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  • Severe Tire Rub Issue

    We have a single axle trailer that came with our boat. I'm assuming it's a 1994 trailer to go with our 1994 Prostar 205.

    Last year, one of the leaf springs broke as we were driving home from the lake. We noticed the issue almost immediately and pulled over to see what happened. We happened to be about 2 miles from home, so my husband drove about 5 mph on the shoulder back to the house and parked it.

    Instead of replacing the leaf springs with mastercraft products, he went to a trailer place in St Joe, MO and had some custom springs made, based on our old springs. At first they seemed great - really raised the boat trailer up nice, and gave us more clearance. However, something we noticed right away is that pivot bracket (I"m not sure if that's the right name but it's a bracket that the leaf springs lay on) doesn't lay correctly underneath, like it used to.

    Within a few weeks (couple hundred miles of driving due to vacation and some ski show activities), our brand new tires were rubbing off really bad on the edge. It's almost like the tires are toed-in, if this is an alignment problem with a car. One tire was rubbing off on the outside edge and the other tire appeared to be rubbing on both edges. They are at the point where they won't last for many more miles and they are only a month old.

    Do you think this could be caused by the new leaf springs? Or, should we consider buying a new axle or spindles? We're not sure where to begin. Truth be told, we want to buy a dual axle trailer, but we don't know where to go about finding one of those either.

    We are going on our lake vacation in a few weeks and really need to get this fixed. We don't believe the tires will make it back down there this year.

    THANKS!!!!

    Shey
    Shey

    Driver & Skier for Pomona Lake Rough Water Warriors
    1994 Prostar 205
    http://www.TheWaterSkier.com - Founder/Blogger
    http://www.LakeAuthority.com - Founder/Blogger

  • #2
    This sounds like both a clearance problem and an alignment issue. I would take it back to the shop that did the spring work and lay this all out for them. They should correct the alignment issue and do what it takes to correct the clearance issue. Without pictures, it is difficult to know if the springs need to be replaced with the proper spring, or if there is room for any adjustment.

    If they don't make good on your tires, let me know and I will.
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    • #3
      Are you sure it's rubbing now vs you damaged the tires on the way home from towing it with a broken leaf spring?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by thatsmrmastercraft View Post
        This sounds like both a clearance problem and an alignment issue. I would take it back to the shop that did the spring work and lay this all out for them. They should correct the alignment issue and do what it takes to correct the clearance issue. Without pictures, it is difficult to know if the springs need to be replaced with the proper spring, or if there is room for any adjustment.

        If they don't make good on your tires, let me know and I will.
        Thank you! I need to take some pictures when we are near our boat again so I can hopefully describe this better. Maybe we will go pick it up this weekend and take it back to St Joe to explain to them.
        Shey

        Driver & Skier for Pomona Lake Rough Water Warriors
        1994 Prostar 205
        http://www.TheWaterSkier.com - Founder/Blogger
        http://www.LakeAuthority.com - Founder/Blogger

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        • #5
          Originally posted by TxsRiverRat View Post
          Are you sure it's rubbing now vs you damaged the tires on the way home from towing it with a broken leaf spring?
          Unfortunately, we had to replace the tire that it fell on. So we actually bought 3 new tires last summer....2 before the break and 1 after. The tire it landed on was replaced and I "think" it's the one where it has worn on both sides of the tire.
          Shey

          Driver & Skier for Pomona Lake Rough Water Warriors
          1994 Prostar 205
          http://www.TheWaterSkier.com - Founder/Blogger
          http://www.LakeAuthority.com - Founder/Blogger

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          • #6
            Originally posted by thatsmrmastercraft View Post
            This sounds like both a clearance problem and an alignment issue. I would take it back to the shop that did the spring work and lay this all out for them. They should correct the alignment issue and do what it takes to correct the clearance issue. Without pictures, it is difficult to know if the springs need to be replaced with the proper spring, or if there is room for any adjustment.

            If they don't make good on your tires, let me know and I will.
            My hubs said, since he purchased the leaf springs from a trailer guy who specializes in large trucks, (not boat trailers) and the guy asked my hubs if those particular leaf springs would work (and he said yes) he doubts that guy will help us fix the problem.

            He also said, if you wanna help us do something about our tires, he's listening
            Shey

            Driver & Skier for Pomona Lake Rough Water Warriors
            1994 Prostar 205
            http://www.TheWaterSkier.com - Founder/Blogger
            http://www.LakeAuthority.com - Founder/Blogger

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            • #7
              Originally posted by sheyski View Post
              ......... from a trailer guy who specializes in large trucks, (not boat trailers) and the guy asked my hubs if those particular leaf springs would work (and he said yes)




              There is a thread here about exactly what you need to do to fix the problem with the correct fix (part numbers, parts location, and cost estimate). Thread was back in early April, 2014 if memory serves me well. All info is there.


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              • #8
                I replaced my springs from Northern tool. the springs should be this size.

                http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...sSearch=125208

                Peter (that'smrmastercraft) tracked it down...

                repair should look like this - the axle assembly has plates to place springs in the right place
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by mikeg205 View Post
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                  Exactly the poster for the thread I mentioned.

                  Search is a great resource of info here.

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                  • #10
                    You guys are the best! Thanks!!
                    Shey

                    Driver & Skier for Pomona Lake Rough Water Warriors
                    1994 Prostar 205
                    http://www.TheWaterSkier.com - Founder/Blogger
                    http://www.LakeAuthority.com - Founder/Blogger

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Cloaked View Post




                      There is a thread here about exactly what you need to do to fix the problem with the correct fix (part numbers, parts location, and cost estimate). Thread was back in early April, 2014 if memory serves me well. All info is there.


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                      I will look for that thread. Thank you!
                      Shey

                      Driver & Skier for Pomona Lake Rough Water Warriors
                      1994 Prostar 205
                      http://www.TheWaterSkier.com - Founder/Blogger
                      http://www.LakeAuthority.com - Founder/Blogger

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by sheyski View Post
                        I will look for that thread. Thank you!
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                        • #13
                          Now that's what I call service!!
                          Shey

                          Driver & Skier for Pomona Lake Rough Water Warriors
                          1994 Prostar 205
                          http://www.TheWaterSkier.com - Founder/Blogger
                          http://www.LakeAuthority.com - Founder/Blogger

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                          • #14
                            that's why we have the best owners and best forum - but I may be a bit biased...
                            sigpic...A bad day water skiing still beats a good day at work...1995 Pro Star 205....

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                            • #15
                              Yeah, I was just thinking about how I am going to have to write up an awesome blog post for this forum on my website (when I finally relaunch the dumb thing). I used this forum a few years ago right after we purchased the boat and everyone was so quick to respond, problems were fixed right away.
                              Shey

                              Driver & Skier for Pomona Lake Rough Water Warriors
                              1994 Prostar 205
                              http://www.TheWaterSkier.com - Founder/Blogger
                              http://www.LakeAuthority.com - Founder/Blogger

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