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Old 09-25-2016, 07:20 PM   #1
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Odd Tire Wear on Keystone

Just returned from a 5K trip mostly on interstate Hwy. The rear two tires on my Keystone Springdale are worn smooth on the inside. The front two are fine. Why? I am running below 7000 total with two 3500 lb axles. I suspect because I am running 1.5 degrees nose up (Via bubble level on front of unit) it is overloading rear axle. Anyone else have any experience with this?
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I suspect because I am running 1.5 degrees nose up (Via bubble level on front of unit) it is overloading rear axle. Anyone else have any experience with this?
Since both sides are wearing equally i would agree it is due to you not being level. I had the same problem on a trailer once and learned the expensive way to ensure the trailer was level.

Also note that if you are running your fridge on propane while underway, level is good for it as well.

One sure way to ensure your trailer is level (other than verifying the surface you are parked on is level) is to measure the frame to ground on both front and back.
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It is definately High as as previous owner of TV upgraded to 18" rims from 16". Already lowered hitch on unit as far as possible but swapping out rims and tires is an expensive operation if the problem is something else.
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I have had a similar situation. I ended up getting a new shank with a longer drop. This is what solved my issue to drop the hitch. CURT 17120 Adj Hitch Bar 12 In X 5 625 In W/8 875 In Rise https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001EP0HVM..._sLt6xbH3KFMAA
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Running nose high will cause some minor tire wear but if, in 5K miles you have scrubbed most or all the tread off, I would check toe in and consider that you have a bent axle, possibly tweaked by a high crown road or a rock in a CG. My experience with running nose high on a past 5er or TT hadn't increased tire wear a bit.

Additionally, 18" wheels, and if they are originally from a 3/4-1 ton 8 lug pickup truck will most likely have the incorrect centerline offset backspace, measured in inches, not a few millimeters. Trailers, especially with Dexter axles are usually zero or very close to that number. With this said, I would jack up a corner, pull a wheel and check bearings as well as the backspace of the wheels. This is particularly true if you have Dexter Nevr-Lube hubs.

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