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Old 05-15-2011, 10:32 PM   #1
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Scrubbing

Over on RV.net people are talking about alot of scrubbing on trailer tires due to the wide axles spacing in the EZ tow found on PT trailers among others. . I have not experienced that...Have any of you?
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Old 05-15-2011, 10:53 PM   #2
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No problem with mine so far.
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I haven't noticed any unusual wear. I have looked in the mirror when making a tight swing into a gas station or site and noticed the tires flexing a lot. It doesn't last long and the tires are fine.
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All multiple axle trailer will cause the tire to flex or scrub during tight maneuvering. I have not noticed any more than normal with my Lacrosse compared to other trailers/fifth wheels I have towed. I would take a little more scrubbing (if noticed) for the few times of tight turns compared to the stability during towing. Unfortunately there are a lot of negative replies by those that have no experience towing with this "newer" design.
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I haven't noticed any excessive scrubbing on our Windjammer but then again I don't have to do a lot tight turning. If excessive scrubbing ever does present itself one could gain extra mileage out of their tires by rotating the tires from front to back.
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Old 05-16-2011, 08:16 AM   #6
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Chances are good the tires are going to degrade from age before they wear out.
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Old 05-16-2011, 08:18 AM   #7
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No issues yet.

I keep a close eye on it and have never seen any ill effect from the spacing. I love the way it tows going down the road. Very smooth..

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Thought this thread was about washing the tires.......my mistake ;p
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Thought this thread was about washing the tires.......my mistake ;p
That's funny
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I have payed very close attention to this. I was concerned about this when considering my purchase options. This setup doesn't seem to scrub any worse. I have tried to listen to the scrubbing when parking versus my older trailer. The shoulders on the tires show no abuse. The tracks on the cement are about the same as the older trailer.

I know this sounds counter intuitive, but the wider setup seams to track through a turn vs scrubbing.

For your consideration...and thoughts.
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