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Old 09-25-2022, 09:53 PM   #1
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Front Drivers Side Tire Wear Issue

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Just got back from a trip and I am having unusual wear on my front drivers side tire. Not sure what the issue is.

I checked my tires before leaving home and everything was fine. I also check the tire before I left to go back home (772 miles each way). I had to add a couple of pounds of air to that tire, so I know it was good. I drove about 400 miles on the first day back home. When I started driving the second day I thought I had a little vibration, but thought it was just the road. I only drove about 150 miles to our second stop. When I checked the my tire monitor before leaving for the third day I noticed the tire was a couple of pounds low, so I went to check the valve stem to make sure that it wasn't leaking, and that's when I noticed the uneven wear. I only had less than 200 miles to get home, so I kept my speed at 60 or less. There was more vibration than the previous day, but it could be from me knowing I had an issue.

I don't remember hitting any large potholes, but I did manually raise the left side jacks, because I had water coming in from the passenger side window from a heavy rain. ( I blew out the drain when the rain stopped.) When I pushed the retract all jacks button that side did drop quickly, so it could be possible that something moved or was bent, but I don't see anything, but I'm not a mechanic. I've attached pictures.

I had all of the breaks changed about a year ago, and I use the camper regular, so I don't think that the front break was stuck, but again I don't know.

There is definitely uneven wear and flat spots on the treads, and I will need a new tire. The passenger side tire looks good.

Any ideas?
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Old 09-26-2022, 08:09 AM   #2
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take it in and have the alignment checked looks like you are getting some cupping. JMHO
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Old 09-27-2022, 12:01 PM   #3
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Dropped the RV off yesterday at the RV shop. He thinks it may be the shock that went out. I'll know more today.
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Old 09-27-2022, 03:09 PM   #4
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Usually when you cupping wear it is shock related
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Old 09-28-2022, 12:10 PM   #5
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Alignment, shock, or wheel bearing.
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Old 09-28-2022, 01:23 PM   #6
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Well, at five years old at least it was not a new tire. It would really suck if you had just changed the tires because they aged out.

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Old 10-12-2022, 09:57 PM   #7
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RV shop said that they inspected the front suspension and linkage and all working properly. Just put 2 new Toyos on the front. On the way home I am noticing a pull to the right. I crawled under the RV and it looks like my Safe-t-plus might have scooted over about a 1/2" inch to the right. Possibly from when I let the jacks down after I tilted it from the rain. Would have been about 800 miles out of position. Going to move it back into proper position and see if that's the issue.
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Remember, do not over-torque the tie rod U-bolt nuts. If that plate gets bent then Safe-T-Plus says to not drive it.

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Old 10-13-2022, 09:17 AM   #9
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I would add the tire looks to have been underinflated also along with shock and out of alignment
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A steering stabilizer will not move no matter how you raise or lower the MH. That looks like a combination of under inflation and alignment (toe out of adjustment) did you have the alignment checked after the tires were replaced?
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