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Old 10-09-2019, 06:06 PM   #11 (permalink)
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i run a automotive/ med, truck repair shops i balance those tires all the time
You every traveling and see sombudys axle on one side shaking its brains out!! wheels out of balance
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Old 10-09-2019, 06:17 PM   #12 (permalink)
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you can balance them, if you have a machine that does, but when you then place on the axle, it maybe out of balance, due to they center on the center of the axle on the trailer, NOT like regular trailer tires do!
and as such hey will vary from one axle to another

Larger trailer tires again, 100% balance, but most of the small clam shells like trailers it doesn't do any good!
plus a out of balance tire will normally wear in a CHOP on the tire,
not all on one side like this!


this place typically has the best tire packages for these types of tires!

https://recstuff.com/cart.php?suggest=584e0270d27e9\


also a BENT wheel will cause a tire to wear like that as well
and over the 30+ yrs of using these types of tires/wheels
I have bought a few BRAND new one's that were bent and had to be sent back

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Old 10-09-2019, 09:15 PM   #13 (permalink)
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If your axle is torsional I’ve seen that same thing when the torsional wears and as it rotates it goes out of alignment
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Old 10-09-2019, 09:48 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Jack it up and check the bearings. If they feel tight when you try to wiggle the tire, they're good. Check the axle mounting bolts through the fame, just to make sure they haven't corroded and the axle is about to fall out (it's oddly common, and I seen it....right beside me...at 60mph on the highway last year), hopefully yours are good. Observe the axle torsion angle, for lack of better term, see if it looks right and each hub is in a typical looking orientation below the deck. Then put two new tires on it and go. Nice sleds.
Call around. Might be able to buy quality tires all mounted on new rims for only a few bucks more than changing yours. Or it use to be like that anyway. I had two of those for 10-25yrs.
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Thanks for all the info guys. I'll have to get under there and check it out and see what happened. It's been totally fine since I bought it and this just happened on this trip to our dealer and back (400 miles round trip) Hoping nothing drastic happened under there. Glad we made it back without having the tire fail. Whew!
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My Brother and I picked up our 2020 Limiteds last weekend and man do they look sweet in person! The only thing I didnt like was the small bag that comes on it so we had the dealer swap them out for mid-sized bags. He also threw in a free tool kit since it didnt come with one.

Trailer Tire Question - When we got back we noticed one of the trailer tires on my Triton 2 place enclosed was wearing really funny on the outside of the tire. (see pictures) There is proper air pressure in them and I always grease my bearings once a year. Any idea what would cause the tire to wear like that? The other one looks totally fine.
Had the same tire issue on my triton trailer when i owned it. Mine was caused by only carrying my sled on the same side of the trailer many times instead of loading the sled in the middle of the trailer. Its what happens when you lose your riding buddies to other activities.
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My tires use to wear the same. Seems they look great, then all of a sudden one would look like that.
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My Brother and I picked up our 2020 Limiteds last weekend and man do they look sweet in person! The only thing I didnt like was the small bag that comes on it so we had the dealer swap them out for mid-sized bags. He also threw in a free tool kit since it didnt come with one.

Trailer Tire Question - When we got back we noticed one of the trailer tires on my Triton 2 place enclosed was wearing really funny on the outside of the tire. (see pictures) There is proper air pressure in them and I always grease my bearings once a year. Any idea what would cause the tire to wear like that? The other one looks totally fine.
What everybody else said. RecStuff can balance them before they ship.
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Old 10-10-2019, 03:11 PM   #19 (permalink)
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The spare is brand new so I'll throw that one on for now. Would I be able to use the worn tire as a spare or is that asking for trouble?
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The spare is brand new so I'll throw that one on for now. Would I be able to use the worn tire as a spare or is that asking for trouble?
Depends how far that spare ( the wasted tire) has to go if anything happened to the good ones. Do you feel lucky?
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