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Old 07-01-2014, 11:41 PM   #1
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Tread Issue

After only 25 miles (the drive from the dealer to my storage), this is how my back right tire looks:
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Please note that not only is the outside part of the tread looking slick like this, so is the inside part of the tread. Under inflation can cause this and it definitely has a leak in it but only 25 miles??? Obviously I do not believe the dealer had 50 psi in it like the PDI sheet says. Any ideas??
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Old 07-01-2014, 11:45 PM   #2
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Just a swag, but I would venture to guess it was pulled from the factory underinflated.
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Old 07-02-2014, 07:30 AM   #3
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Pull up a photo of a new tire from the tire manufacturer's or Discount House's web site. It looks like it could be just how the tread is made.

Trailer tires are designed to have low sideways friction (not aggressive edge tread) for the twisting movement they get subjected to.

Your tire may be underinflated, but it could just as easily be normal for the tire type. Check the rest of your tires; are they identical?

If it was inflation, the leading pair of tires will have more tread on the edges than the back which carry more weight.
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Pull up a photo of a new tire from the tire manufacturer's or Discount House's web site. It looks like it could be just how the tread is made.
Trailer tires are designed to have low sideways friction (not aggressive edge tread) for the twisting movement they get subjected to.
Your tire may be underinflated, but it could just as easily be normal for the tire type. Check the rest of your tires; are they identical?
If it was inflation, the leading pair of tires will have more tread on the edges than the back which carry more weight.
Agree, but the picture shows the tread pattern completely gone with no siping pattern left.
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Old 07-02-2014, 08:40 AM   #5
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I agree with the theory that the worn tire came all the way from the factory to your place under inflated.

That tread pattern is normally found on bias trailer tires.

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Could very well be, but without the manufacturer and tire name it is hard to tell what it was supposed to look like new.

OC, you have Marathon's like mine.

OK zoomed in on lead tire and it is clear there is a "tread cut" that carries the vertical one across the "worn area."

Clearly the aft tires were low for a very long time.
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Could very well be, but without the manufacturer and tire name it is hard to tell what it was supposed to look like new.

OC, you have Marathon's like mine.
Agree, here is a bias ply tire.
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The other 3 tires look nothing like this tire. They all have tread on the inside and out where this one has lost the pattern. It is absolutely without a doubt a problem with either underinflation or something else either from the factory or lack of dealer attention (and mine since I did not see it until right before my first trip)
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Does anyone know if there is a Forest River rep on this forum?? I'm not liking that I'm at the mercy of my dealer while waiting for an answer about this.
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Call FR directly. You will be at the mercy of your dealer until you go over their head a little... (evil laugh)
Not that I've ever done such a thing. Nope. Not me! (more evil laughter)
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