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Old 08-05-2004, 01:08 PM   #15
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You are right on in your observations. The further the distance from the hitch to the trailer axles, the slower (and therefore, easier) it is to back the trailer since everything happens at a slower pace.

As to the ‘jackknifing’ issue, the word “jackknifing” was likely a poor choice of words on my part. I wasn’t referring to any type of accident or anything like that. I used the term to simply mean backing or pulling forward in such a way that a severe angle is created such as sometimes occur when backing into a campsite.

Sorry for any misunderstanding.


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Old 08-05-2004, 01:45 PM   #16
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Tire rotation on 2 axle trailer

I don't bother rotating tires on any of my (2) trailers. I guess I might get better wear on the tires if I did. I just don't use them that much. I put about 5000 mile a year on my trailers. Hardly much use. And the sun here beats up the tires even though I cover them when not moving on the road.

So I get cracks in the tread and around the rim. ........ hmmmmmmm If I could create a spray or creme that would fix that issue..........shoot If I could do that then I would put it on my hands and face.

So do you think sun screen would work on my tires?


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Old 08-05-2004, 01:58 PM   #17
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Not really. But I think Armour-All may work on your face.

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Old 08-05-2004, 04:03 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by Action
If I could create a spray or creme that would fix that issue..........shoot If I could do that then I would put it on my hands and face.

So do you think sun screen would work on my tires?

Try 303 Protectant.

It's recommended because it contains no petroleum products that can damage the tire sidewall. I attended a tire safety seminar and was told to use this product or if you use something else, check the label to make sure it contains no petroleum.


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