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Tip for February 22, 2017

      If you notice tire ware on your trailer the first thing to look at is your axle. All trailer axles that are rated from 1,000 pounds per axle up to 8,000 per axle should have what is called positive road bow when there is no weight on the trailer. All of these axles should show an upward bow when unloaded and a slight upward bow to straight across when loaded. If the axle shows a negative road bow or bows in the middle when loaded the axle is either overloaded or bent. Also something to look at is how your tire is situated. Trailers with no load on them, the top of the tire should have a slight outward tilt. With a load the tire should be straight up and down.

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