Tidewater1 (1/30/2010)Having a problem with a new tandem axle Venture trailer. Eating tires up on both outside edges. Front tires wearing about twice as fast as the rears. Running a 216 Tidewater on it. The tire pressures are good so I am at a loss as to what would get both edges at once. The trailer tracks great at all speeds also. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.
I see Venture Trailers can be had in either torsion and leaf spring axles.
If the front tires are wearing on the outside edge of each tire and not the inside edge, I would guess there is a toe-in problem with the axle.
Perhaps the axle was installed on the leaf springs in the wrong orientation? Is the bend in the axle pointing to the stern?
Or did the axle impact something and bend in the center and is now pointed to the stern?
Seems like if the rear axle tires are not doing the same, you should be able to detect a difference between the two axles, spindles etc.
Maybe put a long straight edge horizontal and level at the tire centerline. It should contact the tire sidewall in four places at the same time if nothing is toe-in.