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Old 10-30-2018, 11:13 PM
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Worn tire

My buddy has an X46 with a Mastercraft trailer. Noticed today that the front right tire was wearing heavily on inside shoulder to the point you can see the cords. All the other tires are fine. Not sure how to pinpoint what is wrong.

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Old 10-31-2018, 12:06 AM
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Probably just needs an alignment. Find an alignment specialty shop - they will simply bend the axle to bring the spindles into alignment. Will likely cost you a couple hundred bucks.
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Old 10-31-2018, 08:26 AM
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^^^^ This ^^^^

There are a bunch of articles on the web regarding brand new trailers with bad alignment causing tire wear and blowouts. People like to blame everything on a tire manufacture but a lot of times other forces such as extreme operating conditions, old tires and alignment are more the issue than anything else.
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Old 10-31-2018, 08:29 AM
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Is it not covered under the 5 year warranty?
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Old 10-31-2018, 08:36 AM
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All boat owners should take their trailer loaded however they normally use it into a good trailer shop at least once.

They can add backing springs, align tires, camber the axle, they can also add spacers over the axles for clearance and a variety of other services like different couplers etc. etc.
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Old 10-31-2018, 01:56 PM
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Is it not covered under the 5 year warranty?
Didnít think the trailer was covered under the 5 year...
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Old 11-28-2018, 02:21 PM
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If it is tandem axle trailer. Check the alignment between the two axles. ( measure from axle to axle on both sides). Measure to see if the axle is square to the trailer.
If your axle shift, realign and tighten u bolts.
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Old 11-28-2018, 09:20 PM
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I'd start by measuring toe-in across each axle. Just takes some straight edges against the outside of the tires and a tape measure.

I bought a hunting boat that came with new tires and wheels on trailer, pretty quickly figured out why when the inside edges on the tires wore very quickly. I was able to straighten the axle myself using the winch on my FJ40 and some creative rigging.
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Old 11-29-2018, 01:05 AM
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You should be able to look down from overhead and tell if the spindle is bent.

The old MC trailers you would have to replace the entire axle or cut and weld a new spindle on.

If the spindle is bent, put a new spindle assembly on.
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Old 11-29-2018, 08:34 AM
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You should be able to look down from overhead and tell if the spindle is bent.

The old MC trailers you would have to replace the entire axle or cut and weld a new spindle on.

If the spindle is bent, put a new spindle assembly on.
How old?!? My 93 dual axle trailer is doing this and I was hoping I could get it aligned still, without getting new axles.
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