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Old 04-16-2012, 08:27 AM   #11
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I have always had even wear on my trailer tires, and never needed to rotate them.
Anyone having problems with uneven wear has a suspension issue.
Those who rotate tires to "even out" the wear are just ignoring the problem.
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:33 AM   #12
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I have always had even wear on my trailer tires, and never needed to rotate them.
Anyone having problems with uneven wear has a suspension issue.
Those who rotate tires to "even out" the wear are just ignoring the problem.
I respectfully disagree with your opinion and feel you are misinformed.
I would ask you to back up your claims respectfully.
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:49 AM   #13
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RonLynn, just keep an eye on your tires. If there is any abnormal wear, you should take it to an alignment shop. You probably couldn't measure the slight difference it would take to cause a problem. And you wouldn't be able to fix it. But most likely, you won't have any problems.

turbo, my facts come from experience and common sense. My last fifth had the same tires, never rotated, for 10 years. They were worn down to the point of definitely needing replacement, and they had ZERO signs of abnormal wear.
Trailer tires simply roll along in a straight line, and the only forces that would cause uneven wear are a bad alignment, or possibly an out-of-balance issue. If it is the latter, get your tires balanced, as that is a good idea for many reasons.
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RonLynn, just keep an eye on your tires. If there is any abnormal wear, you should take it to an alignment shop. You probably couldn't measure the slight difference it would take to cause a problem. And you wouldn't be able to fix it. But most likely, you won't have any problems.

turbo, my facts come from experience and common sense. My last fifth had the same tires, never rotated, for 10 years. They were worn down to the point of definitely needing replacement, and they had ZERO signs of abnormal wear.
Trailer tires simply roll along in a straight line, and the only forces that would cause uneven wear are a bad alignment, or possibly an out-of-balance issue. If it is the latter, get your tires balanced, as that is a good idea for many reasons.

Makes sense to me.
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The op asked if he should rotate under normal tire wear not abnormal as you stated.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:30 AM   #16
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trailer axles are not zero camber nor are they zero
toe. Since they have toe and camber they don't just
roll in a perfect straight forward situation.
they will have wear that can be corrected by rotating
just like a car that would have toe and camber.
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"trailer axles are not zero camber nor are they zero
toe. Since they have toe and camber they don't just
roll in a perfect straight forward situation.
they will have wear that can be corrected by rotating
just like a car that would have toe and camber."
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Even if that was the case, if all of the alignments measurements were correct, rotating the tires would have no effect. Only if one, or more, of the axles were out of alignement would you get uneven wear.
Rotating tires on a car/truck is done mostly to even out the wear on the drive and non-drive tires.
turbo, where is your proof that rotation is necessary?
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:42 AM   #18
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I have feathering on my tires - all 4 with only 2000 miles from factory to my yard rolling on them. FR dealer locally won't touch unit under warranty because it was not sold by them. Its been a problem in getting $123 recovered from FR from Sept '11 Claims for small problems.
Can hardly wait to see what they say about the tires.
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"The op asked if he should rotate under normal tire wear"
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No, the OP did not say that.
He wanted to know if he should rotate to "even out" the tire wear. That would indicate to me that he did not have "normal tire wear".
No need to make things up to prove some point.
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MilCop, with only 2000 miles on the tires, you probably have an alignment issue. Are the tires feathered differently on the passenger side that the driver's? Are they all feathered toward the inside, or the outside?
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