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Odd trailer tire wear

Old 03-11-2019, 07:36 AM
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Default Odd trailer tire wear

I have a dual axle trailer with four new tires.

All have the same pressure and 3 of the 4 still look new

The fourth (front right side) is worn out on the inside and the outside but the center looks new

Wondering if it is just a bad tire or should I look elsewhere?
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Old 03-11-2019, 07:46 AM
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Your description would indicate an under inflated tire. You say all inflated the same so move on to the next possible problems.
Bad bearings in that one wheel
Out of balance
Bad tire. Most trailer tires are inconsistent. 3 out of 4 could be good. #4 could be craps.

I would start warranty proceedings now. What brand tire?
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Old 03-11-2019, 08:15 AM
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do you make a lot of turns in the same direction or always back in from the same direction?
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Old 03-11-2019, 08:17 AM
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under inflation. It causes the center of the tire to not contact road surface (more sunk in).
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Old 03-11-2019, 08:43 AM
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Bent axle or spindle.
Did you run over or back the trailer over any curb or other solid object?
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Old 03-11-2019, 09:07 AM
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sounds like something is out of line, bearings on the way out or bent axle/spindle
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Old 03-11-2019, 09:12 AM
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Swap the worn tire to another location and see if the problem starts again on the good tire. Or bring the worn one back and have it checked first.
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Old 03-11-2019, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by wezie View Post
Bent axle or spindle.
Did you run over or back the trailer over any curb or other solid object?


worn out on the inside and the outside
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Old 03-11-2019, 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Thalasso View Post
worn out on the inside and the outside
didnt see that, yes under inflation!
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Old 03-12-2019, 02:00 PM
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Overloaded bias ply tires switch to radial ply your problem will be solved
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Old 03-12-2019, 02:58 PM
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Questions..
Tires.....
Bias ply or Radials?
Axles...
torsion or springs?
Pressure...
what pressure are you running in them and what are they rated for?
Hubs ....
Have you serviced the bearings lately?
The bad tire wear could be from a worn out bearing set. Wobbling? Jack it up and check that hub for slop or play side to side.
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Old 03-13-2019, 03:56 PM
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I've learned to switch to radial tires and go up one load range. That has solved my problems with odd tire wear. "Thanks to what I have learned on this site".
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Are the tires bias ply or radials? What brand of tire (brand being an indicator of quality)? In my experience, a bias ply tire can wear funny for no real reason. Overloaded bias ply tires wear out fast and never evenly.
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You could be turning too much??

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