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Like you would your car/truck?

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ON your car or truck, you have both steering and driving wheels. All are equal on a trailer so generally no rotation is necessary. The exception might be if your axles are not properly aligned and you're getting uneven wear (but it would always be BETTER to correct the alignment issue). Balancing any wheel is always a good idea to maximize your tire wear.


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yes and yes.

I rotate when I do my bearings every 2-3 years

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Depends, 12 & 13 inch....No. My Airstream (15") yes. No to rotation


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balance yes, rotate no.

My tires dry-rotted LONG before they needed any kind of rotations. Replaced tires only once on the current TT. Balanced yes. It came standard with the tire, so why not?


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I don't unless I start to see tread wear.


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Yes and Yes. Triple Axle and twisty roads cause faster wear on the rear axle. Rotate them every year, middle to back, back to front, front to middle. Same side only on the rotation.

They last about 3 years before wearing out. Did I mention twisty roads that are very fun on a motorcycle.


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yes and yes. rotate when I can since I never know if the trailer load is even, and piece of mind. As for balancing yes I balance the wheels and also use balance plates because after talking to my dad (30plus years in RV service) he mentioned the drums are not balanced either. Now I know they are quite smaller but they do weight quite a bit and rotational mass is a lot more, plus I got them free.


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On triple axles seem to need rotation to have even tire wear. Tandem axles don't seem to be as picky unless nose high -then rear tires wear much faster than fronts

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Balance yes....rotate no


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