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Old 04-06-2014, 05:30 PM   #1
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tires excessive wear

Have about 2500 miles on my new salem27rkss. tires have already worn an average of 91 to 100 thousands. also they are wearing very uneven, more to the inside. any thoughts on how to approach this with the dealer.
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:25 AM   #2
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Need lots more info - brand and size of tires - weight of trailer loaded - are they properly inflated - how fast are you driving - what kind of suspension - spring or torsion - etc, etc......................
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Old 04-07-2014, 11:27 AM   #3
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I had bad tire wear on the rear axle. The outside edge of both left and right tires were almost slick, while the center and inside edges of the tires still had a lot of tread. I took the trailer to an alignment shop who confirmed the axle was out of line. They said there was no way I could have caused the problem, unless I hit a curb or something at 60mph, going backward!

After a discussion with the dealer, I called FR and told my story to the warranty service man. End result is that I have a new axle installed at no cost to me.

Sure am happy with Forest River customer service!
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The factory warranty is for a year, plus I added the second year. There is no mileage limit to the warranty. I had almost 22,000 miles on the trailer when the axle was replaced.
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Had the same issue on the rear axle....as others stated it was an alignment issue and I replaced the axle.
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Old 04-07-2014, 05:44 PM   #6
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ok they are 205-75-15 i keep them inflated to 50 pounds. there are about 6300 lbs on the axles and 900 lbs on the tounge.
left front is about 50% worn and mostly to the inside, the rest are in the 30 % or better worn range, this is with a micrometer. these are lippert axles with leaf springs.
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Several possibilities - tire was bad to start - wheel bearings are bad on that wheel or retaining nut is not tight - the axle is bent causing a bit of off camber on that wheel or the axle position front-to-back is a bit off but this would require the opposite tire to wear unevenly.

Jack up that wheel and spin it - listen for any unusual noise - grab it top and bottom and see if there is any play. Measure from the center of the axle to the center of the hitch - do the same on the other side and compare. If all that is okay any front end shop can attach a camber checking device to the wheel and tell you very quickly if the camber is off indicating a bent axle. (Yes an axle can be straightened).
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ok they are 205-75-15 i keep them inflated to 50 pounds. there are about 6300 lbs on the axles and 900 lbs on the tounge.
left front is about 50% worn and mostly to the inside, the rest are in the 30 % or better worn range, this is with a micrometer. these are lippert axles with leaf springs.
Micrometer or vernier?
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Old 04-08-2014, 06:36 PM   #9
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camper is at dealer, promised to replace axle. we will see. was vernier not micrometer. my bad
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Old 04-14-2014, 08:10 PM   #10
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found out today that lippert does not honor their warranty's. not sure what the next move is, my dealer says they will pursue it for me, they agree the problem is and was from the beginning in the axles. oh well if it has lippert products on it leave it in the parking lot!!
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