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Hey everyone, new here but hoping someone may have the answer to a little problem I have.

I have a 23' VLX Wakesetter and a Malibu Trailer. I think it's an extreme trailer, anywho... first time out this year, I noticed that the left rear tire on the trailer was off the ground when I let the tongue down on the hitch..

I believe it's a torqflex style axle, so I decided to back the trailer up to a curb to flex it a little.. All it did was jack the tire up further into the fender well.

Confused as to what the issue is.. Hoping someone may have seen this problem.

Thanks in advance.


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Sounds like you need to raise the hitch on your tow vehicle. The trailer should be level, not angled down toward the tow vehicle. Try flipping a drop hitch over so it will effectively raise the hitch ball up higher.

Also, 23 is a LSV and 21 is a VLX

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My Extreme trailer has a very high tongue...the highest of all seven of my trailers. I bet if you raise the ball your issue will go away.

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Lol...at least one guy got it right.

The torflex axle likely lost it's snubber, that provides the torsion control. I believe it was Uflex axles had an issue with their adhesive in 2002. Anyhow, yes, the OP needs a new axle.


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  • 2 weeks later...

So now both axles are broken... Called extreme, $140.00 per axle, 90LBS UPS.. prob $50 to ship. Seems to me these axles are junk. One axle should be able to take the load if one is broken atleast to get you to a service spot. Second axle didn't last 5 miles in town.

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