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My trailer has MorRyde IS 9k axles.  After returning from our 4 k mile round trip, noticed my right rear G114 has inside wear and scalloping. No one in Knoxville, TN area does trailer alignment especially on MorRyde. MorRyde sent me directions on how to align. Is there anyway to do a “shade tree” alignment until I can get it to either Nashville or Chattanooga so I won’t completely destroy another tire?  GeorgiaHybrid apparently has a place I can go  Kn8nYo5l.jpg

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5 minutes ago, HERO Maker said:

Welcome to GoodYear Tires on DRV's with problems.  It will be interesting after all this time if it's really a MorRyde issue!

You think it’s a tire issue, not alignment?

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Barnyard enjinearing........  find a 8' fluorescent light bulb, and put it against the tires, horizontally, at axle height.  It should touch each tire, front and rear.  Roll tires 1/2 revolution and see if you get the same results.

You can do the same thing with a string, if your arms are long enough.

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I was going to suggest the string line that Rickeieio suggested, but I'd add to pull a string from the back edge of the back tires, forward to roughly the hitch area. Drop a third string line down from the kingpin, then measure out to the lines on the side. A gross issue will be obvious without the 3rd string, but measuring out will confirm dimensions are in spec.

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I think it is an alignment issue. It has happened to us twice. Each time it was found to be out of alignment.  The first time was the passenger side front axle, it looked similar to yours but was on the outside of the tire.  The tire had 5600 miles on it and the trailer was only 5 months old.  A new tire was needed and an aligned was done by MorRyde.  The second time it occurred at the 21000 mile mark, it effected the drivers side front axle this time.  We are lucky enough to be only one hour from MorRyde and think we are going to have an alignment every 10,000 miles along with the bearing maintenance.  

If there is a spring shop near you they might be able to align it for you.

Good luck Bob

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3 minutes ago, Radar274 said:

These axles have both Caster and Camber adjustments

Yeah MorRyde sent me their instructions in case I had to take some place unfamiliar with IS.  Will see if I can post when I get to my computer. 

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2 minutes ago, SuiteSuccess said:

Yeah MorRyde sent me their instructions in case I had to take some place unfamiliar with IS.  Will see if I can post when I get to my computer. 

That would be very helpful.  I am starting to look for an alignment shop to take my DRV to and it would be nice to have the instructions.

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29 minutes ago, Chad Heiser said:

That would be very helpful.  I am starting to look for an alignment shop to take my DRV to and it would be nice to have the instructions.

Chad,

PM me an email address if you don’t see the instructions posted by tomorrow and I’ll email to you. 

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1 hour ago, SuiteSuccess said:

Chad,

PM me an email address if you don’t see the instructions posted by tomorrow and I’ll email to you. 

Thanks.  I sent you a PM.

