says they cover their tires for 5 years" but in practice, one member couldn't even get them to respond to his calls, so take it for what that's worth.
That won't help with the sideswipe damage, but may lessen the pain of price increases on the policy.
It is all reported as a collision that resulted in everything else. All was the result of the tire hitting the pole hard enough (slow but Cummins torque
) to dislodge leaf spring parts that snowballed into them all failing resulting in side of of axle no longer fastened to main leaf spring. That side pulled back into center tire and sat there locked in place until tire wore enough to blow. That is the first point I felt anything.
Was up against a concrete barrier and could barley get out to see what happened. Once I did see I decided way to dangerous to even sit where I was. So 5 MPH smokin the tire down the road with me mostly on the shoulder. Everyone including trucks blowing by me with inches to spare a few times. But was necessary and not worth dying over. Once I got to a good spot I backed up a foot or so to get the front wheel off the center wheel.
Called for towing and it seemed like all they were going to do was stabilize it somehow ant tow on the remained 2 wheels. So while waiting I lifted the whole back end with the equalizer hydraulics and pulled the wheel off, centered the axle with a tape measure, and tied into place with some Ancra tie downs (truly the best tie downs). Called off the tow and pulled it to the dealership on backroads.