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Old 07-12-2010, 11:28 AM   #1
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TT Axle Leaning In

I have a tire on the left side of TT that is wearing out on the inside of a couple treads. Looks like it has to much weight on it , but I have move stuff around ,nothing helps. Just this one tire. The warranty has ran out.I called the Lippert Axle guys and they are looking at pics I sent them. Could it be bent? Can I just buy the the end of the axle or have to get whole axle if these guys don't help me? Thanks
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Old 07-12-2010, 01:00 PM   #2
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Could it be that the wheel bearings are loose and causing it to run on the inside of the tire? I am not sure if that is the case or not, but I think I would pull the wheel and tire off, pull the grease cap off and then pull the cotter pin and see if the wheel nut is loose or not. If it's like any other axle, you would just tighten enough until it's snug and then back it off like 1/4 of a turn or so. Hopefully someone will chime in and confirm if that's still the same procedure to use on these axles, but I think that would be the first thing I would check before taking it in. Maybe take some measurements or photos of before and after to see if it makes any difference. Good luck, I hope it's something simple.
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Old 07-12-2010, 01:51 PM   #3
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Here's my take on this post....Mine was doing the same thing on my 21 foot roo it was only the front tires doing this. The inside of the tire was bald and the outside looked almost brand new...I think it is a couple of things first of all tire pressure it needs to be under 5 psi of the total psi of the tire. Next when the trailer isnt level while your going down the road it's riding on those 2 front tires the whole time when the weight should be distributed over all the tires. I see this so much when I'm driving around. Make sure your truck and trailer are even from front to back, no slope in the middle....This is just my opinion...
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Old 07-12-2010, 02:44 PM   #4
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I have one tire doing that on my rear axle right side, but my tire is wearing on the outside edge of the tire not the inside....the other three are doing fine. I just had work done on mine because the hangers on the front axle were bent on the same side. I am not sure what is the cause... The trailer is not leaning from what I can see. I am going to call the place I had the work done to see what the deal is...... other then that I am not sure
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Old 07-12-2010, 06:34 PM   #5
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same problem with mine, here is my problem

the axle is bent. Only had wear on one tire, rear left and only on the inside quarter of the tread. Went to my camper guy, and he diagnosed in 10 seconds. Although it looked parallel with the front tire, by feeling the gap at the top of the tire to the frame the bent axle was obvious. The mechanic gave me a price of $700 to replace the whole axle and brakes/drums. As to the cause, he stated hitting a pothole, backing into something and sometimes it just happens from use. Oh another thing, he said that flipped axles or a camper that is tilted to the front/rear too much could also do it, although not as common.
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Old 07-13-2010, 04:40 PM   #6
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Hey, I'm going to check those wheel bearing first,,got a appt. to have Dealer check out ,,,I'll ley ya know,,
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Old 07-31-2010, 09:49 PM   #7
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Hello,,just a update on my Axle,,Dealer said it was bent, so I called Lippert Axle and order one for $130.00 Shipped to mmy house,,Going to put in on myself,,saving that $90.00 per hr.
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