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Old 04-02-2011, 02:55 PM
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Trailer tire wear

I have a 7 ton goosekneck and the the back 2 tires starting wearing more than the front. Any ideas?
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Old 04-02-2011, 03:34 PM
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Normal, the back axle always drags when turning, so increased where is going to happen. Rotate the front and back axle tires to even out the wear.

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Old 04-02-2011, 04:13 PM
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Yup, that is normal. On my trailer, the back tires wear out about 3 times as fast as the front.

With the load on the trailer, the weight is not totally centered on the axles. There should be more weight on the front of the trailer. That means that in a turn, the back tires have less weight on them and are going to be the ones doing most of the skidding.
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Old 04-02-2011, 06:02 PM
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We run cabover trucks and kill our tires on trailers because of the incredidibly tight turning radius and yes the rears go first.
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Old 04-03-2011, 03:09 PM
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Yes the rear tires do wear faster. What i do is rotate the front ones to the rear and put the new ones on the front when the rears are ready to be replaced.
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