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Old 07-11-2013, 04:22 PM   #1
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Angry Uneven tire wear

I purchased a Cherokee Grey Wolf 25rr TH in Aug 2012. I put around 1000 miles on tires before storing for winter. April 2013 I removed from storage and cleaned trailer. Noticed that curb side front tire and road side rear tire had uneven wear form middle of tire to outside. This is a tandem axel trailer. Called my dealer they said need to do a laser alignment. Laser alignment came back with "This procedure indicates both rear hubs have severe caster issues. All 4 hubs show camber issues the worst of the 4 is the csf (curb side front) and rsr (road side rear). Recommend replacing both axles".

My dealer wanted to send both axels to FR and sell me 2 new axels. I said no and contacted Lippert the manufacture of the axles. I sent them pictures and both the hanger measurement and the alignment sheet my dealer filled out. Long story short Lippert is telling me "At this time, I do not believe the issue is held within the axles. I believe that you may see a difference if you change your tires to a radial style tire rather than the standard bias ply. I believe that maybe the issue lies within the tire itself. at this time I do not think this would be considered an issue that LCI would cover". I responded asking if the issues were with the tires why would my dealer tell me I have severe caster and camber issues. Waiting on response.

Sorry for the long post but I am getting frustrated and do not know what to do if they come back and say this is not a axle issue. Any ideas or suggestions?

Here are the measurements my dealer sent me. I have no idea what they mean.

Hanger measurment.pdf


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Old 07-12-2013, 06:13 AM   #2
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Go back with the piece of paper saying your attorney will contact them shortly. Your axles were improperly place on the frame when welding the spring hangers. This is causing some tire to "push" against the road, and others to "drag" down the road. Over time this will obiviously wear the tires out, but will also damage the bearings inside the hubs.
Your dealer is right that the axles need replacing. They need to force the issue with Lippert, but that may be difficult to make happen because of the dealer-forest river-lippert relationship
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