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Old 03-04-2011, 06:12 AM   #1
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Tire wear

I have a 30ft Cardinal fifth wheel. I noticed that the driver side tire on the rear axle is warring the middle tread to the inside of the tire while the outside still having good tread. The tire on the other side is in good shape, I checked the bearings and their ok, I'm hoping it was just a bad tire and that I don't have a bent axle or it's not tracking strait, has anyone had this type of problem?

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Old 03-04-2011, 06:36 AM   #2
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You have a bent axle or a bad spindle. Al-Ko has had issues with both. Depending on year of the RV contact Forest River for a replacement, or take it to a truck frame shop for alignment.

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Old 03-04-2011, 06:37 AM   #3
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You didn't mention whether you are a stickler for checking tire pressure regularly. Also, inside load can effect wear on one side more than the other. Good Luck and happy camping.
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Old 03-04-2011, 07:16 AM   #4
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Check your spring shackles and bushings on that axle. You may have a combination of worn spring bolts and bushings

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Old 03-04-2011, 06:03 PM   #5
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I had the same problem, thought it was an axle. Turned out it was a bad Chinese tire...it was coming apart.
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I found my curb side tires wearing on the outside more than the street side. After much $ for alignments and very frequent pressure checking it was the same. I could find no one to tell me why. I concluded that the road pitches to the curb side and that the 5 er leans that way thus the uneven tire wear. I now will rotate tires each 6000 to 7000 miles when I get that far on the new 17.5" Michelin J rated tires.
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Originally Posted by hooverbill View Post
I had the same problem, thought it was an axle. Turned out it was a bad Chinese tire...it was coming apart.
Me also.. started with on outside tread, swapped the spare & problem went away.. then another tire wore in the middle..

Tread was separating from the casing.. They replaced the tires (with tires of my choice)
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sounds like either a toe-out problem or a camber problem.

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