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Old 11-08-2011, 07:16 AM   #1
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Tire rotation question.

I know that you are NOT to rotate tires on your car from left to right but front to back is OK.

What about a trailer can you go from left to right?
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Old 11-08-2011, 11:05 AM   #2
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Your car tires can be rotated front/back side/side as long as they're non-directional. That's what I do on all my vehicles to maximize tire life and even wear. I also swap my trailer tires around once a year.
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Old 11-08-2011, 04:35 PM   #3
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In my opinion and experience rotating trailer tires is a wasted exercise. Mainly the tread wear is not much and the tires will need to be replaced long long before the tread wears out. Trailer tires should be replaced at around 5 year mark. Most of use will hardly be able to tell if there's been any tread wear at that time.
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I know that you are NOT to rotate tires on your car from left to right but front to back is OK.

What about a trailer can you go from left to right?
My tire guy rotates my tires every 7000 miles on my motorized vehicles as a condition of the warranty.That includes cross rotation

He also advises that cross rotation on single axle trailers is good only if tire wear indicates the need to do so!
Byron has a good point, but there are those who tow enough to use up the tread And rotation can be a plus for them, especially on an axle which habitually shows a little more wear on one side.
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We just finished our 5th season on our trailer tires. I know the rule of thumb is to replace them. What should I be looking for? They look like new! Is all the damage inside?
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Old 11-08-2011, 06:30 PM   #6
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Is all the damage inside?
, usually unseen.

Kevin, tires age from the date of manufacture... not from the date of being mounted on rims. Check the born on date... your tires may be older than you think. However, whether you choose to change them out depends on how the trailer has been stored when not in use, roads and speeds usually traveled, etc. You are the one making the choice and taking the liability...
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Strange...I thought I posted this already but it's not here??? Oh well, here it is again. This is a good video that describes what Donna has mentioned. It should probably be stickied somewhere. There is a commercial at the beginning, sorry for that.

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/aged...hazard-4826897
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Strange...I thought I posted this already but it's not here??? Oh well, here it is again. This is a good video that describes what Donna has mentioned. It should probably be stickied somewhere. There is a commercial at the beginning, sorry for that.

Aged Tires: A Driving Hazard? | Video - ABC News
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Good video.
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