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trailer tire worn on the inside (single axel trailer))

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by ant, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,442

    Seems to be worn almost to the belts on the inside of doth tires. Normal? Is rotation recommended?
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  2. Coastal Lawn Maintenance

    Coastal Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Posts: 485

    how long have you gone on them. sounds like you have a toe out. or you could have a bent axle.
  3. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,051

    Sounds like a bent axle or installed wrong.
  4. ParkWelding

    ParkWelding LawnSite Member
    Posts: 182

    Or overloaded.
  5. SouthValleyLandscapeMaint

    SouthValleyLandscapeMaint LawnSite Member
    Posts: 71

    bent axle from overloading the trailer
  6. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
    Posts: 4,231

    Worn bearings I have seen do this before.
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  7. bobw

    bobw LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 807

    I only ever owned one single axle trailer and it did the same thing. When I went to trade it in, they had to replace the axle, it was bent. Or in actuality, it was straight. There is supposed to be a slight bow UP on the axle but mine was perfectly straight.
  8. cms289

    cms289 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 81

    Bent, yep.

    I had a single axle, I wanted brakes (was towing with a ranger), so when I replaced it I went with a 5200 torsion axle. It was TOTAL overkill, but it took the weak, known to bend 3500# axle out of the mix. Was only 100 bucks more than the 3500 axle. I never had uneven tire wear. All I did was rotate them when I did the truck!!! They guy i sold it to used it for his bike racing, see it all the time. He has never had an issue. I got a 16x7 cheap cause the axles and springs are bad, i am going to rebuild it for a Legend car, and I will be doing the same thing, 2 5200 for the 2 3500. I would not do it unless you use the torsion axles, as the leaf spring type would bounce too much IMO.

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