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Old 06-22-2014, 11:32 PM   #1
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Salem 26TBUD tire failure

I have a 2011 Salem 26TBUD that has destroyed a set of tires in less than 5000 miles. There was noticeable wear on both outside edges of all four tires within 500 miles. Lippert replaced the rear axle and tires at 1200 miles but the problem remains the same. Lippert has since accused me of overloading and even off roading and will no longer assist any further. I know of at least one Wildwood with the same floor plan that is showing the exact same issues. Are there any others? I'm beginning to think that the 3500# axle / tires were under designed for this trailer.
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Old 06-22-2014, 11:39 PM   #2
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Is it a spring suspension? If so, wear on all 4 outside edges indicates too much camber because the axles have too much bow in the center.
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Yes it is a spring suspension, however the wear is on both the inside and outside edges of all four tires. Initial measurements indicated that there wasn't enough camber (bow) in the rear axle which led to the replacement. Under the weight of the trailer, the axles appear to be nearly straight, by lifting the trailer with a jack, you can see the bow return to the axles. The camber in both axles appear to be nearly flat with only the weight of the dry trailer.
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Yes it is a spring suspension, however the wear is on both the inside and outside edges of all four tires. Initial measurements indicated that there wasn't enough camber (bow) in the rear axle which led to the replacement. Under the weight of the trailer, the axles appear to be nearly straight, by lifting the trailer with a jack, you can see the bow return to the axles. The camber in both axles appear to be nearly flat with only the weight of the dry trailer.
Wear on both inside and outside edge is due to underinflated tires.
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