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I have a tandem axle trailer with a spare tire and wheel. What is your opinion on rotating the trailer tires? If you recommend it, what pattern would you use?
Answered on: 10/2006
Here is a previous answer to your question: GEORGE: I never do it. Rotating tires is fine but excessive tire wear on a boat trailer is caused most of the time by improper inflation. Here's a statistic: if your boat trailer sits for 6 months, its tires are going to lose as much as 15 lbs. of air. MIKE: Since you will be doing your annual check up and maintenance to your bearings and brakes (right?) you will have the wheels off anyway, I would recommend rotating the tires as good preventative maintenance. This will help with any potential uneven tread wear.
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