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Old 08-02-2019, 11:10 AM   #1
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We just completed a 9K, 6 week long trip out west and had an uneventful, trouble free vacation. I LOVE MY TRAILER! All told, our trailer now has about 15k on it and I am thinking about pulling the brake drums to inspect bearings and brakes.

If I do decide to do this procedure, is there any merit to rotating tires while I have them off?

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Old 08-02-2019, 11:12 AM   #2
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We just completed a 9K, 6 week long trip out west and had an uneventful, trouble free vacation. I LOVE MY TRAILER! All told, our trailer now has about 15k on it and I am thinking about pulling the brake drums to inspect bearings and brakes.

If I do decide to do this procedure, is there any merit to rotating tires while I have them off?

Thanks for looking.

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Old 08-02-2019, 11:30 AM   #3
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If you want to rotate your tires, you can, it's more of a feel good thing than anything else for trailers anyway. Before you rotate your tires, check them over for the wear patterns, each tire will have a story to tell.
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Old 08-02-2019, 05:21 PM   #4
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Rotating your spare onto the axles will spread the wear some. I've got two spares (from our trip up North) and rotate them around every 10K kms. Looks a little funny with steel + alloy wheels, but I really don't care.
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Aside from using the spare at some point in the use of the trailer, there is no reason to rotate trailer tires. They are followers, and perform no steering functions. I do however balance my trailer wheels.

Problem with using the spare in our case is the spare wheel is a cheep white painted thing. The 4 on the trailer are nice wheels. Nope.
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Pointless to rotate. They will probably fail before they wear out.
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Pointless to rotate. They will probably fail before they wear out.
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