That's relieving. I have 2 axles. I never looked back at the wheels until yesterday and was blown away at the way they looked while I was maneuvering a tight loop. They looked very stressed, but went right back to normal when I pulled straight ahead. I'm hoping that's just the way they function and not an anomaly.I believe that’s pretty typical! I know that things look pretty ugly with my 3 axle on a very tight turn! memtb
I'm not sure what my suspension is, but the tires are STIt's normal if you have a Morryde independent rubber suspension, but not if you have the more common solid axle & spring suspension. Tilted wheels on a spring suspension typically indicate failed wheel bearings.
Yes, the sidewalls of an ST-type tire will tolerate a lot of wheel lean. If you are running LT tires instead of ST, not so much.
My wheels straighten back out when it's not making a turn, so they're always flush when I'm going straight or park it.I don't know about the hub spindle but when you back in a turn the flex in the trailer tires sure looks scary. The first time I saw it, years ago, I had the same reaction as the op....something must be broke. Now I am use to it. If it wasn't for the stiff sidewalls on trailer tires I think you could easily roll a passenger vehicle tire off a dual axle trailer wheel in a backing turn. I never had the trailer tongue move when unhitching, like the op, but I always pull straight forward and then straight back, when i see the tires flex, to take the pre-load off.