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Old 10-09-2019, 03:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 10-09-2019, 04:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Any play in the wheel bearing?

Or possibly a bent axle....
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Old 10-09-2019, 04:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Any play in the wheel bearing?

Or possibly a bent axle....
I dont know how the axle would have got bent. Gonna have to jack it up and check the wheel bearing. Could the tire just be dry rotted or bad? It did sit for a few years in a shed without being used until last winter when I borrowed it to my brother in law and then this trip up to Hazelhurst, WI and back from Madison, WI.
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Jack it up... I'll bet money your torsion band broke (inside the axle). This happened to me on my 4-place Triton (it's a 2001 so....)

You can also check the alignment of the axle... see if it moved. Measure from a point on the tongue to each hub. They should be the same.

Meanwhile... you could "store" those sleds in my garage
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Why does one sled have the front shock turned out (normal) and the other facing in. Seems like that'd be a bitch to adjust.
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One has IACT.
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Why does one sled have the front shock turned out (normal) and the other facing in. Seems like that'd be a bitch to adjust.


one has iact and the other doesn't


edit: drako beat me to it
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my tritons . i have 2 both do the same after many miles i turn them around on the rim on the older one that stays in the area and wear em right down the other that rolls back and forth to chitown gets new tires often . just my way of use . never slow on hiway . if ya were real crafty you could bend your axle to adjust the tire to ground contact pattern to match the crown on the roads ya travel on mostly i'm not that picky . one is a 2003 the other a new 2015 both do same crap after lot's of hi speed trailer runs worse unloaded than loaded they are so light

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Old 10-09-2019, 06:01 PM   #9 (permalink)
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yes tires can go bad, they have dates on them for a reason
NEXT, I will guess bearinsg are BAd or need adjusting
OR a few other things like
could be axle slide back, the normally have a little wiggle room to adjust for straightness!
your heavier sled rides on one side of trailer more often?
trailer BENT
axle bents?
or just BAD tires out of round or balance
as these small tires cannot be balanced, as they center on lugs , there not like car and truck tires! that can be balanced!

I replace mine ever 5 yrs MAX
after that there ticking time bombs IMO
get lucky or NOT,
and down time and changing tires on side of roads SUCK!
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Balance those tires and you wont have that problem
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