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STATE   SERVICE CENTER NAME       PHONE NUMBER     ADDRESS     CITY   ZIP
AZ   Arizona Alignment Products       602-568-3923     22424 Meade     Buckeye   85326
AZ   RV Care Center       928-763-3301     1535 E. Ramar     Bullhead City   86422
AZ   Spectrac Parts and Services       480-545-5533     405 E. Baseline Rd     Gilbert   85233
CA   All Wheel Alignment & Brake       530-241-1010     18730 Old Oasis Rd     Redding   96003
CA   Tru Line Wheel Alignment       619-258-1800     210 W. Bradley Ave.     El Cajon   93308
CA   East County Alignment       619-562-4110     10741 Woodside Ave.     Santee   92373
CANADA   St.-Laurent Spring, Inc       514-336-1910     1142 St-Amour Ville     St. Laurent, QC   32254
FL   Horton Truck Service       904-388-1488     2525 W. Beaver St.     Jacksonville    
FL   Tampa Spring Company       352-690-1656     4225 W. Hwy 40     Ocala   30236
FL   Tampa Spring Company       813-933-2805     8820 Brooks St.     Tampa   52241
GA   Big Mo       770-948-7443     7190 Delta Circle     Austell   61264
IA   Greer Motor Frame & Axle       319-339-4678     2421 James St.     Coralville   52241
IA   Alignment Pros, Inc       712-258-7162     1719 Dace Ave.     Sioux City   51106
ID   Alignment Specialists       208-362-9087     2269 S. Liberty     Boise   83709
IL   Mutual Wheel       309-757-1234     3215 E. 1st Ave     Coal Valley   61240
IL   Bott's Welding Truck Service       815-338-0594     335 N. Eastwood Dr.     Woodstock   60098
IL   Burke Spring & Alignment       271-443-1888     100 E. Ross Lane     Tilton   61833
IN   Burke Spring & Alignment       812-232-5017     45 S. 12th St.     Terra Haute   47807
IN   MORryde International, Inc       574-293-1581     1966 Sterling Ave     Elkhart   46516
KS   Anderson Alignment Center       620-662-7671     725 W. 4th Ave.     Hutchinson   67501
KS   Holland Alignment       620-231-4420     306 E. 5th     Pittsburgh   66762
KS   Mac's Alignment       785-543-6647     47 US 36     Phillipsburgh   67661
MA   Tri State Truck Center       888-874-9120     411 Hartford Turnpike     Shrewsbury   1545
MI   Clyde's Frame & Wheel       248-338-0323     725 Cesar Chavez Ave     Pontiac   48340
MI   Gary's Safety Center       989-892-2013     407 S. Linn St.     Bay City   48706
MI   State Spring & Alignment       616-455-2650     734 Division Ave.     Grand Rapids   49548
MT   D & H Spring Machine & Welding       406-245-3997     826 Wonderpark Dr     Billings   59101
NC   Auto Spring Co       336-723-7001     1323 N. Liberty St.     Winston-Salem   27105
NH   Coastal Truck & Auto Body       603-431-7606     3600 Lafayette Rd.     Portsmouth   03801
NM   J & J Muffler       575-526-4068     1865 S. Valley Drive Law     Cruces   14606
NM   McBrides Spring & Weld       505-242-2174     1010 2nd St. NW     Albuquerque   87102
NV   Ewing Bros Truck & RV       702-382-9261     1400 A St.     Las Vegas   89106
NY   Thru-Way Auto Spring       585-254-6100     1069 Mt. Read Blvd.     Rochester   14606
OR   Henderson's Line-Up       541-479-2882     417 Henderson Lane     Grant's Pass   97527
PA   Point Springs       814-724-7746     11377 Mercer Pike     Meadville   37210
PA   Stanley Springs       717-257-5050     1300 N. Cameron St.     Harrisburg   76110
SD   Soo Alignment       605-582-7588     1204 E. Hemlock Blvd     Sioux Falls   57005
SD   Rapid Tire & Alignment       605-348-2502     1302 E Hwy 44     Rapid City    
SD   Linstadt's Alingment       605-892-4776     501 5th Ave     Belle Fourche    
TX   McWhorter's Truck Center       806-763-8208     213 N. Ave. U     Lubbock   79415
TX   Ft. Worth Champion Spring       817-332-2115     1117 Henderson St.     Ft. Worth   76102
TX   Ray's Champion Spring       682-350-3119     3336 S. Fwy     Ft. Worth   76110
WA   White Front Shop       509-457-5595     332 S. 1st St.     Yakima   98901
WV   Glotfelty       304-489-4110     Route 14/33 Clinton Ave     Parkersburg   26101
WY   Kelly's Alignment & Brake Service       307-235-7949     515 N. Elk St.     Casper  

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 Independent Suspension System Alignment Guide
  
INTRODUCTION
DESCRIPTION
The MORryde “IS” Independent Rubber Suspension System uses 100% Natural Rubber Springs to support the trailer weight and absorb road shock. By absorbing the shock, the rubber provides a much smoother towing experience than steel leaf springs. With the new MORryde “IS” Independent Rubber Suspension System, there are no more broken leaf springs! The towing is virtually hassle-free with the smoothest towing available for fifth wheels and travel trailers.
The Primary benefits that you can expect from the MORryde ”IS” suspension are:
SMOOTHER TOWING - the MORryde suspension has up to 2 1/2 times the suspension travel of leaf springs or rubber axles, allowing the MORryde suspension to absorb road shock much better.
IMPROVED TOWABILITY - the MORryde suspension is designed to “block” body roll, improving the cornering and stability of the tow vehicle and trailer combination.
AUTOMOTIVE STYLE ALIGNMENT - a MORryde first! You can manage your tire wear through toe and camber adjustments, a feature no other towable suspension offers!
HEIGHT ADJUSTABILITY - the MORryde suspension can be adjusted easily to accommodate different tow heights and to compensate for side-to-side load variations.
PROVEN DURABILITY - the MORryde suspension has undergone strenuous testing to prove it’s durability. The result? No more broken leaf springs!
        U.S. PAT. NO. 5,899,470

