Excessive wear on spread axle tires, front rt.
What's the problem? Is it the tires or the trailer?
This problem is serious enough to stopping me from hauling, and maybe getting out of the business completely. This is the 2nd time this problem has happened. It's hair pulling. Neither KR or his alignment guy have been able to come up with an answer or any recommendations to anyone who can.
The tires were replaced by T/A . A Michelin rep believed the previous tires were not the right tires for the trailer. I've had new Michelin XTE's on this trailer for about 5,000 miles. I have the same problem with these tires as the previous tires. There are numerous flat spots worn down to 2/32 nds rendering the tires and the trailer useless at this time.
When I asked Kevin about this problem, when I had it the first time, he said he didn't know what was wrong. I was refereed to Mike Beckett. I don't recall a reason being offered to me by Mike, for the problem. My thoughts at the time was to changed over to the XTE. Based on discussion with Mike and the Michelin rep, was that the X Line tires were the wrong ones for the spread axle trailer.
I might also mention I called the trailer Manufacturer, Direct Trailer, and asked them about the problem. As I recall they had no explanation to offer me; which was not very helpful. Nor did they have any suggestions. So much for the manufactures concern for customers and there trailer performance for that matter.
The wear is so bad I have to stop hauling. The 2 tires are about $1,000 total, and they only lasted for about 5,000 miles.
If anyone has any experience with this tire/trailer problem please let me know?
I seems there's not much participation here on Kevin's questions and answers. Has it dropped off since KR shut down the website?
Is this a good question?