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Old 03-07-2005, 06:50 PM
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Scalloping effect... possible cause is bent axle. We had a bent axle and the scolloping effect wore the tires through in a matter of a minimum miles. The affect seemed to pattern a progressive larger flat spot diminishing through to smaller flat spots. The wheel wants to steer out, but is then pulled back inward and then process repeats itself, eventually wearing the scalloping look. Not to say this is your problem.... We replaced the axle and all was well again. It was an eagle trailer that came with the boat. We ordered the next larger capacity axle for the replacement. Good luck!
Bent or out of line axle. My take as well. Good call.
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Old 03-07-2005, 10:21 PM
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Yeah , tires don't cup themselves...gotta be some type of alignment problem(including a bent axle). Been there...done that
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Old 03-07-2005, 10:32 PM
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all you have to do is look who is asking the question.. you know craig, probb runs like 90mph in tow, busts up every curb he can, and must make one too many maneuvers to get where he needs to be. good thing he has that new junk box chevy, he wont even notice when he gets a blowout with his no name brand tire hes running pulling his baby.. what a clown, a swine, just a general waste of a man.. drop me a line any time if you need some hints about how to be a man.. MR. W
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Old 03-07-2005, 10:43 PM
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who says my axle is bent?
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Old 03-08-2005, 08:41 PM
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Hey Craig,

What ever Brand Tire you decide to go with, get a Radial Tire!! The only reason you would want to buy a Bias is because you can't afford a Radial!!! The Marathons are great tires for sure, that's whats on my Trl. I don't have a price list her at home but I'm almost positive our 225/75R15's D ply are around $70.00. and the Generals and Towmaster's are $50.00 The 205/75R15 C ply Marathons are around $60.00. with Outlined White Letter $69.00
When your shopping make sure the initials ST are in front of the Size of the Tire.

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who says my axle is bent?
MAN...... I wish I hadn't seen that before.
But the were radials!!!!
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I also need tires and my galvanized rims look like crap. Anyone know where to get a good deal on 6 nice Rims? They are a 6 lug. Should I go with Aluminum rather then chrome? My tralior gets dunked in salt water all the time.
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who says my axle is bent?
I can assure all of you experts that I have no bent axles!!!

My trailer is a 2001 Manning with three 6000 lb. axles. I'm sure that the wear is due to sharp turns at the ramp and at the lot where I keep the boat to get it backed into the building.
The tires that are on it now are "Loadstar" H78-15ST. What size does that convert to in radial sizes????

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I have seen lots of crappy tires cup themselves. Bent axles and misalignment is just one cause of cupped tires.
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I can assure all of you experts that I have no bent axles!!!

My trailer is a 2001 Manning with three 6000 lb. axles. I'm sure that the wear is due to sharp turns at the ramp and at the lot where I keep the boat to get it backed into the building.
The tires that are on it now are "Loadstar" H78-15ST. What size does that convert to in radial sizes????

Mitch...check your PM

what a tool this guy is.. chevy and all...
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