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Old 05-01-2012, 01:22 PM   #1
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Help with Tire wear

I have a 2012 Wildwood 27RLSS with about 2200 miles. All 4 tires are worn down on the inside. The left rear tire worn smooth on inside. I've read some other Threads with similar problems, but mine differs some in that I took the trailer to an RV dealer and was told no problem could be found. They said maybe my tires were under inflated. Not believing this I took the trailer to a second dealer and after looking things over, including weighing the trailer, couldn't find anything. Trailer not over weight. This dealer sent all the info including pictures to Forest River to see what they will do. Why would they do anything?
The tires on the trailer were Trail Express 205/75 D15.

If Forest River won't do anything, I don't know what to do. Bought some new Maxis tires, but don't want to put them on if they're going to wear down.
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Old 05-01-2012, 05:24 PM   #2
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Looks to me that you have a tracking problem if the inflation is set to manufacturer of the tires.
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Old 05-01-2012, 05:36 PM   #3
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With all 4 tires worn on the inside, I would say the axles are upside down if it has spring suspension and if it is a torsion suspension, the axles are bent. Nothing else will wear all 4 tires on the inside.
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:02 PM   #4
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Will post a follow up when I hear what Forest River says about problem. The dealer sent a report of what they checked with photos
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:21 PM   #5
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RV dealers are useless when it comes to axle problems.
I would take it to an alignment shop and have them check it out. And FR should pick up the tab for it as well.
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You might stretch a string from side to side on top or bottom of the axle with the same size spacer under the string at both ends and see if the distance from the string to the axle is the same from side to side. With spring suspension, the axle should be slightly closer to the string in the middle IF the string is on top of the axle and slightly farther from the string if the string is on the bottom. In other words, the axle should be bowed up in the center.
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:06 PM   #7
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RV dealers are useless when it comes to axle problems.
I would take it to an alignment shop and have them check it out. And FR should pick up the tab for it as well.
While I doubt that FR will pick up the tab for having it checked (maybe if they are bad) I would definately be taking it to a good frame shop to be sure.
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:26 PM   #8
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If all 4 tires are worn with only 2200 miles on the unit, I would guess that FR would agree that there is definitely something wrong, and they should pay to have it checked. I believe another poster had a similar problem, and FR came through. But the OP may have to contact FR directly, as the dealer won't be making any money on it, and like most, if they aren't getting paid, they could care less.

I don't know about all frame shops, but our local guy will straighten trailer axles as well.
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:54 PM   #9
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I had a very similar problem to what you described. We have a 26tbss. I had roughly 1500 miles on mine and it was shot. The dealer did step up to the plate and replaced the axles. The new axles are much bigger and stiffer and the original. They also replaced the tires. I dont know if the original where the wrong ones or what. But seems better now.

Look at axles they should have a bow in them. Good luck but stay on them!

here was my saga...

26tbss Tires shot after 1500 miles??
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Old 05-07-2012, 04:08 PM   #10
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Latest on tire wear. Forest River warranty called dealer and told them send info to Lippert Components, the axel maker. So now waiting to hear something from them.
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