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Old 08-17-2012, 06:56 PM   #21
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Axle bent upwards is consistent with wear on the outer edges. I was under my trailer recently installing Horst probes and don't recall seeing any bend in the axle.
Why would the axle bend upwards? I have wear on both the inside and outside edges.
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Old 08-18-2012, 02:32 PM   #22
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Why would the axle bend upwards?
Beats me. As far as I know it should be straight. If anything, overloading the trailer should cause the axle to sag (bend downwards at the middle).

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I have wear on both the inside and outside edges.
That is typically seen when the tire is underinflated -- a specially bad situation on trailers since there will be additional heat buildup and consequently increased risk of a blow-out especially is the tire is close to its rated load limit.
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:41 PM   #23
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Beats me. As far as I know it should be straight. If anything, overloading the trailer should cause the axle to sag (bend downwards at the middle).



That is typically seen when the tire is underinflated -- a specially bad situation on trailers since there will be additional heat buildup and consequently increased risk of a blow-out especially is the tire is close to its rated load limit.
I agree but I always checked the tire pressure for that exact reason it has been 50lbs since new. I think they are just cheap tires I am going to replace them with good ones and see if I get the same result. If I do then it is an alignment issue but if they last over 5K then I know it was the tires. They don't call them China bombs for nothing.
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