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extreme tire wear 2 months 6 days ago #1

I recently purchased a 2016 Sequoia, my 3rd fifth wheel. Before I purchased it I inspected the tires but only on the passengers side. Later after the purchase and several trips I noticed the other side tires were worn badly. I replace all the tires and went on a 2000 mile trip. I inadvertently inspected the tires upon returning home and the tires on the drivers side are again worn especially on e of the tires.



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extreme tire wear 2 months 6 days ago #2

Time for an alignment...

Take it to a trailer service department. They can fix you up! It must be pretty bad to have a tire worn out after 1 trip.

While you're at it, you might consider balancing the tires as well.

And double check the U-Bolts...Maybe one is drifting...

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extreme tire wear 2 months 6 days ago #3

Totally agree with the alignment recommendation. Mine when new wore both drivers side tires, especially the front one, significantly in about 5k miles, had alignment done & found both castor & camber were way off on both axles, tires have worn even/true now for 55-60k miles since.
The alignment shop foreman said he gets lots of Lippert axles to align as Lippert initially aligns them to their specs which is correct until rv is loaded then alignment is off.

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extreme tire wear 2 months 6 days ago #4

You'll probably have to go to a large truck repair shop, because of the length and height. I've had several 5ers done. (About $150/axle). They physically bend the axles with chains and a hydraulic ram :)

Some of the later Redwoods had the Lippert Correct Track that allowed for some minor adjustment without bending, but I think the change to Mor-Ryde LRE under Keystone eliminated the Correct Track.

Agree on balancing tires too. The factory doesn't bother, and it only takes one out of whack to really do some damage, especially because you don't know it is happening. I did a video of mine so I could see what was happening (short of just riding back there). It was better than I thought:

It would be interesting for someone to make a before and after video with the Mor-Ryde IS installation :)

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