Originally Posted by ConchyCamper
On the 250 mile ride home from the PO I lost the inside tread (about the first 1 1/2") on the curbside front. The Towmasters are old and checked between the treads and not the sidewalls which I thought strange.
We are getting new tires either way, but I would like to know is there a simple way to check this MOR/Ryde system for alignment and other factors that could have caused this.
I've trailered many a boat in my day and realize it was most likely the old tire but I want to make sure so I don't ruin the new ones.
You may be able to get some tech advice on alignment from the www.silveravion.com
site, or possibly MOR/ryde. Ours had a suspension carrier weld failure to the frame rail that caused a negative camber of the steer side wheel set. We had a local welder fix after the tires were removed and the suspension carrier was pulled back into its original position. I expected odd tire wear afterwards but there was none.
Barring any special equipment I would make up a straight beam and offset pointer tool to confirm wheel alignment (toe in/out, and camber. Simple hand measurements can be a highly effective way to measure alignment parameters.