Bent frame or bad alignment

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  1. kay_ray

    kay_ray Light Load Member

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    Hey guys i have a weird thing going on with my trailer tires. Tires are wearing wavey on the inside .trailer is 8 months old. The only thing i can think is truck alignment being bad or the truck frame is bent because trailer dogtracks to the left while driving and when i park trailer and truck are never straight its always little diagonal. Any help will be appreciated.
     
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  3. pavrom

    pavrom Road Train Member

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    I have seen bad alignment on new trailers ...reputable one
     
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  4. kay_ray

    kay_ray Light Load Member

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    My truck did the same thing to my previous trailer that had fresh alignment done on it.
     
  5. pavrom

    pavrom Road Train Member

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    ...maybe its truck then
     
  6. lester

    lester Road Train Member

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    I'm no genius but I think the truck would have to be going dang near sideways before it had much affect on the trailer tire wear.

    New trailer doesn't mean the alignment is good. So manufacturers might run each trailer on an alignment rack but I'd bet many just measure it close. Even if they do align them they will settle in differently once you start using them. Also some axles come with camber already put in them and some don't
     
  7. mudflap77

    mudflap77 Medium Load Member

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    My brand new trailer straight up from the factory was way out. If I remember correctly was out by 2.25 "
     
  8. Ridgeline

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    They run them on an alignment rack?

    never saw that.

    every new trailer gets an alignment check and almost everyone is off.
     
  9. 77fib77

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    Bad bushing on the 5th wheel will cause trailer to drag dog leg.
     
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