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wakesport
07-10-2006, 11:49 AM
On the way back from Michigan I felt a vibration from the trailer. Looked in the mirrors and saw the right tire bouncing. Backed it down to 65 mph and it went away. Speeded up and it came back. Pulled off quickly and checked the tires and here is what I found:

wakesport
07-10-2006, 11:50 AM
another shot

bcampbe7
07-10-2006, 11:50 AM
On the way back from Michigan I felt a vibration from the trailer. Looked in the mirrors and saw the right tire bouncing. Backed it down to 65 mph and it went away. Speeded up and it came back. Pulled off quickly and checked the tires and here is what I found:


That's not a Firestone!:eek3:

Scary stuff there wakesport!

wakesport
07-10-2006, 11:51 AM
and another

wakesport
07-10-2006, 11:52 AM
That's not a Firestone!:eek3:

Scary stuff there wakesport!

very scary. No that's a goodyear

Leroy
07-10-2006, 11:54 AM
WOW! Which goodyear, trailer rated?

atlfootr
07-10-2006, 11:56 AM
On the way back from Michigan I felt a vibration from the trailer.
Pulled off quickly and checked the tires and here is what I found:Gheeee wiz, I can't image whatever gave you any indication that something maybe terribly wrong.
Your lucky, that's all it was ...

east tx skier
07-10-2006, 11:57 AM
Had that happen on a van once (just before it shredded). Tire had a knot in it. I've heard it referred to as "out of round" as well.

RexDog1
07-10-2006, 12:01 PM
Well I am not a tire expert, but I did sleep at a Holiday Inn Express last night,
And it looks like heat delimitation how hot was it out?

billr
07-10-2006, 12:38 PM
How old are your tires??

6ballsisall
07-10-2006, 12:41 PM
Dang!! Glad you got it stopped before major catastrophe struck!!!

OhioProstar
07-10-2006, 01:03 PM
The camber looks off with the wear pattern to the outside of the tire. This probably didn't cause the seperation...but I am sure it was part of the problem. Normally seperation occurs due to proper inflation. I believe the Marathon is suppose to run at 50lbs.

Upper Michigan Prostar190
07-10-2006, 01:07 PM
thats pretty scary! Hope everything is ok!

TMCNo1
07-10-2006, 01:31 PM
I had a toe-in problem and wore the outside edge of two tires on a trip to Florida. A replacement axle I got from Mastercraft was bent during shipping to MC from the maunfacturer when they chained them down on the trailer to ship them. I was toed-in 5/16". Took the trailer to a local Tractor/Trailer repair shop and in 30 minutes they had it aligned to UFP specs. I have not had a wear problem since and keep tire pressure as specified.

wakesport
07-10-2006, 01:38 PM
Tires appear to be original. So, I am also now replacing the other side. Tire inflation was correct. Air temp was about 82 F when this happened. I'll check on the toe in.

Diesel
07-10-2006, 02:41 PM
Tires appear to be original. So, I am also now replacing the other side. Tire inflation was correct. Air temp was about 82 F when this happened. I'll check on the toe in.

Single axle trailer? What boat do you have?

Trailer tires take a beating. Keep them at max pressure.

If you have a 5 lug wheel pattern and a single axle you might be overloading the axle/tires. My 205 was shipped on a single axle with a 3500# axle but when loaded the boat and trailer was close to 4000#. I would go through one Goodyear ever other season and it would seperate just like your pictures. Finally got tired of it all and swaped in a 5200# axle. No more problems.