Originally Posted by Canonman
Recommended rotation is X pattern so the rear tire on the slide side becomes the front tire on the non slide side. Supposed to help with longevity due to the added weight of the slide.
I see no reason to rotate tires on a trailer--it's not like on a car or truck where you have rear wheels driving and front wheels steering (or fronts doing both,) and you're trying to maximize life/minimize wear. I doubt the added weight of the slide makes that much difference--it should be distributed across both axles evenly, yes? And even if you were to rotate your tires, you should only do front to back and back to front, NOT side to side. With radials (and I don't know if this holds true for bias tires,) the carcass inside the tire wears in with the direction of travel. If you then move the tire to the other side after 3K miles or whatever, its now rolling in the opposite direction of how the carcass "wore in," and you'll accelerate the wear. Keep them to the same side, with cars and trucks, for sure. For trailers, I'm not even sure rotating is necessary.
Besides, I figure they rotate enough when I'm driving down the road.
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