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Old 07-09-2007, 05:44 AM   #15
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Can I just vent a second on this issue. I have $600 in new tires, plus the new wheels that Andy recommended, and new shocks in the garage ready to go on the trailer. They have been lug centric balanced.

I'd love to have the entire hub assembly balanced the way Andy recommends but - when I've tried to find someone to do it they look at me like I'm an alien. Has anyone found anyone outside Inland that will do this procedure? The current tires are even on the curbside - the streetside are both cupped on the outer tire edge only.
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Thanks, Andy. We are about 270 miles N of Jackson Center so I guess we'll just call them and mosey on down there. I guess they should be able to balance it. Thanks for your information.

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Can I just vent a second on this issue. I have $600 in new tires, plus the new wheels that Andy recommended, and new shocks in the garage ready to go on the trailer. They have been lug centric balanced.

I'd love to have the entire hub assembly balanced the way Andy recommends but - when I've tried to find someone to do it they look at me like I'm an alien. Has anyone found anyone outside Inland that will do this procedure? The current tires are even on the curbside - the streetside are both cupped on the outer tire edge only.
Many truck tire centers can do that balancing.

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Old 07-09-2007, 10:59 AM   #18
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Thanks Andrew. I'll try giving a few a call.
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Old 07-09-2007, 11:17 AM   #19
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Flat spots on tires

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Your links did not work for me, so I could not view your pictures.
You may have a brakes problem.

I had a similar occurrance that came to my attention via a blowout.

Later investigation revealed that two wheels had leaking grease seals making the brakes much less effective on these wheels. The two good wheels were essentially doing all the braking work and were locking up the wheels causing the worn flat spots. I am guessing the majority of the wear occurred during one hard stop when a highway traffic light turned yellow as I was very near the intersection.

As a test to see if this could be your problem, find a dirt road with no traffic and intentionally make a stop from about 5 mph using only your trailer brakes with the controller set to a strong value.

Get out and look to see if all four wheels have locked up as evidenced by a little pile of dirt pushed in front of each tire.

What you might see is some wheels do not lock up while others are doing most of the braking work.

If all four wheels locked up OK, then your brakes may be OK and then you could consider other causes such as balance or alignment.

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Hi all,
in preparation for a trip I was checking the tires out and have found
a problem i'm confused/concerned about.
see pic at http://www.gulftel.com/3strong/tire1.jpg
http://www.gulftel.com/3strong/tire.jpg

This is on a 1974 ambassador, 29'.
So, dual axle and the problem is on one side only.
I see no loose bolts ect.
also it seems this problem occured within the last 1000 miles as I just checked the tire pressure before coming home on the last trip.
As you look at the tire, there is deep wear for 2-3" then all is well
for about 6" - 16" then another deep wear pattern, all around the
tire. This occured on both tires. Its almost like the tire is trying to become square in spots.


What could be the cause?
thanks
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