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Old 08-26-2015, 10:50 PM   #31
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We had GR marathons on our RV for a little more than a year. Then this happened Attachment 86496
The belts had separated inside. Would have been catastrophic had we not caught it before our trip. We no longer have those tires. With that being said, I'm sure a lot of folks really like them. To me, after seeing that I no longer had piece of mind. On our last RV we had Maxxis tires from day one. After 7 years we replaced them with another set of Maxxis tires. Never had 1 problem. I personally would look at Maxxis as my choice for a lighter RV. Just my 2 cents. Jerry.


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I'm on my third set of tires on a 2012 Crusader. All my tire issues were as depicted in your photo. My current set is Goodyear Marathons. If these don't hold up, not sure what solution I turn to next.
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Old 08-26-2015, 11:15 PM   #32
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Here are the pic's of the damage!
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Old 08-26-2015, 11:33 PM   #33
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Bent Axles and tire damage

Here are the Pics of the damage, sorry computer issues!
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Old 08-26-2015, 11:50 PM   #34
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So was it the axle that bent that caused the tire to rub the frame?

I see the same pictures under "Bent axles" so I am a bit confused about your complaint.

I would think bent axle is indication of either overloading or defective axles.

I would suggest a complaint be filed with NHTSA on the axle failure.
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Old 08-27-2015, 04:47 AM   #35
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The axles are pre-bent to account for normal loading on all, if not most trailer chassis setups.
This is normal


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Old 08-27-2015, 04:33 PM   #36
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I realize that trailer axles are not straight. Something is wrong under there as tires are not suppose to rub the frame.

If you feel the axles are OK then it seems there is something wrong with springs or axle mounts that allows the tire to contact the frame.

This contact is damaging the tire and may result in a tire failure.
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I thought anyone with BF Goodrich commercial T/A All-Season tires on their truck would be interested in knowing about this recall.

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Synopsis : Michelin North America, Inc. (MNA) is recalling certain BFGoodrich Commercial T/A All-Season tire size LT275/70R18 125/122Q LRE, BFGoodrich Commercial T/A All-Season 2 sizes LT275/70R18 125/122R LRE, LT235/80R17 120/117R LRE, LT265/70R17 121/118R LRE, LT245/75R17 121/118R LRE, LT245/70R17 119/116R LRE, and BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain T/A sizes LT275/70R18 125/122R LRE and LT275/65R18 123/120R LRE. The affected tires may experience rapid air loss due to a rupture in the sidewall in the bead area. If the tire sidewall ruptures during use resulting in a rapid air loss, it can cause loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash. MNA will notify owners, and dealers will provide similar replacement tires free of charge. The recall began on August 24, 2015. Owners may contact BFGoodrich Consumer Care at 1-866-524-2638.
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The arch in the axle is supposed to be there and it will be most pronounced with no load on the tires. When the tires are on the ground, the upward force on the outside end of the axle will cause it to flatten out thus bringing the tires into the proper camber.

Most trailer frames are now shipped with the axles already mounted so maybe there was an error there. However, the tire is not rubbing on the frame - its rubbing on the camper body. So you need to determine whether the axle is not centered properly under the frame or if the camper body is not centered properly on the frame. You should measure the distance from the backing plate to the frame as well as the frame to camper body on both sides.
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The arch in the axle is supposed to be there and it will be most pronounced with no load on the tires. When the tires are on the ground, the upward force on the outside end of the axle will cause it to flatten out thus bringing the tires into the proper camber.

Most trailer frames are now shipped with the axles already mounted so maybe there was an error there. However, the tire is not rubbing on the frame - its rubbing on the camper body. So you need to determine whether the axle is not centered properly under the frame or if the camper body is not centered properly on the frame. You should measure the distance from the backing plate to the frame as well as the frame to camper body on both sides.

Yup Rockwood appears to have done something wrong unless you have grossly exceeded the load rating of the TT and axles.
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