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Old 11-24-2014, 05:35 PM   #1
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Odd Tire Wear on Toad

I tow a 2010 MINI Cooper Clubman behind our MH.

I just came back from a 10,000 mile trip and put the car on a rack for some maintenance, 3 of the tires have extreme wear, through the steel cords on the inside of the tires, back 2 are the worst. The rest of the width of the tire has 50-60 percent tread left and the wear is only on the inside one inch which would indicate an extreme camber setting with the top of the tire leaning way in, but that is not the case, the camber settings have been the same for 80,000 miles.
I have only towed this car for the last 10,000 miles and the tires were new when we started so I am wondering if there is something in my tow setup that could cause this. I am using a Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain tow bar and base plate. I need to verify that my tow bar attachment to the base plate is centered, but I wouldn't think that could cause that kind of tire wear.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.


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Old 11-24-2014, 06:46 PM   #2
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Hi Bill,

You also need to check the drop/rise in the tow bar. I think they say anything more than 3" either way is too much.

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Old 11-24-2014, 07:02 PM   #3
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Sharp turns from a dead stop (or near dead stop) will cause the toad to drag sideways a bit. Moreso on MH's with longer tail swings. Do you make a lot of sharp turns after having come to a complete stop? Perhaps when maneuvering through a parking lot or other tight area?

Is your toad's steering wheel unlocked?

Just a couple of thoughts...

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Old 11-24-2014, 07:05 PM   #4
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One thought is that 1 side of the toe bar is longer then the other.

Could the base plate be loose on one side? Was it shimmed and they fell out?

Hook it up, toe it straight, stop and measure from rear MH wheel to rear toad wheel, on each side to see if there is a difference.
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