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Old 11-28-2014, 07:32 PM   #31
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I have the exact same tires on my Salem. I have 2 axles so less weight on each one but we have about 7000 miles on the tires and they look better than yours. They still don't look great but we went 6000 miles on one trip this summer and it looks like your tires would not have made the whole trip at that rate of wear.
I'm not even too keen on driving on those tires somewhere to get my axle problem fixed! Hopefully I can find somewhere close......hesitant to take it back to camping world, even though its still under warranty.......leaning towards taking it to a big truck axle alignment place locally. not sure though
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Old 11-28-2014, 09:08 PM   #32
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lotsip, the pic you posted looks identical to the factory ones I spoke of earlier in this thread. In fact I kept one in the event FR or the tire manufacturer every comes out with anything.
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Old 11-28-2014, 09:17 PM   #33
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lotsip, the pic you posted looks identical to the factory ones I spoke of earlier in this thread. In fact I kept one in the event FR or the tire manufacturer every comes out with anything.
wow, really, so, you just replaced the crappy tires with better tires ? damn....so, u think get the axle checked , if ok, put new tires on ?
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Old 11-28-2014, 11:52 PM   #34
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yeah mine to. i looked under the tire and the inside edge was not even touching the ground when the trailer was on level ground. wonder if its not the tire rolling on itself because of the way its made, the new tires are not wearing funny at all even though we only put about 100 miles on them but the little nubs on a new tire are still there and seem to be only wearing in the middle of the tire
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Old 12-01-2014, 05:15 PM   #35
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Mine is still at the dealer for the warranty water leak, but I was told to buy radial tires and they would wear much better.
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Old 12-01-2014, 05:34 PM   #36
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Great weather here the past two days, so, i got under the trailer and had a good look. The axle seems to be perfectly bowed as its supposed to be.( top of bow next to floor of trailer) Tires are certainly not sitting on the ground on their insides, both look perfectly flat. 4 leaf springs on both sides looked perfect..... No idea how those tires both wore so badly on an unloaded trailer with 1700 miles of highway driving. Hopefully, it was just the tires. I'm dropping the trailer off at the Camping World in Berkely, Ma. on Saturday. Service manager told me they will look at on monday. I'm a bit worried about driving on the highway at 55 mph on those two crappy tires, hopefully I won't get a flat or blowout.........will bring a spare. Also , i already bought 3 Maxxis m8008 st radials, will not put vail sports back on that trailer , even if they offer to to give me new ones free! Stressing a bit, as i have already made camping reservations at 4 camprounds in Florida for Jan. 1 to 28. and have heard some horror stories about the service at Camping World.
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Old 12-01-2014, 06:48 PM   #37
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I had the same problem with the Vail Sport tires after about 1,000 miles.. Dealer initially thought the axles. After Lippert sent them a spec sheet all the measurements were good. Lionshead replaced all 4 tires. So far so good after about 2000 miles. I did not think it would be the tires, but it was. The Vail Sport are bias type tires...I guess I am up in the air about that, but I will keep an eye on them since they are new. The Vail Sports are also having problems with the side walls cracking. Good luck.
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Old 12-01-2014, 06:57 PM   #38
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I had the same problem with the Vail Sport tires after about 1,000 miles.. Dealer initially thought the axles. After Lippert sent them a spec sheet all the measurements were good. Lionshead replaced all 4 tires. So far so good after about 2000 miles. I did not think it would be the tires, but it was. The Vail Sport are bias type tires...I guess I am up in the air about that, but I will keep an eye on them since they are new. The Vail Sports are also having problems with the side walls cracking. Good luck.
Interesting, I saw a little cracking on the side wall of one tire, pulled it off to replace it which revealed the extreme inside wear. If not for that little crack I would probably have had never seen the inside wear and had a flat or blowout on I 95 on my way to Florida. My gut tells me the axle is fine, so, that leaves the tires........actually hoping thats the case, obviously. Thanks for the imput!
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Old 12-01-2014, 10:06 PM   #39
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I am trading my Salem Cruise Lite on a bigger trailer in the spring. If I was keeping it I would just go and buy new radials. I think its the tires not the axle. I had some vail sports on a boat trailer a few years ago too and they wore out on the edges in no time.
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Old 12-01-2014, 10:35 PM   #40
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I am trading my Salem Cruise Lite on a bigger trailer in the spring. If I was keeping it I would just go and buy new radials. I think its the tires not the axle. I had some vail sports on a boat trailer a few years ago too and they wore out on the edges in no time.

More and more guys here are telling me its the crappy Vail Sport tires, and am starting to think they are probably right......Hopefully, camping world will tell me axle and suspension are all according to specs, don't want my trip delayed waiting for a new axle to be ordered and installed.
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