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83trekker

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Posted: 06/23/19 03:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

i have my 99 27ft 5th wheel , went to go start repacking wheel bearings and noticed the right rear tire on the inside is totally worn off. Not sure when this started. Could a loose wheel bearing cause this? Seem a little loose when i was checking it.

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Yes it can. A lose bearing can camber the wheel.

I've seen junk tires do this also.


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I have maxxis tires and they have been amazing up to this point.

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I had the same problem once with only one tire wearing.

This is what I found causing the excessive wear.

Several years ago while going from Flagstaff to Albuquerque I had an axle collapse. It was replaced by Lippert but it was due to some very bad chuck holes that I could not miss due to the size of the chuck holes a very heavy truck traffic.

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When i get back out to my trailer i will look over the axle and shackles, thanks

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Take a close look at the tire to make sure it is very round and flat across the tread. MAXXIS are good but not perfect. I have had tread separation.

Also check the springs have a nice arch to them. Mine were flat and sagging bad enough at one point to throw the alignment off.

If you find absolutely nothing you can swap the tire to another position or get a new tire. If it repeats you are probably looking at a new axle.


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time2roll wrote:

Take a close look at the tire to make sure it is very round and flat across the tread. MAXXIS are good but not perfect. I have had tread separation.

Also check the springs have a nice arch to them. Mine were flat and sagging bad enough at one point to throw the alignment off.


Thanks will do, i have my 5th wheel at a storage place so next time i go out will look over everything like that too.

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When I bought our first TT used (99 Layton) I noticed uneven tire wear on the back two tires. Despite repacking the wheel bearings the problem persisted, so when it was time to get new tires, I repacked the wheel bearings, got the tires installed, and then made an appointment at a frame/alignment shop to have the axels looked at. They adjusted camber and the such and those new tires rode true and wore even until I sold it many years later.


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83trekker wrote:

Could a loose wheel bearing cause this? Seem a little loose when i was checking it.
Definitely can. Inspect the bearings carefully to make sure they're all okay. Might be wise to replace them all. Use good ones like Timken if you do.


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myredracer wrote:

83trekker wrote:

Could a loose wheel bearing cause this? Seem a little loose when i was checking it.
Definitely can. Inspect the bearings carefully to make sure they're all okay. Might be wise to replace them all. Use good ones like Timken if you do.


Not sure if I have seen that type of localized wear from a bearing. Typically it has been toe or camber that creates that type of wear. But I suppose the bearing could be so bad it is changing the alignment. I would think a bearing that loose would have destroyed itself by now.

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