12-23-2009, 06:20 PM
So I just talked to he Ranger Dealer regarding my un even tire wear and they said everything looked good, but they had no equipment to check the alignment ????? Anyways doing an on line search about tire wear indiates that I have a camber problem being to far positive because the outside of the tire is wearing more than the inside. But this wear is only happening with the front tires. I can't believe that the trailer is under loaded so as the tires do not have enought load to straighten out. I have mentioned before about toungue height and tire wear. The excessive front tire wear might indicate low tougue height, right? Next step is an alignment place.
12-23-2009, 08:41 PM
Are dual axel trailers set up with the ability to adjust Caster, Camber , and Toe-in/out? Are they independant "swing arm" axels? If you answer no to these questions...then the problem MUST be tongue height, or a really poor weld/ bolting job at the factory. alignment place will tell you. Good luck.
12-24-2009, 08:39 AM
The trailers are solid axle, no adjustment built in. When put on the rack and checked for alignment if a minor tweek is needed they will bend the axle to get the required angle correction. If the correction is too great the axle is normaly replaced. Most trailers are pretty weak in the axles and things like wrecks and tight twisting coners and curbs will damage them. The local spring and axle shop in Indianapolis charges 75.00 per axle to check and set them up. Normally if the axle is out of spec you can see it, i.e. tires leaning in or out or toed in or out. tires cost big bucks not a bad idea to let the local spring shop see it and make sure it is right.