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I have a dual axle trailer and I make it a point to always check tire inflation. But the front tire on the right side of the trailer is wearing on the inside while the other three tires are fine. What am I doing wrong? D. Everette, Rockville, MD
Answered on: 6/2005
MIKE: Check your axle for trueness. Since it is only the one side that is wearing improperly, a bent axle could be the culprit. GEORGE: It's one of three things: (1) tire inflation is too low. I know you check it but read the pressure on the sidewall and make sure that's the number you are using. (2) Like Mike suggests, you have a bent axle. (3) This is a long shot but take a look at how your boat is loaded. If you have a lot of weight on the front starboard side, that could be the reason. I know it seems unlikely, but I've seen this very case a number of times.
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