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Old 08-08-2016, 03:59 PM   #21
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Good for you, Calbal! That is quite a list. Not much to add!

Welcome to you also, Fun&Sun! Have a fun time making yours. You are so lucky to be in Chilliwack.
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Old 08-08-2016, 04:44 PM   #22
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I bet they found that folks mostly ordered all five...
I never did. Didn't see the point then; don't see the point now.

(Unless it's extremely important to have all matching rims in case of a flat.)
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I almost replaced my white steel wheels with aluminum, but looking at the trailer one day, I realized, I really like the white. Bonus is the trailer came with wheels, and a matching spare.
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Old 08-08-2016, 05:31 PM   #24
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That's a great list. Very similar to what we ordered two years ago.

The one thing I'd get some more opinions on is the jack antenna. It adds to overall height if you ever plan to garage it or use a cover. Reviews are mixed on its effectiveness.
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I never did. Didn't see the point then; don't see the point now.

(Unless it's extremely important to have all matching rims in case of a flat.)
Some people like to rotate their trailer tires, which should include the spare. Plus for those that change out a flat, they can just use the fixed tire as a spare rather than remount.

I was not certain if I would order 4 or 5, but I guess it is one less decision I will have to make.
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Seems to me that ETI said to only rotate tires front to back ( tandem axle ) and never side to side. Not sure what one would do with a spare in rotation.
My spare is original and has never been exposed ( removal of tire cover ).
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Not sure why they say that, just so long as tires are not directional. I have always rotated vehicle, whether truck, passenger or tandem trailer in the first pattern shown here.

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I donno. Was posted in earlier thread. Good luck finding it. Maybe OP will pipe up.
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In my former life I drove a company car and was told by our national fleet management never to allow mechanics to rotate the tires. Never could figure that out.
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Old 08-08-2016, 09:23 PM   #30
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The discussion from January: Trailer Tires Rotation. It has come up in other threads, as well, such as New Tires,

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Seems to me that ETI said to only rotate tires front to back ( tandem axle ) and never side to side. Not sure what one would do with a spare in rotation.
Yes, but there never was a valid reason given, as I recall. If you don't rotate side-to-side, you would presumably not include it in the rotation, but even then a matching spare wheel saves a remounting of tires when the spare is used.

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Not sure why they say that, just so long as tires are not directional.
I agree that the tire tread is not directional, and that the tires are not built for a specific direction of rotation. As discussed previously, early radial tires were assumed to take a "set" once they were used, and so the direction of rotation was not supposed to be changed. I have not heard of that concern in this century.
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