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Old 06-24-2013, 04:29 PM   #1
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Realignment of triple axle

Recently returned from a three week trip and found tires on my 1993 34' triple axle to be wearing in a weird pattern and axles probably need realignment. We live in Vermont and trying to find someone in the Vermont area who could realign these axles properly. Does anyone have suggestions???
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:11 PM   #2
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Try Justin Taylor at Nomad/GSM in Plattsburgh, NY. They do nothing but custom work on vintage Airstreams. He did a great job on my 72 Overlander.
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A shop that services big trucks and trailers -- tires/brakes/alignments -- is my choice.
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Could it be normal "scrubbing" wear from turning with the triple axles??

Someone here posted about using an 8' flourescent light bulb, placed along the 3 tires, to do a check.

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Old 06-25-2013, 07:46 AM   #5
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The belts in you tires possibly causing tread distortion.
Also too much air or not enough tire pressure can cause tire problems.
If you trailer isn't level with your truck when pulling ,you can put more trailer weight on the 2 rear axles and not the front causing abnormal front axle/tire wear pattern.

Anybody else that has opinions concerning this, please chime in!!!
If your trailer tires are more than 5-6 yrs old you might want to change them.
They are at their maximum life expectancy!!
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:07 AM   #6
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Recently returned from a three week trip and found tires on my 1993 34' triple axle to be wearing in a weird pattern and axles probably need realignment. We live in Vermont and trying to find someone in the Vermont area who could realign these axles properly. Does anyone have suggestions???
What's the age of the tires?

Is the running gear properly balanced?

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