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    tires wearing inside tread

    Thinking about sawing three fourths thru axle at top center jacking it up a little to widen gap and welding that bad boy back up... what do you guys think?
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    Re: tires wearing inside tread (NCsmallies)

    Before I'd cut anything, I'd take the trailer to aligement shop and see if they could fix it. might be just some loose parts or the ride height is off some.

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    Yeah, I've read 30 pages in this forum since I posted. I have just had a college education on boat trailers! Thanks!
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    Fayetteville? What u doin up at 3:30 am? Im working night shift.
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    Re: (NCsmallies)

    I'd check tire pressure before anything...

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    Re: (chunky t)

    Tire pressure to low will cause the tires to wear both inside and outside on the same tire. Tire pressure to high will cause the tire to wear out the middle first.

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    Pressure is correct. I did lose a wheel bearing last week and have read slot of threads on here about the bearings. I'm gonna put new bearings and seals and make sure that's right then I will check to make sure nothing is loose then ill check ride height then ill check camber with a level. After all that ill check toe. NOW, im assuming I need camber at 0 and a slight toe in, correct?
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    Toe and camber will be measured after hooked to truck and level, correct?
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    Re: (NCsmallies)

    <table width="90%" cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 align=center><tr><td>Quote, originally posted by NCsmallies &raquo;</td></tr><tr><td class="quote">Pressure is correct. I did lose a wheel bearing last week and have read slot of threads on here about the bearings. I'm gonna put new bearings and seals and make sure that's right then I will check to make sure nothing is loose then ill check ride height then ill check camber with a level. After all that ill check toe. NOW, im assuming I need camber at 0 and a slight toe in, correct?</td></tr></table>

    after you've done all the work your doing, take the trailer to a shop and have them do the alignment and adjustments for the toe and camber for you.

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 align=center><tr><td>Quote, originally posted by Hardhead1 &raquo;</td></tr><tr><td class="quote">

    after you've done all the work your doing, take the trailer to a shop and have them do the alignment and adjustments for the toe and camber for you.
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    Not sure how you can correct the alignment on a trailer with leaf spring axles....they are supposed to have positive camber before the boat is set on trailer...when the weight if the boat is added they will go to 0 or almost 0 camber...

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    I used to be in the alignment and frame business.

    Take it to a shop and they can adjust/bend your axles back into alignment.

    Cutting and welding is not recommended to align.

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    That makes sense^^^^....they can bend an axle back if it is bent...I wouldn't cut and weld on it either....if I had a bent axle I believe i would just buy a new one...I don't know if you could ever get it back to factory spec...


    Modified by chunky t at 9:08 AM 1/12/2012

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    My dad has a frame machine and if camber is all I need I'll chain her down and Jack up the center til the wheels are plumb with the boat on the trailer.
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    Looking at the trailer straight on the wheels look right but who knows. I thought about getting it out in the yard and pulling two strings barely touching the the tires evenly and making the strings 10 feet longer in front and behind the trailer and measuring between them in front and behind to check the toe. I'm doubting its the toe because the wear is very even with no stepping. Proper toe is a slight toe in correct? There shouldn't be any toe out right?
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    Re: (stogie)

    <table width="90%" cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 align=center><tr><td>Quote, originally posted by stogie &raquo;</td></tr><tr><td class="quote">I used to be in the alignment and frame business.

    Take it to a shop and they can adjust/bend your axles back into alignment.

    Cutting and welding is not recommended to align.</td></tr></table>

    + 1

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    Damaged threads when bearings came out and got tire wear anyway...ordered new axle today. Removed mine and took a look down it and sure enough, a downward bow instead of upward...2 weeks more.
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    Re: (NCsmallies)

    You can check the toe rather easily with a 2' level. Remove the wheel, center the level across 2 of the wheel studs and measure the distance from each end of the level, back to the frame. If you get a larger reading on the front side, you may have found your problem.

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    New axle should cure all!
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    Re: tires wearing inside tread (NCsmallies)

    From experience I'd bet that you have a cracked axle...

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