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Old 08-24-2019, 12:57 AM
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Tandem Trailer..front tires hotter?

Trailer is a 2003 MC tandem axle.

So on way home from lake today I stopped did my trailer walk around and noticed the front tires on both sides of the trailer were 30-40 degrees warmer then the rear tires. (yes I had a temp gun) .
Hubs were cool,brakes were cool, rotors were cool also.

What would cause only the front tires to be warmer? More weight over the front axle?
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Old 08-24-2019, 01:21 AM
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Assume you checked all pressures cold and they were equal?
Unless your front end was way lower or suspension messed up it seems weird.
Maybe alignment of front axle? Toe in or toe out maybe?
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Old 08-24-2019, 09:55 AM
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Odd. Maybe a silly question but, are there brakes on both axles?
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Old 08-24-2019, 12:05 PM
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Axle misalignment, trailer not level front to rear, hanging calipers would all come to mind right off the bat.
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Old 08-24-2019, 12:51 PM
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trailer not level or additional weight over the front would get my vote
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Old 08-24-2019, 04:22 PM
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brakes on both axles.and the brakes were cool when I tempd them.

Only thing I can think is my truck had items in the bed and maybe this caused the rear of the truck to squat more putting more weight on front tires of trailer.
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Old 08-25-2019, 12:50 AM
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That can cause it. With torsion axles, it is important that the trailer is level with 2 or more axles. Torsion axles do not have the load equalizer that leaf spring axles have.
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Old 08-27-2019, 09:52 AM
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brakes on both axles.and the brakes were cool when I tempd them.

Only thing I can think is my truck had items in the bed and maybe this caused the rear of the truck to squat more putting more weight on front tires of trailer.
That will do it every time.
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Old 08-27-2019, 11:29 PM
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Thanks for all the replys guys. It got me thinking there has to be more going on here.
So I really looked hard at the front tires today.

I have big problems.
The inside 1 inches on both front tires are worn a lot more then the rest of the tire.The tires have negative camber.
So I looked at where the torsion axle goes into the main axle and there it is.
The rubber is worn out inside the torsion part of the axle.

Where is a good place to get replacement parts?
Has anyone on here replaced the rubber in the torsion axle?
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