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Wheels & Tire FAQ?

Wheels and Tires – Can I use wheels with greater offsets?

Wheel offset is the distance from the mounting surface to the centerline of the tire. Our axles bearing sets are designed for a wheel with 0 to 1/2″ inset. Exceeding this offset will shorten bearing life and may lead to dangerous bearing failure.

Wheels and Tires – Tread Wear  What to watch for and what are the possible causes?

Tire Wear Chart - Parts & Service


Per NATM (National Association of Trailer Manufacturers) guidelines – Before each tow, check the tire pressure to make sure it is at the level indicated on the tire sidewall or VIN label. Tire pressure must be checked while the tire is cold. Do not check tire pressure immediately after towing the trailer. Allow at least three hours for the tires to cool, if the trailer has been towed for as much as one mile. Tires can lose air over a period of time. Replace the tire before towing the trailer if the tire treads have less than 2/32 inch depth or the telltale bands are visible.A bubble, cut or bulge in a side wall can result in a tire blowout. Inspect both side walls of each tire for any bubble, cut or bulge; and replace a damaged tire before towing the trailer.If you are storing your trailer for an extended period, make sure the tires are inflated to the maximum rated pressure indicated on the sidewall or VIN label and that you store them in a cool, dry place such as a garage. Use tire covers to protect the tires from the harsh effects of the sun.

Wheels and Tires –
Why do I need to re-torque my trailer wheels when I don’t do that on my truck?

Trailer wheels carry substantially more weight then tow vehicle wheels of the same size and see more disc flexing due to side loading stresses. It is necessary to re-torque them several times until the wheel nut torque stabilizes. This is especially true for new wheels that need to have the paint worn away at the hub mounting face and under the wheel nuts.

 WARNING: Be very careful to use only recommended wheel fastening torque amount as specified for that wheel fastener. It is possible to permanently damage a wheel that has been over torqued and may cause the loss of that wheel from the trailer.