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Old July 28th, 2011, 02:34 PM   #1
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Default car hauler tires wearing on the outside edges

I pull with a f350 dually so I put a lot of the weight on the tongue. I have the tires aired up to their max 50psi and researching indicates outside worn edges are an under inflated tire.

Both sides and both axles have the same wear. They are Bias ply tires but I'd assume that would not matter???

Anyone else have this same issue or am I just always loading it up wrong? It pulls great with no swaying.
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Old July 28th, 2011, 02:47 PM   #2
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Are you using LT or ST tires?
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Old July 28th, 2011, 02:52 PM   #3
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X 2 on the type of tire. If you are loading it that heavy- get a set of load range "E" or "LT" tires.

On the other hand- from turning (especially with a tripple) you do wear the outside edges of the tires 1st.
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Old July 28th, 2011, 03:55 PM   #4
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Mine do that also. I assumed its from turning alot. Watch your axles pivot when you turn, lots of side drag on those trailer tires.
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Ah turning makes sense. They are load range C.. which came with trailer when bought new. .... seems tires are wring. Sticker on front say range d and lists the specs.
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Load range C sounds pretty crappy... What is the weight spec's on the tires? I would go to a D range tire.

I got a set of Goodyear ST's for my car hauler... They are the more HD ST tire, and ST tires are built to have less side wear.

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If this is a single car hauler, load range E tires are overkill. I use them on my 37' gooseneck that is rated for 20,000 pounds. You should have D's though.
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is it just the front set of tires or the rear too?
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Should be d as sticker states that....I need to replace soon so ill get d. They wear on both axles.
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