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Old 10-22-2014, 04:46 PM
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Default Trailer Tires when storring

Since I do not have the ability to put my 621 on heavy duty jack stands and take the weight completely off the tires when storing for the winter....what I have elected to do is jack up each side, one at a time, and rotate the tires a 1/4 turn every month for about 7 months. I do this along with charging my batteries every month.

Is there anyone else that does this rotation of tires during storage? Does it help "save" the tires....much better than just letting the boat sit on the four tires in one spot all winter?

I know getting 4 heavy duty jack stands and getting the weight off the tires the whole winter would be best (and if using jack stands...deflating the tires some) but wondering if what I am doing is a sound alternative.
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Old 10-22-2014, 05:17 PM
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Kirk,
Let's assume that your rig weighs 6000#, so each tire position takes 1500#. For $40 at Menards, these 2-ton (4000#) jack stands would be more than enough per position.

If you have the ability to jack-up the trailer to spin the tires, why can't you slide these underneath?

http://www.menards.com/main/tools-ha...223-c-9113.htm

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Old 10-22-2014, 07:21 PM
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I might do that because I have splash wheels bearings and it too would be nice to rotate the tires and bearings. !!
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Old 10-22-2014, 08:51 PM
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Default Trailer tires when storing

I bought a 2 ton jack at Menards or Blain's to jack up our boat. Then I would place a stack of 4" x 4"s under the axel. One stack placed near the tires. Cross stack the pieces of wood to be more stable.
These stacks were just high enough so the tires were just off the ground and could spin by hand.
I'm convinced that taking the weight off the tires for extended periods of time is good for the tires.
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Old 10-23-2014, 04:46 AM
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I just let the boat sit all winter. Tires are made to handle this. I would just park it and relax. In all the years of having boats I've never had a problem from just parking the boat. I got 9 years of service out of my last set of tires. Tires were still fine but changed them out just to be safe.
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Old 10-23-2014, 05:40 AM
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If you are concerned about your tires - put the trailer up on jack stands.

For me -trailer tires are an expendable item. I do a lot of long distance towing. The tires are going to have to be replaced every five years, in any event.

I don't worry about it - just replace them when needed.
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Old 10-23-2014, 06:37 AM
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Back when I was working, we called things like that "busy work". It might look like you're doing something worthwhile, but you're not.
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Old 10-23-2014, 07:01 AM
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this isn't necessary in the slightest.
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