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Old 11-26-2016, 03:20 AM   #21
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My problem came early on in my 5er "career". I had odd wear on the then new truck after hailing our Big Sky for a few months. My tire guy said it was the pin weight lifting the front end. Even though my DRW is a one ton, I put air bags on it. Lifted the rear end slightly, and in 8 years I have never had that problem again.
Had that very same issue maybe 3 years ago and posted it on this forum. Our local Goodyear dealer here in Florida said he sees that all the time on folks towing heavy 5th wheels with high pin weight. The outside thread was wearing on our front tires. Installed rear air bags and the problem was solved. Had new front tires installed before we left Florida for the winter and never had the problem with the new tires.Our front end has never been aligned although it is checked every year.
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Old 11-29-2016, 01:14 PM   #22
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I weigh the same on the front axle loaded or empty per the cat scales.
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What make and model truck do you have. Our 2009 Quad cab Silverado 3500 DRW Duramax adds weight to the front axle as we load our 5th wheel when I reach the TV GW rating by loading the fifth wheel my front axle is very near the max axel weigh rating. My 5th wheel is mounted in the location specified by GM which is forward of the center line of the rear axle if my memory serves me correctly is about 1 inch.

In accordance with GMs recommendation the tires are rotated every oil change and I get even wear all around the only disadvantage to this is having to purchase all new tires at the same time and this next tire change will cost extra because my spare is now 7 years old and will have to change it as well. I am averaging 60,000 miles on a set of tires.

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Old 11-29-2016, 01:15 PM   #23
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I weigh the same on the front axle loaded or empty per the cat scales.
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What make and model truck do you have. Our 2009 Quad cab Silverado 3500 DRW Duramax adds weight to the front axle as we load our 5th wheel when I reach the TV GW rating by loading the fifth wheel my front axle is very near the max axel weigh rating. My 5th wheel is mounted in the location specified by GM which is forward of the center line of the rear axle if my memory serves me correctly is about 1 inch.

In accordance with GMs recommendation the tires are rotated every oil change and I get even wear all around the only disadvantage to this is having to purchase all new tires at the same time and this next tire change will cost extra because my spare is now 7 years old and will have to change it as well. I am averaging 60,000 miles on a set of tires.

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Old 11-29-2016, 01:41 PM   #24
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I have a 2013 ram 4 door dually.I have 6,000 pound front axle and my front axle weighs 5,560 pounds loaded or empty.I rotate all my tires at 5,000 miles and all seem to wear evenly and i have 56,000 miles on my truck. I have about 13,000 of those miles towing.
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Old 12-04-2016, 06:32 PM   #25
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Good deal Kenneth. It seems you can look forward to good tire performance. I don't remember the exact weight number (at last check it is all within weight ratings) but my TV front axle weight increases about 400 lbs when towing. I do use air bags to help with the ride height, keep the headlight aim and now that several have mentioned it, the front end probably benefits from the air bags, too. I rotate my tires at 5,000 miles as well and have passed 130,000 miles on my Truck.

Other than an occasional tire problem with my Michelins having tire separation, and once I had one tire with an outside tread wear that was corrected with a tire alignment, my ride is doing okay. It was nice to read the OP found his alignment problem and got it corrected. Happy towing everyone.
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