We had one tire on our camper that was really worn (inside of tire, left rear) ...... have had it in repair shop # 1 for over a month and they've done absolutely nothing with it (don't get me started). They gave us every song & dance in the book - could be this, could be that, could be under-inflated tires, blah, blah, blah. Today we removed it from their care and took it to repair shop # 2 across town. They said just by looking at it & the way it was worn, that it was most likely a bent axle. Problem is - we leave in about a week and they don't have time to order an axle (when you factor in the holiday & 2 weekends), so are putting on one that they have in stock and is 1/2" too short. They said with only 1/4" difference on each side that it won't be a problem. Anybody know if this is so? We'll be driving a long way and don't want problems on the road! The camper is about 4 years old - is a bent axle 'common'? Dealer # 2 said it could have been from hitting a pothole, curb, or the like. Sure don't remember hitting one THAT hard! Or they said it could be from overloading it. (who, us?? ) Thanks much for any input on the size thingy (that's for you, John!).