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Old 11-10-2015, 06:09 PM   #1
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One tire wearing faster than other three

Just noticed that the curb side front tire is wearing faster than the other three. The wear is on the outside tread area. The other three tires are fine. Tire pressure is checked regularly and the trailer is towed level. Any ideas as to why this is happening?
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Old 11-10-2015, 06:48 PM   #2
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1 tire wearing faster than other three

That wheel is most likely out of line. Find a good alignment shop and get your trailer checked out. The two front wheels should be in alignment in relation to the hitch ball socket. The two rear wheels in relation to the fronts after their alignment. Your trailer will then tow straight and true. Your tire wear will then be even and normal. If your alignment shop can/will not do it that way, find one that can. Most are not equipped to do this kind of alignment. Lots of measuring and axel tube bending involved, but so worth the great result.
I have had both of our Airstreams done at Hewitt Alignment in Stockton CA.


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Old 11-10-2015, 07:01 PM   #3
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Would this be covered under the warranty?
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Old 11-10-2015, 07:11 PM   #4
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I had the same trouble, once.

I struggled to find the reason. Blamed it on wheel, alignment, etc.

I swapped it to another position and it alone continued to wear.

Turns out it was simply a bad tire.

I suggest rotating your tires and track the outcome.

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Old 11-10-2015, 08:58 PM   #6
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I had the same trouble, once.

I struggled to find the reason. Blamed it on wheel, alignment, etc.

I swapped it to another position and it alone continued to wear.

Turns out it was simply a bad tire.

I suggest rotating your tires and track the outcome.

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Thanks JD, I will try that.
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Old 11-10-2015, 10:20 PM   #7
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I had a similar problem with a tire on my 14 inch 23 footer. Did what JD did.

Replaced tire and that took care of it. I do not recall which side of the trailer, although it was the inside tread on mine.
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Old 11-11-2015, 01:03 AM   #8
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Yep, sometimes a tire will just wear screwy, and never straighten up.




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I do have a straight edge and will check to be sure there isn't a major alignment problem. I'll just swap this tire for the spare. Going to put 16" on at some point.
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1 tire wearing faster than other three

It is said that you should not change sides when rotating radial tires.

That said, I don't always do what "they" say.

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We found more wear on the curb rear on our 25FB as have several friends. I put the trailer on individual wheel scales and that tire was carrying 200 pounds more weight than the other three.
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I have had the same trouble twice- simply bad tires-
Those look like Goodyear Marathons by the tread pattern in the picture.
I rotated mine, kept them properly inflated, never hit a curb-
They will only last 3-4 years no matter how well you take care of them.
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It was the front right and Carlisle tires on my previous trailer.
It was the left rear and Goodyear Marathons on this trailer.
Once I got new tires, I noticed the other 3 also had tread separation, just not as bad as the 1-
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