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Old 10-03-2016, 03:45 PM   #1
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Rear right tire wear on 5th wheel toyhauler

I have a new 2016 Jayco 355W Toyhauler purchased this spring. I have put approximately 5000 miles on it this summer. I am getting premature tire wear (on the outer edge only) on the rear right tire. I always keep correct tire pressure (cold 80 psi) on all the tires. I have a TireMinder system which allows me to monitor the pressure and temperature on all 4 tires of the 5th wheel. It has never been overloaded. I have had it across the weight scales a few times. Is there anyone else having this issue?? My thought is that most highways are not exactly flat, they slope down on the right side. Thus the rear right tire is taking most of the weight distribution. I have the hitch on the truck as low as it can go without interference, in order to run the toyhauler as level as possible. Any ideas??
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Old 10-03-2016, 03:49 PM   #2
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Are you running the factory tires? There's a lot of chatter about the cheap tires installed by Jayco on the forums here. Sounds like many a RV have had tires blow out prematurely!
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Old 10-03-2016, 04:12 PM   #3
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Thanks for your input, yes it still has the (made in China) tires that came with the unit.
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Old 10-03-2016, 08:02 PM   #4
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Put a straight edge across all four sidewalls of the tires somewhere close to the center of the axles and see if your rear tire isn't toed in. All four sidewalls should Touch the straight edge or be darn close. My guess is that you will see a gap between the straight edge and the side wall off the rear tire at the front. Trailer should be pulled as straight as you can pull it for 50-100ft before checking to ensure you don't have any side load on the axles or springs from backing or turning.
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Old 10-04-2016, 07:28 AM   #5
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I will give that a try and update you, thanks for your input.
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Old 10-04-2016, 09:31 AM   #6
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It is very easy to fashion a quick check tool for tow in or out. Long piece of string and a small hook made from old coat hanger. Attach hook to one end and hook to axle or chassis in front of forward wheel. Now pull string tight until it touches forward tire on both sidewalls near axle center. String should also touch both sidewalls of rearward tire if tow is correct. Will NOT check camber angle but simple and cost effective. Hope this helps.
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Old 10-04-2016, 12:09 PM   #7
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When the factory tires on our North Point failed after 4000 miles, I replaced them with load range F and keep 95 lbs. of pressure. So far, so good.

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Old 10-04-2016, 12:10 PM   #8
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Do you have Westlake tires on your seismic wave? If so your right rear might look like this......
it wore on the outside, had alignment checked at a truck shop. Alignment ok.
I have about 7-8K on it when this happened. Since then I have gone another 4 K and have had to replace another one. I wore itself bald all the way across on the left side rear.
Jayco and Westlake wouldn't do anything for me........................Replacing with Sailun 14 plys, huge difference in quality.
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You got Westlakes? bet you do. this the right rear on a Seismic, about 7-8K on it. Warranty? tried and no go with Jayco or Westlake.
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Old 10-04-2016, 06:27 PM   #10
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it still amazes me that the rv manufacturers are still useing these tires. Absolutely amazing as you said they won't stand behind them. And the damage caused by a blow out can be very significant including loss of control of your rig. Makes you wonder how many other corners the manufacturers are cutting in the name of increasing profits. It's not like we're not paying a lot of money for these rvs. There expensive. Putting these tires on a quality rv is like building a new home and leaving the tarpaper on as the permanent roof. Failure is imminent as well as substatial damages. Jmo
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