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Old 08-22-2016, 12:25 AM   #1
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Normal tire wear?

I've now towed my Eagle around 8,000 miles total since taking posession late last year.

I noticed the other day that one of the tires is almost bald along the outer edge, the other three tires look mostly normal.

Is there a maintenance item for regular wheel alignments? Is this something I should expect the dealer to address? I check tire pressure before each trip.

Not sure how I could have prevented this, but 8K miles seems awfully low mileage to start replacing tires.
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Old 08-22-2016, 10:34 AM   #2
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Any thoughts?
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Old 08-22-2016, 10:36 AM   #3
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Check and see if all 4 tires are aligned.


A level, hard surface. Two 20# sledgehammers and a piece of string will tell you all you need to know.


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I can see that one of the tires on my 19RD is not perfectly parallel with the rest. The repair would take changing the axle since the problem is how the spindle was welded into the axle tube.


Since we run only about 1,000 mile/year, I'll be replacing tires based on age long before any show significant wear.
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Only noticeable wear I've ever experienced is on the front axle tires and mostly on the passenger side. These tires will skid around a tight turn in a gas station or parking area. Think the wear is heaviest at lower speeds.
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Check and see if all 4 tires are aligned.


A level, hard surface. Two 20# sledgehammers and a piece of string will tell you all you need to know.


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I can see that one of the tires on my 19RD is not perfectly parallel with the rest. The repair would take changing the axle since the problem is how the spindle was welded into the axle tube.


Since we run only about 1,000 mile/year, I'll be replacing tires based on age long before any show significant wear.
I suspect they aren't given the abnormal wear.

My question is this: would this be covered under warranty?

I guess I'll have to call the dealer (and maybe Jayco) to get an answer. I'm overdue for putting my trailer in to get the warranty items addressed, but the problem is... I use my trailer, LOL!

Most things I can fix myself or overlook, but this one seems a bit more significant. Maybe they just assume no one puts enough miles on their trailer to consider alignment a big issue? I realize 8K miles in 9 months is probably the exception rather than the norm.
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I suspect they aren't given the abnormal wear.
My question is this: would this be covered under warranty?
I guess I'll have to call the dealer (and maybe Jayco) to get an answer. I'm overdue for putting my trailer in to get the warranty items addressed, but the problem is... I use my trailer, LOL!
Most things I can fix myself or overlook, but this one seems a bit more significant. Maybe they just assume no one puts enough miles on their trailer to consider alignment a big issue? I realize 8K miles in 9 months is probably the exception rather than the norm.
Tire warrantees are particularly troublesome, since tires are considered a wearing (consumable) component. And the tire manufacturer is normally responsible for honoring the warrantee.

However, if it is a provable defect in the way the trailer was assembled, I guess you can file a claim under Jayco's 2 year warrantee. Will they replace all 4 tires? Just the 1? Fix what caused the unusual wear? You are going to have to figure out what you want and then try and collect.
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tire rotation.

do you park your TT, in your driveway? What is your approach like? asphalt or concrete street? Always come in from the same direction? The reason I ask, is at my new house, I have worn one tire down a lot. Our approach backing into our driveway requires a sharp turn, with a lot of tire scrubbing, on a pea gravel impregnated asphalt. It really has chewed up one tire. Discount tire recommended regular tire rotation.
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tire rotation.

do you park your TT, in your driveway? What is your approach like? asphalt or concrete street? Always come in from the same direction? The reason I ask, is at my new house, I have worn one tire down a lot. Our approach backing into our driveway requires a sharp turn, with a lot of tire scrubbing, on a pea gravel impregnated asphalt. It really has chewed up one tire. Discount tire recommended regular tire rotation.
The trailer is kept in a storage facility when not in use, usually park it in front of the house a day before a trip. I really don't see that causing this type of wear though.

I can rotate the tires, I think that's probably the best idea so far. But seems like they shouldn't wear this much in 8K miles even without rotation.
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Here is a picture of the tires in question:

Passenger side front:


Passenger side rear:


Driver side front:


Driver side rear:
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