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Boat Trailering Guys,
Hello, I need a little help. I own a 2005 Magic Tilt aluminum trailer with tandem axles,GVWR is 8000 lbs,new Towmaster tires size ST205 75 D14, F78 14 st class C .The boat is a 2005 Polar 23ft walkaround, 5000 lbs dry weight. My problem is that I keep having blowouts. The last tires had less than 600 miles on them, all tires were within 1 pound of max. pressure. I had only been driving hour and a half at 58 to 60 mph.Hubs are cool, tires are hot.Always pass. side of trailer, different axle. Please , any help would be much appreciated.Thank-you Keith
Answered on: 4/2008
Two things to check: 1. Check axles for trueness. Make sure that they are not bent and/or misaligned. Measure from the rear cross frame to the center of the axle on both sides and on both axles. You should get duplicate readings from side to side. If not you need to realign the axles. 2. Check for the balance of the load. If there is more weight on the starboard (passenger) side that may be the reason you keep blowing out.