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Old 07-31-2018, 02:04 PM   #1
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Unusual tire wear pattern

I had a trailer tire exhibit an odd wear pattern: the outside edge of the tread had worn smooth but not the inside edge, as would happen if the tire had been underinflated. I rotated this tire out with another one, and the second tire is showing the same wear pattern. I'm sure this second tire has always been properly inflated. The location is the front passenger side. Does anyone know what would cause this tire wear pattern on a trailer?
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Old 07-31-2018, 02:06 PM   #2
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Check your bearing, if not seated it can cause abnormal wear....
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Bearing is not tight. Torque to 50ft lbs to seat the bearing and thrust washer and then back off till the nut gets loose and hand tighten and reinstall spring clip or if cotter key type tighten slightly to line up the hole through the spindle. The king nut uses A big crescent wrench or a 1 1/2 inch socket. While you’re at it get a Tape measure and closely measure top and bottom distances tire to tire right to left just to make sure axle is true. That’s where I would start
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We had this and showed it to Reace. He says that from time to time, the Dexter axles are not straight. I guess it depends on how many miles you have done, and therefore the amount of wear on the tire. We had it done enough miles for the wear to be an issues and it was covered under warranty.
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The measurements should allow you to determine whether or not the tire is vertical which would indicate the axle being straight
If there is a caster spec on this axle it should be referenced to see whether or not the axle is within spec.
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Thanks. I'll have it checked out.
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But if the axle is bent, would not 2 tires be out of whack vs just one tire?
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Not if the tire hooked something and bent the spindle. Like if it was backed into a curb stop at an angle and bent “down slightly. There’s a lot of force at a a single point sometimes.
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I had a trailer tire exhibit an odd wear pattern: the outside edge of the tread had worn smooth but not the inside edge, as would happen if the tire had been underinflated. I rotated this tire out with another one, and the second tire is showing the same wear pattern. I'm sure this second tire has always been properly inflated. The location is the front passenger side. Does anyone know what would cause this tire wear pattern on a trailer?
I am interested in this because I am noticing the exact same thing but it is on the outside of the passenger rear tire, wearing down abnormally. The other three tires show minimal and even wear on the tread.
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On our 19 the right rear wore more than the rest. I couldn’t find that anything was bent. I took it as the tire that scuffed a lot as I backed into spots. Later when I checked the brakes it looked to me that this brake must have been dragging at times and maybe skidding the wheel by coming on first when brakes were applied. I changed out all the brakes as they were all getting down but then sold the trailer when we got the 21. The new owner reports no problems whatsoever. The original set of Matathon tires I replaced at 45,000 miles + - had 3/32 rubber right rear, 4/32 right front and left rear, 5/32 , left front. Never rotated these 4. The new endurance Goodyear’s on the 21 have about 10K on them now and I’m going to do a 5 tire rotation at 10k each time. Who knows? To each his own.
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