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Old 03-05-2020, 10:13 PM   #21
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Hi Judd. As mentioned earlier, we had one tire wearing much more than the other 3 on our 274VFK. It was wearing evenly across the tread. I moved it around to keep it from getting too thin.

We do have a TPMS to monitor tire pressure and temperature. We have never noticed anything unusual there.

As also mentioned earlier, we did contact Lippert about the issue. Throughout this whole issue the trailer has towed very well with no obvious issues. They sent me a form to complete with various measurements to give them data on individual tire toe-in, etc.
It appears that one or both axles are slightly bent. The camber on both axles seems OK.
Will send in the dimensions tomorrow to see what their diagnosis is.
Besides weighing the individual tires, it would also be helpful to make sure the brake on the tire you are having problems with is working properly. If it is hanging up it would cause that tire to overheat.
As you know one of the top issues causing premature tire failure is heat.
We live in the midwest and for the last five years have driven as far as western CA and around the midwest with the OEM tires. No problems other than the wear on this one.
I am certain we cannot blame the tire for this wear issue.

Not sure what would bend an axle but we will see where this goes.
Good luck with your issue.
Wow, I hope I am not having that issue and hope yours gets figured out quickly for you at no cost. Thanks for all the advice, I will check into all that.
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Old 03-05-2020, 10:54 PM   #22
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A thought on the spare. Do you have one of those black plastic covers over the spare? If yes, then your spare could have spent a good deal of time baking inside of it. I have read that heat will accelerate tire degradation. That and because the spare is not used, the normal migration of chemicals that occur in a tire during use does not occur.
Then again, this info may be a bunch of hooey.
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Old 03-05-2020, 10:57 PM   #23
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I have heard that as well, and yes I had a cover on it. So going to remove that as well
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A thought on the spare. Do you have one of those black plastic covers over the spare? If yes, then your spare could have spent a good deal of time baking inside of it. I have read that heat will accelerate tire degradation. That and because the spare is not used, the normal migration of chemicals that occur in a tire during use does not occur.
Then again, this info may be a bunch of hooey.
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Update: the Lippert rep looked over the numbers & photos. It looks like the front trailer axle is bent. The trailer is way out of warranty, so the repairs are on us. Good news, though, we’re going to take a day trip & pick up a new axle to install ourselves. (We live pretty close to Goshen) It’s good that my husband is a good mechanic & can install the axle himself. While we have the tires off, we’ll take the wheels to our tire shop & have new tires put on.
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Update: the Lippert rep looked over the numbers & photos. It looks like the front trailer axle is bent. The trailer is way out of warranty, so the repairs are on us. Good news, though, we’re going to take a day trip & pick up a new axle to install ourselves. (We live pretty close to Goshen) It’s good that my husband is a good mechanic & can install the axle himself. While we have the tires off, we’ll take the wheels to our tire shop & have new tires put on.
Glad you found the solution. You should have a lot smoother experience towing the trailer with a good axle.
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Old 03-11-2020, 06:59 PM   #26
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Glad you found the solution. You should have a lot smoother experience towing the trailer with a good axle.
Actually, the trailer handles fine. We wouldn’t have known of the problem had the one tire not worn so strangely. It pays to inspect the tires before each trip.
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Some good suggestions. Some questions.
What tire pressure do you set the tires to when they are cold?
Have you confirmed your gauge is accurate (+/- 2 psi is minimum I would accept)
Yes black covers can bake the life out of your spare.



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Old 03-19-2020, 06:43 AM   #28
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I had a run of bad luck with the 2017 Wolfpack 325.
It came with castle rocks and we blew 2 with in 60km of each other on one trip.
The third went out 2 trips later.
Switched to Carlisle and have been trouble free since.
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Old 04-28-2020, 09:26 PM   #29
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Non scientific observation, but I did some work in an area with lots of nails after a big storm.

Over a period of 3 months, out of about 20+ nails I picked up 90% of nails in tires ended up in the the rear tire of tandem axle trailer. Point being some tire locations are more prone for nails, tire blowout then other locations at least in my observation.

Assuming axle and weight are in line trailers take a beating when it comes to tires.
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I'm curious. Were your original Castle Rock tires D or E rated? Thanks.


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So we have a 2018Cherokee 274VFK that we purchased new in 2018. So far we love it. Last year while traveling the rear drivers side tire blew out "castle rock" OEM tire. So I put the spare on which is the same tire. When we got to where we were going the only tire place around only had a Carlisle E rated tire. I read some reviews it seems Carlisle makes a decent tire and after paying far to much it was mounted on the wheel. I did the normal procrastination and waited until the day before we were to come home to pull the spare off and put the Carlisle on. Well it was raining so I decided I would just make the swap when I got home. Needless to say the spare blew, so I was in the side of the road put the new Carlisle tire in and finished the trip. Plan to change the rest of the tires out from castle rocks in a few weeks. My DW is worried that something is wrong with the camper because we had two blowouts of the same tire position rear "drivers side". I checked the axles and the seem straight to me. The space between the rear and front tires look the same both sides. I think it's just a coincidence and that they are junk tires. She is very concerned that we won't get far this year without the tire blowing again because she read somewhere that we could have an axle problem. I run about 68MPH, tires rated for 75. Always make sure the tires are full of air. I have never hit a curb or anything, the trailer tows straight behind the truck with no sway. So what do you all think, do I have a axle alignment issue or just crap tires with a coincidence
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