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Old 12-14-2008, 06:58 PM   #1
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I have developed a wear pattern on one shoulder of only one front tire-the other 3 shoulders are fine. Its a 45 degree corner bevel, about 1/4 in. wide, running the full circumference of the tire. Does this sound like its a castor issue?

Assuming I need an alignment, can anyone recommend a good shop between Dallas and Tampa for me to get this done?
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I have developed a wear pattern on one shoulder of only one front tire-the other 3 shoulders are fine. Its a 45 degree corner bevel, about 1/4 in. wide, running the full circumference of the tire. Does this sound like its a castor issue?

Assuming I need an alignment, can anyone recommend a good shop between Dallas and Tampa for me to get this done?
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Old 12-15-2008, 06:11 AM   #3
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Did you check the wear pattern on the inside edge of each front tire?
I had a similar problem and it turned out to be the rear duals out of alignment. So I would suggest that you get an all wheel alignment. Check with your chassis mfg. for a recommended alignment shop.

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As a further note...once that wear pattern has started it will continue. When you have your alignment done you might ask and have that tire rotated to another position. Most likely will require a dismount and mount of two tires.

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Old 12-15-2008, 06:30 AM   #5
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Slabman,

Top 3 in our shop for single tire wear is loose wheel bearing, shock or tire pressure.

It's when both tires are wearing that you can look at Toe, caster and thrust angle settings for causes of tire wear.

I don't know of any shops in your area.

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Interesting, Keith. I know my pressures have always been at 110-115#, so that's not it. You bring up a good point, since only one of four shoulders is wearing. I guess I can look at that shock to see if it's leaking, but beyond that.....guess I need to get to a tire shop somewhere. Thanks for your comments.
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Bob,

For your size coach the pressures sound close. Have you done the normal weigh the coach and set pressures off the results? Inexpensive place to start. Nothing against tire shops we have some good ones around here, just make sure they have up to date equipment that gives you a printout of results.

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Old 12-17-2008, 07:23 PM   #8
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Oh yeah, Keith. Had it weighed at Spartan and have been closely following pressures. They stay the same, so I rarely have to add air. I carry a compressor with me just in case.

The coach has about 19,000 miles on it, prob. 10K of this since Spartan initially aligned it.
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Bob: In Orlando is one of the very best shops available. I don't have the number handy the name is Josam's. PM me if you can't find number and I will try to get it.
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