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Old 09-11-2015, 06:39 PM   #1
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Tire wear

Ok, I have been towing my 5r for three years now but have a novice question. Will the rear tires wear out faster than the front because of towing? I realized this week that my rear tires are almost down to the legal limit with about 26,000 miles on them of which I have towed 13,494 miles. (This is on a 2013 Ford Super Duty, please no comment about this would not happen on a Chevy or a Ram) I do rotate my tires twice a year but of course the same two always end up on the rear just as I begin towing season. The fronts still have 10/32.
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Old 09-11-2015, 07:07 PM   #2
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Ok, I have been towing my 5r for three years now but have a novice question. Will the rear tires wear out faster than the front because of towing? I realized this week that my rear tires are almost down to the legal limit with about 26,000 miles on them of which I have towed 13,494 miles. (This is on a 2013 Ford Super Duty, please no comment about this would not happen on a Chevy or a Ram) I do rotate my tires twice a year but of course the same two always end up on the rear just as I begin towing season. The fronts still have 10/32.

are you checking tire pressure on a reg bases?
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Old 09-11-2015, 07:12 PM   #3
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Constantly. 65 Front/80 back.

So to my original question. SHOULD rear tires wear faster because of towing?
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i have a 03 ram dually and have the same thing, plus the two outside tires wear faster then the inside
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Old 09-11-2015, 08:11 PM   #5
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Constantly. 65 Front/80 back.

So to my original question. SHOULD rear tires wear faster because of towing?

Change your time line of tire rotation to the middle of the towing season. 'Should' rear tires wear out faster....? they should all 'wear out' at the same rate. Rotate them more often.
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Old 09-11-2015, 08:17 PM   #6
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BACK TIRES WILL WEAR OUT FASTER due to there the ones doing all the work and carrying most of the weight - try rotating them more often it may help.
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Old 09-12-2015, 12:32 AM   #7
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Also I run much lower rear air pressure when I don't have a load in or on my F350 otherwise it will wear out the centers really fast
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Old 09-12-2015, 05:27 AM   #8
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Next time you make a tight turn while towing look back at the contact point where the tire on the back axle meets the road. See that sideways scuffing action! In my opinion that's the reason for stronger S/T sidewalls AND the reason rear axle tires wear faster. Front axle probably has more weight allowing rear tires to "walk". Just my 2 cents. Or I could instigate the nitro/air debate again and suggest you have nitrogen in the front axle tires and air in the rear tires.
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Old 09-12-2015, 12:56 PM   #9
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Penny;

Sorry I was not more clear. i was discussing my truck (TV) tires wearing. Not my trailer.

My bad.
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No sir, my bad...reading the forum at 4 am was my problem. Hope you find a solution.
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