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Old 06-23-2016, 04:54 PM   #1
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Rear tire wear

I've noticed the rear tires on my 2011 25' FC are showing slightly more wear compared to the front. Both sides show the same amount of wear. Also the outside of all tires show slightly more wear than the inside. Is this normal or is there a problem with weight distribution? I'm running an Equalizer WD hitch. Is it OK to rotate tires?

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Old 06-23-2016, 05:17 PM   #2
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Ware on both outer edges of a tire indicate under inflation. Have you ever weighed the trailer and used the inflation charts to determine the correct pressure?

Ware on one side of a tire may indicate axle misalignment. i use an 8 ft florescent light bulb across the center line of the tires. The bulb should touch all surfaces. Any gap on to one of the tire edges indicates the misalignment.

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Everything HowieE said is spot on. Id take it to a semi trailer shop and have the alignment checked.
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Old 06-23-2016, 08:33 PM   #4
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I read somewhere that there should be a slight toe in of the wheels to improve tracking. In this case, a straight edge would not contact all sides of the tires.

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