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Old 03-31-2009, 02:43 PM   #1
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Tire cupping

My 1976 31' International has a problem with the cupping of one of the tires. The right front tire begins to cup with only a few hundred miles on the tires. I have heard there is away to align the frame, but I can't find anyone that seems to know who does this knid of work. I only run biased tires. Track

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Old 03-31-2009, 03:59 PM   #2
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First off are you sure that tire is balanced? If you are happy with the balance and think the axle is bent Gommers in Chambersburg Pa can align the axle. A test for alignment is to lay a straight edge aside the tires and check for a gap. I use an 8 ft florescent light bulb.

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Old 03-31-2009, 04:32 PM   #3
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You are less than a 5 hour drive from the factory. Take it there. It may not be the axle. It could also be a bad bearing. They can test and fix whatever it is in less than a day and you can stay in your trailer overnight for free.
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Old 03-31-2009, 05:25 PM   #4
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It could also be a problem with the axle, you didn't say how the tire was cupping, but when our Argosy needed an axle, one of the tires had cupped tread in a diagonal pattern from inside of tire toward the outer edge of the tire. The outer edge of the tire was worn worst.
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Old 03-31-2009, 06:04 PM   #5
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Ditto on the pattern. Different patterns mean different things. Can you post a photo?
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