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Old 09-29-2013, 10:24 AM   #1
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Rotating radials on enclosed trailer

I once again need to draw on the collective expertise of the group.

We use a 26ft enclosed trailer to haul our "stuff" around. 2 years ago, I installed brand new Goodyear LT radials load range E. (Best thing I ever did....no more blowouts). Now is time to do some tire rotation and my question is: do I have to respect the direction of rotation as like with car tires? Or can I liberally switch sides hence reversing direction of rotation?

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You can, it's not necessary tho. Cross rotating is meant to distribute the drive wheel wear. I would just switch the front and rear axle.
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Unless the tire is specifically marked with a direction of rotation, there is no need to do that on trailer or car. Only a few tire models have a tread pattern that is uni-directional, usually just on high-performance tires.

There probably isn't even a need to rotate tires unless you see signs of uneven wear. And if you do see any signs, e.g. the front axle tires wearing more than the rear axle, there may be a problem that needs fixing.
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Unless the tire is specifically marked with a direction of rotation, there is no need to do that on trailer or car. Only a few tire models have a tread pattern that is uni-directional, usually just on high-performance tires. There probably isn't even a need to rotate tires unless you see signs of uneven wear. And if you do see any signs, e.g. the front axle tires wearing more than the rear axle, there may be a problem that needs fixing.
Gary, that's exactly why I 'm doing the rotation. The front tire on the curb side is showing slightly more wear inside than all others.... I agree there is something that needs to be addressed....axle misalignment? Nonetheless, until I get that part resolved, rotation (without running many miles afterwards) still makes sense.

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