Experienced Opinions Needed - Tire Issue

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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The spring brake engaged on that wheel at some point.

Air must build up in the entire system in order to have sustained pressure necessary to release and hold the springs in a released state. If the spring brake in that wheel was not adjusted and/or worn, it might have “set”, while the other three had enough pressure to maintain their release. You dragged this wheel around for a bit (obviously). I am not a mechanic, however that is the only logical explanation I can think of based on the information you shared.

One question though...

Why did you move the truck when you were unable to maintain safe pressure? Hopefully it wasn’t very far and not on public roads.

I was moving when the chamber went, and travelled to the first safe place I could find to get out of the roadway.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Was the trailer heavy when you drug it? It's possible that side as newer brakes so they held better or any maybe that tire had better traction for some reason. It really does not take much to flat spot a tire especially if the trailer is heavy.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Was the trailer heavy when you drug it? It's possible that side as newer brakes so they held better or any maybe that tire had better traction for some reason. It really does not take much to flat spot a tire especially if the trailer is heavy.

Yes it was 45000 pounds

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Was the trailer heavy when you drug it? It's possible that side as newer brakes so they held better or any maybe that tire had better traction for some reason. It really does not take much to flat spot a tire especially if the trailer is heavy.

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Yes it was 45000 pounds

That will do it, you have to be careful with that kind of weight, it does not take much to flat spot a tire.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Was the trailer heavy when you drug it? It's possible that side as newer brakes so they held better or any maybe that tire had better traction for some reason. It really does not take much to flat spot a tire especially if the trailer is heavy.

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Yes it was 45000 pounds

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That will do it, you have to be careful with that kind of weight, it does not take much to flat spot a tire.

I pretty much always have 40K and up. And always going through mountains, it seems. Lol

I dragged 45K through MA up to ME today.

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