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Old 03-30-2019, 05:39 PM   #1
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Tire Rotation

I know that like all other vehicles, a trailer's tires need to be rotated. Does anyone know the recommended mileage and rotation scheme for the Wildwood X-Lite 241QBXL?
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Old 03-30-2019, 05:46 PM   #2
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first I have heard about rotation of trailer tires, although I have heard many times that your tires will rot well before the tread will wear out...

unless you are seeing major differences in tread wear among your 4 or 6 trailer tires, personally I would save the effort
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A trailer tire is a free rolling tire not subject to torque or steer forces like a powered vehicle.

Unless you have an alignment problem on one or both axles that is causing uneven tire wear, and you want to even it out by "rotating" tires it's really a waste of time and/or money, depending on whether you pay or DIY.


If you DO have an alignment problem causing uneven tire wear, best action would be to have it fixed. THAT would be money better spent than on rotation.
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I know that like all other vehicles, a trailer's tires need to be rotated.
Where did you hear that?
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Where did you hear that?
An article from Do It Yourself RV. They may have been talking about motorhomes or class b & c units.

I had always thought like RSDATA "A trailer tire is a free rolling tire not subject to torque or steer forces like a powered vehicle." But after reading that article Ihad a "Hmm, I wonder?" moment, so I thought I'd ask. Thanks
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An article from Do It Yourself RV. They may have been talking about motorhomes or class b & c units.

I had always thought like RSDATA "A trailer tire is a free rolling tire not subject to torque or steer forces like a powered vehicle." But after reading that article Ihad a "Hmm, I wonder?" moment, so I thought I'd ask. Thanks
Oops, while RSDATA's reply was similar, I actually quoted TitanMike.
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An article from Do It Yourself RV. They may have been talking about motorhomes or class b & c units.

I had always thought like RSDATA "A trailer tire is a free rolling tire not subject to torque or steer forces like a powered vehicle." But after reading that article Ihad a "Hmm, I wonder?" moment, so I thought I'd ask. Thanks
What are the "author's" credentials?

Many of these "blogs" are written by well meaning people that are trying to apply practices from other vehicles to towed vehicles.

One thing, if one does do it it won't harm anything. Just unnecessary and a waste of money if paying for it.
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Titan Mike, the article quoted Mark Polk. He's pretty knowledgeable, so that's why I asked. I don't want to waste my time or money but I do want to maintain our TT to the best of my ability.
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Titan Mike, the article quoted Mark Polk. He's pretty knowledgeable, so that's why I asked. I don't want to waste my time or money but I do want to maintain our TT to the best of my ability.
Ask yourself this. How many semi-trailer owners rotate tires on the trailer(s) they own? With the cost of those tires I'm sure that any improvement in tire wear would be sought out.

Just give the tires a good, close, inspection when the hubs are off annually to check the brakes. No need to put them back in any position other than where they were removed.
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I owned my semi and trailer for years, never ever gave trailer tire rotation a thought. Just my 2 cents.
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