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Old 08-27-2015, 01:21 AM   #11
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Is that on the same side that you had the failed tire on?
If so maybe the flat tire caused a redistribution of weight and you got the rub.
I would also think as mentioned before that the bend in your axle would make the tire flare out not in.
My axles are square tube but have a dimple in the middle for camber.
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Old 08-27-2015, 05:22 AM   #12
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Are any of the other tires hitting the body? something is loose, bent, broken, etc for that to happen. see if that happens when turning, right or left, get under and look to see whats happening.
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Old 08-27-2015, 06:06 AM   #13
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Might check the triangle piece cannot think of the name for it. It where the two leaf springs are attached to in the third pic.

Just helped a person. One broke just before getting to CG. We took the other one off. The bolt hole that goes to the frame was slotted (wore) over two inches. It was cause the other to fail. Try to get a pic if he still has the parts. Did it last month.


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Old 08-27-2015, 06:10 AM   #14
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Could not see the wear as it was inside the mounting bracket. If trailer was blocked up and then could raise and lower the axles. His is a 90's model. I told I would replace the bolts and shackles and repack bearings for the piece of mind and that's when he found the other bad shackle.


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Old 08-27-2015, 07:12 AM   #15
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Might check the triangle piece cannot think of the name for it. It where the two leaf springs are attached to in the third pic.

Just helped a person. One broke just before getting to CG. We took the other one off. The bolt hole that goes to the frame was slotted (wore) over two inches. It was cause the other to fail. Try to get a pic if he still has the parts. Did it last month.


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Old 08-27-2015, 07:49 AM   #16
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We've had this happen on our 18 ft Ponderosa Stock Trailer and had to have the axle replaced. It wore out 2 tires before I realized the axle was the culprit. I believe in my case, it was running over / rubbing against some curb like a fuel island or curb on a too tight turn.
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Old 08-27-2015, 11:49 AM   #17
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Anyone see this?? I had a tire fail and was removing them to replace with new ones. Of course I jacked up the trailer on the frame and never the axle. The funny thing is now I have rub marks on the inside edge of the TT on the left side wheel well area. The axle seems to be bent in the upward position and should cause the top of the wheel to bow outboard??? I always try to make sure we are not overweight, (the TT anyways!!). Any thoughts?? What about the axle bend?? Think it is safe to tow??
Your axle looks normal. Axles come pre-loaded with a certain amount of camber built in and they arch upwards. And, as was mentioned it helps them (under loading) to remain straight.

You really didn't define which side the tire failed? If the tire failed on the right side, it could have left the axle drop enough (on the right side) that it created clearance issues between the tire and wheel-well on the left side and caused it to rub the left side. When the tire went flat it would have allowed the axle to drop on that side and angle down to the extent the clearance from the pre-set camber then wouldn't matter.

I would think once you get a new tire and have it mounted to the axle, all will be fine again as far as clearance issues. Only you can decide if the rubbing on the tire in the picture has done enough damage to be safe?

Now... if the tire that failed was on the left side AND the rubbing is on the left side, I suspect something is out of align. Possibly the rubbing caused the tire to fail?
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Old 08-27-2015, 11:54 AM   #18
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Thanks for all of the input. Camber adjustment make compleate sence to me and I will forget about the slight bend for now. I have not changed the wheels and they are a zero offset rims. The rub marks on NOT on the side of the tire failure and the tire look to have the same clearance from side to side. Just one side rubbing. It could have just been a one time contact on a rought road.
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A jackknife situation (when backing into site on blacktop) could possibly make the tire come in contact with the inside.
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