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Old 09-16-2013, 07:44 PM   #1
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5'er tires wayyyyy too close?? (pic)

So Im driving today in about a 45mi hr zone and a truck pulling a 5th wheel (non-Jayco) decides to pass me. I happened to notice while passig how darn close the two tires are to each other. We meet up at the following red light and looked over and Im sure you could barely slide a pencil inbetween the two! I also noticed a destinct wear line/pattern on the center tread (Im sure from rubbing). I could imaging at freeway speeds these tires baloon out enough to contact eachother and cause contact. The tires appear a bit oversized or the axels spaced too close to eachother but not sure which. The 5th wheel I would guess to be about the 30' range. Thoughts?? (edit: Yea I was very careful when I snapped the pic while driving )

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Old 09-16-2013, 08:18 PM   #2
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5'er tires wayyyyy too close?? (pic)

Wow that is close.... Probably put bigger tired on or something has shifted.
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:38 PM   #3
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it doesn't look like there is a whole lot of room between the tires and fenders either. I'd guess someone went for a bigger tire.
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Yep to close
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Looking a little to close for me as well.

Depending on the type of suspension on that FW the tires may actually come into contact as the suspension flexes over bumps, etc..

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Wow! Yep, I'd never do that - my guess was also that someone went with bigger tires. Bob's absolutely right - a pot hole at speed could really knock some things together!
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Wow. I bet he can't even get X-Chocks on those!
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I guess you can have Dullies touch each other without damage but this would certainly cause tire wear. He is probably just now noticing the tire wear as well... This probably falls under the even Duck Tape doesn't fix stupid thing but it may muffle the sound abit...

I'm sure you would seeing a puff of smoke and smelling burned rubber everytime he hits a rough spot on the roadway.

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