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Old 07-27-2014, 12:15 AM   #1
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2014 wildwood Help!

I need help with a big problem I noticed yesturday and my way home from Myrtle Beach. The problem is that all four tires on my 2014 wildwood x light travel trailer are rubbing on the underbelly of the trailer. The front driver side was the worsted it had completely took all the tread off the inside of the tire and it went flat. The other 3 tires all have about 1/4 to 1/2 of the tread gone. I have an appointment with my dealer for monday but I would like any ideals on how to get the problem fixed and how many people have had this problem. And if u have a wildwood trailer make sure you check your tires cause this could hurt or kill someone if a tire blows on the highway! So please if anyone has had this problem please help me out cause I am sure the dealer is going to try and give me the run around on this and I don't want to fight over this for months.
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Old 07-27-2014, 01:32 AM   #2
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Haven't heard of this one before. Did you take pics? If so, try posting them.

bumping!!
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Old 07-27-2014, 01:42 AM   #3
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Old 07-27-2014, 01:47 AM   #4
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It has got me scratching my head. The National Highway safety department have complaints about this problem on many wildwood tt. I just sent my complaint to them today.
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Old 07-27-2014, 02:15 AM   #5
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wow, that is too close.

I wonder if the wrong tire was mounted on the rim. Should there be a lower profile tire? That's what I'd ask the dealer.

Our TT has more than 8" of clearance between the wheel and bottom of the well.
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Old 07-27-2014, 03:30 AM   #6
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That doesn't look like rubbing to me, and may be something else. Can you see on the frame or underbelly of the trailer, exactly where the tires are rubbing? If so, they will be leaving extremely obvious rub marks.

I see this kind of wear pattern on bias tires a lot, as they seem to be more susceptible to axle/alignment problems... as well as bias tires having a different "footprint" on the road compared to a radial tire.

Also torsion axles, just from the way they are designed, it doesn't seem like bias tires do well on them.

I did notice you have Vail tires. There are many under recall currently (see link below), and you might want to check this out to see if yours are affected. Even if yours aren't, they may need to be, which all reports to the NHTSA will help. I would suggest you keep records of everything:

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I've seen numerous threads about the wrong axles being installed, resulting in the tires rubbing on the wheel wells.
The solution was to install spacers to raise the trailer.
Keep everything and contact Wildwood/FR. Also start searching forums for similar occurrences. They're out there-I've read them.
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