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Problem with my Trailer

Winterized my motor recently and stopped at a local gas station to fill my tank. I noticed one of my trailer tires was badly worn on the outside. Upon inspecting the opposite tire I noticed it was worn on the inside. Not a smooth wear, more like a chopped thread.
It's a EZ Loader trailer I believe, custom fit for my Crestliner Fish Hawk 1600. I remember checking the tire pressure at the beginning of the season and there definitely wasn't any issues.
Not sure where to begin. First thought bent axle. Although I didn't hit anything I'm aware of.
Seemed like there was alittle play in one of the tires when I jacked the trailer up. So I figure bad bearing. But if I have a bearing go on one side it's not going to cause the other to go bad?
I have the # for the trailer company but haven't had a chance to consult them yet.
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Re: Problem with my Trailer

Do you notice any pull when towing the trailer? If you got one tire out because of a bad bearing it could be pulling on the other side causing it to cup. I'm thinking you would notice this when towing.

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Re: Problem with my Trailer

I could be your axle is cocked on the frame. A bad bearing on one side shouldn't cause the other side tire to wear.



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Do you notice any pull when towing the trailer?
Nope. I'm not sure where to begin with this one.

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I could be your axle is cocked on the frame. A bad bearing on one side shouldn't cause the other side tire to wear.
I was thinking the same thing John.

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Re: Problem with my Trailer

You could alway take some measurements from the axle to the tungue of the trailer. You would probably get looked at funny taking to the garage for a alignment....

Could also measure the distance from tire to tire on the front and back of the tires. It should be the same.

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Re: Problem with my Trailer

Check your leaf springs. If one is cracked or broke it will make the tires wear unevenly. Sounds stupid but are the tires original? Did someone put a tire on one side that is bigger then the other?

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Check your leaf springs. If one is cracked or broke it will make the tires wear unevenly. Sounds stupid but are the tires original? Did someone put a tire on one side that is bigger then the other?
Tires are original, leaf springs are good. I'm on vacation this week and an finally going to have the chance to work on it. Thanks guys.

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Let us know what you find.



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Re: Problem with my Trailer

Got it jacked up and on blocks. Hopefully will get to it in the next few days. Thanks for all the replies.

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