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Posted: 09/22/20 01:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lay straight edge across tires.
should make even contact at both sides of both tires

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Check axle Upward Bow..... both axle should have same bow
Lay straight edge across bottom of axle tube centered
Measure distance from straight edge to axle tube...compare to other axle

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Buying a new TT tomorrow. Endurance 15" tires. Only 2 sizes. One is 600 lbs higher capacity. Happy to not be China bombs. Will buy the higher load. Chevman


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Replacing bearings and hubs seems very odd ! You should never have to replace a hub unless a serious bearing failure. Bearings usually start running hot or making noise before a massive failure.

Switch to LT tires and make sure they can carry your load with room to spare.

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Posted: 09/22/20 02:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

shinkebein wrote:

Our trailer weighs roughly 12,000 fully loaded and we drive 65 - 70 tops. They didn't mention replacing rims, only bearings and hubs.


If you don't have an alignment issue, consider switching to LT truck tires, Yes the same tires on the TV!
We bought our 2005 Copper Canyon in 2012 with the original LT tires on it. I checked them and ran for another four years.
When we replaced we bought Yokohama YK-HTX 235/85-16E's these tires have a lower weight rating than ST tires, but a higher speed rating (Much Higher). These tire have a 3,042# rating, I carry a little over 10,000# on the trailer axles with the 5er at about 12,600#.
On Edit: Do you cover your tires when not towing??


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My prior TT gave me all kinds of headaches with flats until I finally figured out the problem was a leaky rim. I ditched the OEM painted white rims and purchased 4 new aftermarket aluminum rims, problem finally solved.
The rims were cheap , the twisting and skidding forces the wheels endured when backing up and making a tight turn caused the rim to separate and leak.
I eventually sold those aftermarket rims to forum member Burbman when I sold thee TT and went to a 5th wheel


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I went to LT tires and got rid of our Marathons ST tires. How often does your truck have a blowout after all and it uses LT tires.


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I would recommend taking your trailer to a good truck alignment and axle shop in Houston. We had a similar problem with our tires and found RV dealers clueless. We are in Florida and are lucky enough to have a great truck frame and alignment shop in Orlando called Josam that does RVs as well. It was truly sad how poor our alignment was done out of the factory. Once our trailer was properly aligned, our issue with blowouts has disappeared. I hope I have not cursed myself by putting that statement in writing.


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Summer time ST tires blowout. ST tires cannot handle heat. Go LT and drive without blowouts summer and winter--as long as the pressure is right [emoticon]


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Posted: 09/22/20 05:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

hawkhill wrote:

It was truly sad how poor our alignment was done out of the factory.


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Posted: 09/22/20 06:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If the alignment was that bad I would expect a Bad wear pattern showing.


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