Originally Posted by medic149
I actually had both tires on the same axle blowout because the inside tread of both tires wore down to the belts. Couldn't even see the wear until you crawled underneath. I've seen posts from people saying that Jayco and Drexel know of the axle problem, because the axles were rated too low for the trailer. My dealer won't even give me the time of day and just says there is nothing we can do, you'll have to buy new axles!! I hate RV dealers!!!! Now I'm stuck and have to find some repair shop that can help me.
Anyone else have any thoughts?
I have a question AND a thought. Were the tires on the rear axle? I've found that the rear tires tend to wear on the inside edges, due to the fact that when turning corners, the fronts track the road surface evenly, but the rears are subjected to sideways forces against the road. This, in my opinion, causes the inner edge wear. My first set of tires, after 30k miles, had the steel belts showing, rear tires only, inner edges.
When your TT is in a tight turn, the trailer tends to pivot on the front tires. The rear tires, especially the one on the inner side of the turn, tend to skid sideways over the road surface, grinding off the rubber.
Rotating the tires regularly will even out the wear, but even so, eventually all will show more wear on the inside edges. I suppose that if you wanted to eke the most life out of the tires, you could at some point have the remounted, flipped 180 degrees on the wheels.
And that's my thought for the day.