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Old 10-30-2011, 02:48 PM   #1
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26tbss Tires shot after 1500 miles??

I have a 2011 26tbss I bought new in February. I was checking tires and the tires are pretty much shot. They are all worn on the inside edge! The all 4 tires are tilted in at the top. One tire on the drivers rear is virtually bald. I know the tires are cheap but I am wondering if I have an alignment problem? I hate to replace them only to have issues within the next year.

I have the 2 year warranty on the trailer. Trailer is 9 months old! Is this something the dealer will fix?

I have to call them on Tuesday and see...

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Old 10-30-2011, 03:01 PM   #2
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Sound like a real axle issue, or an overload situation to bow the axles that much
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Old 10-30-2011, 03:21 PM   #3
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I dont have anything but some bedding in the camper... Dont think its over loaded....
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Old 10-30-2011, 04:24 PM   #4
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Tires should be tipped in at the bottom axel should be hummped up in the center sounds like they are flipped upside down. They possibly put the wrong axels on underslung versus overslung I would contact the dealer right away. They need to correct it or your tires will never last.
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Old 10-30-2011, 05:49 PM   #5
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Here are some photos if this helps. The axel looks flat to me.
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:29 PM   #6
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They should arch up in the middle about 1/2inch you should be able to tell from your pics they look flat I would take it back to the dealer.
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:44 PM   #7
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I checked online with Lippert and the Axles are overslung. So that is correct. But they sure look flat...


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Old 10-30-2011, 06:48 PM   #8
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After 1500 miles, those tires look shot besides the inner tread being worn down. I am thinking an axle alignment problem, or someone put old tires on a new trailer.

Check the DOT code for the year made. Surely they should be no older than 2010s.

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Old 10-30-2011, 08:42 PM   #9
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date code was 19th week in 2010. So that shouldnt be a problem... I agree with you guys it has to be axle problem. Now lets see if the dealer and forest river play ball.

Ill let you know

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Old 10-30-2011, 09:31 PM   #10
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Definitely an axle/alignment issue, and definitely under warranty. FR should pay for a 4-wheel alignment, and if that doesn't fix the problem, then they should have both axles replaced.
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