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Should trailer tires be rotated (I have a dual axle)? I see no tread wear but is this a practice I should start doing? T. Fredericks, Manassas, VA
Answered on: 6/2005
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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