Maxxis Tire Status
I am posting this for two reasons. #1 I want to give a status of my Maxis trailer tires and #2 would like to know if you agree with my alignment guys.
I ditched my Chinese Westlake in February of last year, they were wearing poorly and quickly. In that month I had my axels aligned and on the same day I had the Maxxis installed. This is on a Sabre 32RCTS tandem axel 5ír. The tires have not been rotated. When new the tread depth was manufacturer spec at 10/32. I measured 9/32 and am using that as my starting tread depth. So with 6675 miles on the tires the wear for the most part seems really good. Each tire has 5 ribs or four places to measure tread depth, which I do about every 1,000 miles. Every tread depth except for one is at 8/32, not bad. Even wear and reasonable for the mileage.
2) The passenger side front tire most outside tread depth is about 6.5/32, so a bit more than double of any other reading. I called the shop that did the alignment to pick their brain, and for the record they have a good reputation and do A LOT of rigs. As soon as the owner heard what I was going to say he interrupted and asked if it was the front tire wearing differently? I stated passenger front. He said something to the effect that I make more right turns than left and that the front tires on tandem axel rigs take most of the stress as it pivots and turns in a given turn. Told me it was very common. I should rotate the tires front to back and occasionally cross them.
Does this sound right, plausible, anything?
Thanks for listening to the rambling. If it is as he says than the tires are doing really well and I know there are very many threads on this subject so I thought it a good idea to give a status on the Maxxis.
2013 Ford F-350 SD Diesel, 4X4, Crew Cab, Lariat
Sabre 2014 32RCTS, Pullrite Superglide 2900 18K