Little different, but along the same lines, my Shadow Cruiser is at Cruiser RV for some repairs and I mentioned the axle replacement (for heavier duty ones) to them. I was told directly that "it is up to specs, no need to change the axles." This somewhat concerns me because the repeated issues I've read. My warranty will also be over this year. While most of our use has been within 200 miles, we hope to keep it a good long while and eventually travel pretty good distances (once the kids get a little older). I have a 260BHS, any advice would be appreciated - not sure if I should push to change them even when being told they're the right axles? The 260BHS is slightly lighter than the 280 (but not much), maybe that little bit makes all the difference?
Looks like a camber problem to me. If it was toe wear the tread blocks would be feather edged. Yours look like they are worn smooth. Call the dealer and maybe email them the same picture. Let them know how far you've driven and how far you have to go to get back to them. see what they offer. Heck, contact the manufacturer also. Tell them you don't think it will make it back on the existing tires and will they reimburse you if you replace them so you can get home?
I contacted my contact at Cruiser, waiting to hear back.
These are those H188ST, which are evidently******tires anyway. It's probably a little bit of both the tire and the camber issue. I'll be in a place on Saturday that I could theoretically get some more tires put on, but I hate to do that knowing I'll just ruin another set.
Any other ideas for temporary fixes? I just checked cold pressure, right on at 50.0. The trailer should distribute the weight on all 4 tires, right? My front compartment is full of stuff, but the tongue shouldn't be overly heavy, but I would bet that more weight is up there. What about loading more of the "stuff" directly over the axles?
I said this in another post about the same type of problem. I had a tire on one side doing that same wear problem, and on the other side it was the tire on the other axle. I took it to a spring shop, and they found that the shakle bushings were shot, and the tires were running off at an angle. When they replaced your axles did they change the bushings in the hangers?
More details when I get some sleep, but we made it home an hour or so ago. We almost made it home, 12 miles out one tire blew, going from "okay" to out in a course of 200 miles. I was watching it closely but due to location and weather, could not do anything other than nurse them home. Nothing like changing a tire in a snowstorm. Cruiser is aware of the issue and has already agreed to take care of it all.
It's not a weight issue, btw, I verified it before we left and it was less this trip than the previous one and well within ratings, probably 1000lbs under (not carrying much and dumped all of the water for good measure.)
Should get it in for service this week, thanks for the heads up on the shackles!
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2007 GMC Yukon XL Denali - 6.2L, 6-speed
Just a quick update to those that were following my adventure. We're back now and the trailer is at the dealer having new axles and tires put on it (thanks to Lippert and Cruiser.)
I aired down the last right side tire a bit and drove 40mph the 30 miles to the dealer, no problems.
I talked to the guy that works on the trailers and he agreed with my original thought that the new axles they had put on were actually too heavy duty for the trailer, so the preload was causing them not to "seat" correctly (a heavier trailer would adequately put enough weight on them to "flatten" them out to the right level.
No issues on weight, I was actually well under the what I thought we'd be, which is well below the allowed Gross.
So, the good news is they are taking care of it all, we made it home safely, and not a huge deal. Once I get the trailer back, it'll hopefully be heading to new family!
What load rating axles were they going to put on?
I'm about 1100 miles into an 1800 mile on replacement tires, so far the wear seems normal.
Do you mean for the 2nd set? I'm not sure, but to me, they looked like the ones I had on my Forest River before, and the Cruiser ones looked less heavy duty ("thinner"). I should hear more from the dealer next week, so feel free to PM me.