ALIGNMENT PROCEDURES
The design of the MORryde Independent Suspension System allows for automotive style toe and camber wheel alignment. This allows the operator of the RV to effectively manage tire wear under normal towing conditions. There are four bolts and one torque bracket per wheel that allow for these adjustment. Refer to the directions below for proper tow and camper procedures.
NOTE: Always adjust the camper first followed by the toe. ALIGNMENT SPECIFICATIONS
Camber (+0.5 degrees to +0.8 degrees) Toe (+0.01 inches to +0.06 inches)
ADJUSTING CAMBER
1. Connect the alignment machine and level the unit on the alignment turntables.
2. Loosen the four torque bracket bolts
3. If the camber is negative, add a shim(s) to the outside of the torque bracket.
4. If the camber is positive, add a shim(s) to the inside of the torque bracket.
5. A 1/4” shim will change the camber approximately 1 degree.
6. Tighten torque bracket bolts.
NOTE: The unit will need to be raised to add camber.
  CAMBER SHIM SPECIFICATIONS
Shims are available in three sizes: 1/4”, 1/8”, and 1/16”
1”
8”
1. Connect the alignment machine and level the unit on the alignment turntables.
2. Loosen the four torque bracket bolts.
3. Adjust the torque bracket assembly to obtain the correct toe readings on the alignment machine.
4. Tighten the torque bracket bolts.
   1/2”
ADJUSTING TOE
   NOTE: Toe adjustments can be eased by the use of a “port-a-power” or large adjustment bar.

TORQUE BRACKET ALIGNMENT
ADJUSTING CAMBER
1. Loosen highlighted bolt and nut assembly.
2. Add shims to the inside or outside of the torque bracket to achieve proper camber alignment.
3. Tighten 1/2” bolts to 60 ft-lbs.
4. Tighten 3/4” bolts to 180 ft-lbs.
ADJUSTING TOE
1. Loosen highlighted bolt and nut assembly.
2. Adjust torque bracket side to side to achieve proper toe alignment
3. Tighten 1/2” bolts to 60 ft-lbs.
4. Tighten 3/4” bolts to 180 ft-lbs.
      

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Hi Carl,

I would be curious to know why does the IS system lose it's alignment. Is the rubber parts not holding up ? What is coming loose ?  If you want to get the trailer to the alignment shop, why not just move two tires ? Is the trailer to heavy on that side ?  I am just thinking out loud. Wish you the best.

Al

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My alignment shop said it was tire issue and not the alignment!!!!!!

Everybody blames the other!

There has been a lot of discussion on the DOG owners FaceBook page regarding this.  Lots of those guys getting away from GY.

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40 minutes ago, HERO Maker said:

My alignment shop said it was tire issue and not the alignment!!!!!!

Everybody blames the other!

There has been a lot of discussion on the DOG owners FaceBook page regarding this.  Lots of those guys getting away from GY.

Yeah Rocky read those after you pointed me in that direction.  These tires were on my rig when we bought it.  Going to get realignment and then replace that tire with a Sailun and use as spare.  On my last trailer when I replaced G114s , went with Hankook and really liked that tire.  But will probably go with Continental or Michelins when I replace.

 

 

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21 hours ago, SuiteSuccess said:

Yeah Rocky read those after you pointed me in that direction.  These tires were on my rig when we bought it.  Going to get realignment and then replace that tire with a Sailun and use as spare.  On my last trailer when I replaced G114s , went with Hankook and really liked that tire.  But will probably go with Continental or Michelins when I replace.

 

 

Hi Carl,

My question to you is, why move away from a tire that you liked and it worked ? I am just curious. Why not Sailun ? You are going with the brand as a spare.

Al

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