Depending on your trailer wheel's configuration, the wheel offset may be zero, positive or negative. It's very important to understand the difference between these because they affect how the weight of your trailer is distributed over your wheels.

    Here's a brief description of each option:

    • Zero offset is when the mounting pad is exactly at the wheel centerline (this is the most common offset with Trailer Wheels).
    • Positive offset is when the mounting pad is closer to the street side than the drum side.
    • Negative offset is when the mounting pad is closer to the drum side than the street side.

    Being able to understand and measure each of these components is very important. You'll need the information to choose the proper trailer wheels when it's time to replace them.