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Old 11-26-2011, 08:55 PM   #1
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Tire wear question

Running Marathon's on my 2011 Jayco 365 BHS. Just got back from Nebraska and noticed this bald spot on my front right axle tire. I estimated that the tires have 15K on them. The other three have great tread life left. Has anyone seen a bald spot like this? The tire folks said its just a bad tread? I hate to drag back to dealer. Any ideas? Is it the tire or do I have an axle issue??
My old Keystone (i know sorry to admit I owned one) had same issue but with 3 tires wearing bald spots on outside tread. That was due to axle pins not put in at factory. I traded that one the day it came back from dealer.

I have added 2 pics. The bald area just covers about 8-10", rest of outside tread is normal and with tread.
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Old 11-26-2011, 10:41 PM   #2
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Difficult to say for sure...., like you said "could" just be a bad tire. I would have the axle checked out under a warranty service claim at your Jayco RV dealer, that way you have a paper trail. If the dealer says all looks good, I would put the new spare on and watch for any tire wear while within the 2 year warranty. If the spare starts to show wear, then you know the root cause is a mechanical issue, not rubber.

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I agree with Bob but would think it would be an alignment problem or possibly a bearing problem. For sure get it checked out by your dealer. I wouldn't take the chance on ruining a second tire though, I would ensure whatever caused it was corrected.
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I would also document it with the dealer. It is not normal and needs to be investigated. A Goodyear tire dealer can also adjust the tire for a new one if that is the problem.
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I would think if it was alignment problem, that it would be the same all the way around the tire. Because trailer tires usually are not balanced, it could be a tire that is way out of balance. A heavy spot on the tire with no shocks to help dampen the imbalance can have a snowball effect on tire were.
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A loose wheel bearing will also make that type of wear pattern. Something is not right.
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Check the brakes wires to the other tire on that side... I found out the hard way if a wire breaks the other tire does all the braking on that side and it wears the tire out in no time at all.
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Thank you all for the advice. I will check the following items and report back.
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My old Keystone (i know sorry to admit I owned one) had same issue but with 3 tires wearing bald spots on outside tread. That was due to axle pins not put in at factory. I traded that one the day it came back from dealer. .
Not the only one to make the Keystone Mistake. I had a 2004 ZEPPELIN.. death trap on wheels...ever have a wall fall off your trailer while going down the highway?
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Not the only one to make the Keystone Mistake. I had a 2004 ZEPPELIN.. death trap on wheels...ever have a wall fall off your trailer while going down the highway?
We also had a Keystone Montana. It was a money pit for us. None of the problems were exactly Keysone caused. We had brake problems, furnace problems, AC problem, Dometic problems, and Lippert problems. The only real Keystone problem was a pocket door that I could not keep on the track. They were responsible for all the cheap parts that were problems.
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