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Old 04-12-2015, 03:46 PM   #1
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Horrible tire wear

2nd trip in the camper. I noticed this wear when I got to the campground.

All the tires were worn evenly when I bought it used from the dealer. I could only think of a few things that it could be. If anybody knows why this is happening, any imput would be greatly appreciated.

Bad tires? Bent axle? Looked straight though. The trailer sits level on my truck, so its not low in the rear. Front axle tires are still good. Click image for larger version

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Old 04-12-2015, 04:01 PM   #2
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your axles may have lost its camber. the axles should have an arch to them i had a 25foot komfort and after ten years the axles lost the camber and the tires started to wear like that. i went to les schwab and the installed new axles for me and it wan not that expensive really considering the amount of work involved. they can check them for you. way more reasonable than the stealership.
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Old 04-12-2015, 04:15 PM   #3
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A good trailer shop with alignment capabilities can bend the axle back to get the camber back in the spindles.
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Old 04-15-2015, 04:19 AM   #4
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Thanks. I would hate to get 2 new tires for this to happen again.


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Old 04-15-2015, 05:43 AM   #5
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Simply put, your axle is bad. The axle is supposed to have a curve in it. If its straight, its bad. Check the top clearance bY putting your hand on the top of each tire, and feel on the inside of the tire for the spacing between the rubber and the chassis. I'll bet its closer on the axle with the bad tire wear.

I had to replace one of my axles that had tires with the exact wear.

Cost me $600 to replace the whole axle including new brake drums.
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Old 04-15-2015, 08:23 AM   #6
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Did you buy camper used?
Profile says "2011"
Second use?

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Old 04-15-2015, 08:40 AM   #7
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Yeah. Im the 2nd owner of the trailer. Ill try to get under it today or tomorrow to check on the axle


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Old 04-15-2015, 08:42 AM   #8
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It's a very good chance the previous owner overloaded the trailer or hit something.
Probably need to either have yours checked and fixed or replace axles.

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Old 04-15-2015, 09:17 AM   #9
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Yeah. Im the 2nd owner of the trailer. Ill try to get under it today or tomorrow to check on the axle


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X2 on the axel being the issue.

After you get the axel repaired, get good quality tires (most of us on the forum use Goodyear Marathons or Maxxis). Most of us recommend you go up 1 load rating and have metal valve stems installed in the rims.

Get a good Tire Pressure Monitoring System (again, most of us use the TST TPMS-507) []507 Starter System Kit -

If you don't have one get a torque wrench (you can get a reasonable one at Harbor Freight for under $30)

Before every trip:
Make sure your tires are correctly inflated
Torque down the Lug nuts on your trailer as needed
Use your TPMS on the road


If you roll your TT over a curb, take the time to check your wheels and re-torque the Lug nuts.


Every 500 miles or so, check the torque on your lug nuts

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Old 04-16-2015, 12:54 PM   #10
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Finally got the rims off. Axle looks straight, no play in the hubs. Could I possibly have the gain on my EBC too high? I have it set on 3.0, but it feels like it slows me down way too much sometimes. Click image for larger version

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