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Trailer pressure washers have the tire issues that any vehicle does, and at some point you will need to change a tire, or replace the set. When replacing trailer tires, your replacements need to be rated for the maximum load the trailer is able to hold. If you have overloaded tires carrying a trailer mounted pressure washer, you will eventually bend an axle or experience tire failure. Once you have the right tires selected for the trailer, loosen, but don't completely unscrew the lug nuts or screws holding the tire in place. Then elevate the trailer and change one tire at a time by completely removing the lug nuts or screws, putting on the new tire, tightening the bolts, and lowering the trailer. Changing trailer pressure washer tires includes tightening the bolts once more after the entire job is finished. Never trust the tightened bolts unless you have re-tightened them once all four wheels are firmly on the ground.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|