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Old 09-13-2009, 01:36 PM   #1
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uneven tire wear

just returned from a cross country trip 11k miles on a new set of 15"
radials.. (dico 225/r75 load range e)...i have a new duraflex 5000lb axle...
i have noticed extreme tire wear on the outside edge of the tires on both the left and right tires...tire pressure is ok and the trailer tracked like a laser at all speeds... could this be a toe-in problem with the axle....????

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Old 09-13-2009, 02:23 PM   #2
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Sounds like tread separation.
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That's what I was thinking. Had a car one time that had the same issue and it was determined to be the toe alignment. How that could that be on a trailer I don't know. How they fix it on a trailer I don't know.
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That's what I was thinking. Had a car one time that had the same issue and it was determined to be the toe alignment. How that could that be on a trailer I don't know. How they fix it on a trailer I don't know.

They do align trailer axles
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Toe is easy to check with a ball of string and four jack stands. Set up string between two jackstands on each side of the trailer. Measure out from the center of the trailer to the strings on each side, making the dimensions equal by moving the jack stands as required. Once you have the string set up parallel at hub height, just measure from the string to the wheel front and back. Racers align race cars like this all the time
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