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Old 04-16-2012, 10:06 AM   #21
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all feathered on the outside - except for the spare lol. all seem to be similar in pattern and tread being picked on.
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:11 AM   #22
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Sounds like a toe-in problem. Easily corrected though. Is it severe?
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:13 AM   #23
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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.

Not making things up to prove a point. Yes I read it wrong.
If you rotate the tires from side to side the tire will rotate the other way.
thus evening out tire wear.
Crocus he never said abnormal wear either.

Since trailer axles are not zero camber nor zero toe
And they do not have shocks they will wear with "cupping"
By rotating this in effect rolls the tires in the opposite
Direction there for "evening them out"



To the op yes rotating tires from side to side will even out tire wear.
Unless its very abnormal and obvious that there is an alignment needed.
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outside tread is almost worn 50 to 60 %
Thats from just bringing it home from Couch's and one outing trip locally. It goes in for a check this Thursday at a Non forest River dealer.

Neighbors 2012 Salem had a negative camber on the axles and needed them both replaced. 3000 miles and they were cooked on the insides
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:16 AM   #25
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outside tread is almost worn 50 to 60 %
Thats from just bringing it home from Couch's and one outing trip locally. It goes in for a check this Thursday at a Non forest River dealer
Now that would be abnormal tire wear.
its a toe issue
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Tires on a motor vehicle are rotated because of un-even wear caused by one thing- front steering axle. If a trailer's axles are properly aligned for your loaded trailer weight, you will have even flat wear on all tires with no benefits from a rotation.
Also radial tires should never be swapped side to side because your changing rotation and the stresses on the cords inside the tire will be pulled in the opposite direction causing fatigue ending in tire failure.
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:18 AM   #27
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MilCop, 50-60%? Yikes! yes, I'd say you do need to get it checked out!

turbo, "And they do not have shocks they will wear with "cupping". Sorry, but I have never experienced that. I would suggest the cupping is caused by another problem, probably out of balance. Like I said before, balancing the camper tires solves a lot of issues, and everyone should do it.
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Tires on a motor vehicle are rotated because of un-even wear caused by one thing- front steering axle. If a trailer's axles are properly aligned for your loaded trailer weight, you will have even flat wear on all tires with no benefits from a rotation.
Also radial tires should never be swapped side to side because your changing rotation and the stresses on the cords inside the tire will be pulled in the opposite direction causing fatigue ending in tire failure.
Respectfully Your last statement is just absurd sorry.
When you rotate tires on a car or truck don't tell me
they don't get criss crossed unless there directionals.
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MilCop, 50-60%? Yikes! yes, I'd say you do need to get it checked out!

turbo, "And they do not have shocks they will wear with "cupping". Sorry, but I have never experienced that. I would suggest the cupping is caused by another problem, probably out of balance. Like I said before, balancing the camper tires solves a lot of issues, and everyone should do it.
Agreed they should be balanced!
I will post a video later proving my point.

In our own versions we are both in affect "right"
I agree to disagree.
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Well that sure made for a healthy discussion

Obviously if one does not travel that much it's a moot point.

In 2 summers, I have accumulated close 18,000 mi of my tires and they are wearing out OK, well from a quick visual inspection.

I just wondered if rotation would make sense, as I do this rotation on my cars religiously.

It seems to me that trailer tires do more than just roll, they have different lateral g's or forces applied for example in turns and so on...

Thanks for your ideas.
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