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Posted: 03/28/22 03:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Another issue I see is that the axle manufacturers say not to place jacks on the axle tube as it may damage the axle. These lift the axle exactly where the manufacturers tell you not to lift the trailer.

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TXiceman wrote:

Another issue I see is that the axle manufacturers say not to place jacks on the axle tube as it may damage the axle. These lift the axle exactly where the manufacturers tell you not to lift the trailer.

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EXACTLY!!!


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MFL wrote:

..... Not sure this nylon wrap would cause flat spotting. ....


Yes, that is what I am referring to - and there are some circumstances where the tires will flatspot. It isn't a 100% thing.

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...... My Providers never seemed to flat spot from sitting over Winter. I do add an extra 5 psi in late fall due to air loss from Winter temp extremes. I air to 70 psi, even though tire max is 65. I let back down to 65 when warm temps return.

We do know the nylon tires of yesteryear did flat spot.

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Yes, that is what I am talking about. Adding that 5 psi would certainly help prevent the flatspotting. Plus, flatspots can be small enough not to be noticeable. (I'm sure that a flatspot that would lightly shake the stuff in a trailer's cabinets is not enough to be noticeable from the tow vehicle.


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jjj wrote:

To raise tires of the ground for long storage times.


Why do you want to do that? Modern tires are fine sitting for long periods.


No, they aren't!

Many tires today have cap plies made of nylon. Nylon is VERY prone to flatspotting - and the longer they sit, the more likely the flatspots may be permanent.


I believe you are thinking of tires from 40-50yrs ago.

Modern tires, it's simply not a concern.


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