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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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Ask yourself this. How many semi-trailer owners rotate tires on the trailer(s) they own? ....
I asked myself this question and myself didn't have any idea.
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Trailer tires typically age out before they wear out or blow out of if they are chinese tires.


Seriously, if you have a leaf spring suspension trailer, each tire will have a similar load on it, at least for the same side. If you have a torsion axle and your trailer is level, like it should be, will also have the same load.
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Thanks for all the comments and advice. Now I've got one less thing to worry about.
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Yep, as noted, rotating tires on a vehicle is done due to front tires wearing quicker from the fact they turn from steering , as well as alignment. Many people even when they notice a little pull to the side from alignment/mechanical issues on a vehicle, will just use the steering wheel to compensate for it...thus adding to more tire wear on the front ones. You can picture in your mind now how the front tires turn taking right hand or left hand turns compared to the rear ones.

A recreational trailer usually doesn't have steering.

What's fun (said in a sarcastic tone) in my world, is explaining vehicles with staggered fitments to customers who had no idea when buying their vehicle. A staggered fitment is when the front and rear tires are two different sizes....and you can't rotate them. I see a lot of these vehicles only get around 15-20000 miles from the front tires and they have to be replaced.
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