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Old 10-10-2016, 03:49 PM   #1
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Uneven Tire wear

Just back from our Columbus Day trip with our 2015 X18D and I notice that we have severe tire wear on one of our 4 tires.

We have probably covered 4500 miles with this trailer from new and three tires look almost new and one is showing thread.

I have two questions
1) any ideas on what is causing this?
2) would it be covered under warranty?

Here's the worn tire


And for comparison here's one of my good ones
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Old 10-10-2016, 03:52 PM   #2
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I would hope that it is covered under warranty, but you can bet they will try to blame you for bending an axle. Get it to the dealer and documented before your warranty runs out.
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Old 10-11-2016, 07:57 AM   #3
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I just had a tire do that on my last trip.. 700 km and it went from looking like your bottom tire to looking like your top tire.. Had to be bad belts... drove home on the spare and it still looked like new..
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Old 10-11-2016, 12:37 PM   #4
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Cause? Bent axle, bad or improperly adjusted bearings, bent or damaged axle components.
Covered? Maybe, find the cause then follow through.
Get your spare on there before gong any further, that tire is close to blowing and could cause thousands in damage if it goes at speed.
Note, you might be able to see the problem yourself. Park on flat pavement and look under the trailer from the back towards the wheels. You'll probably be able to see if the wheel is misaligned considering how quickly this developed.
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I have a 2016 Jayco 355W and have premature wear on the rear right tire. I took the unit to a place to inspect the axles and they found both of them to be out of toe. I have submitted my info to Jayco for warranty for these costs, still waiting. Note, they made repairs to the existing axles, which are now okay.
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I have a 2016 Jayco 355W and have premature wear on the rear right tire. I took the unit to a place to inspect the axles and they found both of them to be out of toe. I have submitted my info to Jayco for warranty for these costs, still waiting. Note, they made repairs to the existing axles, which are now okay.
What does this mean? I noted a similar problem on both my right side tires [2014 white Hawk] after about 10k miles over 3 years. Left sides are like new but both on the right side show considerable wear on the outer rib similar to the top picture on the previous post. That pic may show wear on the inter rib, mine is on the outer rib but looks pretty much the same. The wear on the front right side tire is like the pic and the wear on the rear tire is less but still noticeable.

I will be heading out soon for a 1500 mile round trip. I replaced the right front and will keep a close eye on the right rear. If it gets any worse I will drop on the new spare. What does "out of toe" mean and how did they fix it??
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Mine was caused by a bent axel. When I tried to get it fixed under warranty, Jayco said it was my fault the axel got bent.... Hitting pot hole, hitting curb, overweight... etc. (really) Cost me almost $2500.00 to have both axels replaced in my 26BH
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They straightened out the axles on both front and rear
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They straightened out the axles on both front and rear
Understand toein or out on a car but TT axles are fixed and I never heard of adjusting toe on a TT. Just asking????
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Understand toein or out on a car but TT axles are fixed and I never heard of adjusting toe on a TT. Just asking????
It's not really adjustable, but there can be toe issues due to damaged, maladjusted or worn components (spindles and bearings), or misalignment during installation. Many (most?) trailer axles are designed with some positive camber so that they will flatten out to a neutral position as weight is added to the trailer. Negative camber generally indicates that the axle has been bent, likely through static or dynamic overloading. Dynamic overloading would be like hitting a road hazard (pothole or dip) that causes the trailer to land hard on the axle, temporarily pushing the axle beyond its load limit.
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