Heat is the enemy of trailer tires. Air is your friend. Make sure tires are inflated to maximum cold pressure.
He's correct. So is another post stating that age alone is a factor. Several manufacturers have specifications stating a rather short lifespan for SP tires, regardless of mileage or remaining tread. This circumstance started getting bad when all the SP tire manufacturing moved to China a number of years ago. It seems the formulation they use for the tire carcass is just like a lot of other stuff they make - cr@p.
For those who have inquiring minds that may wonder "What does air have to do with heat?":
With higher tire pressure, the tire "squats" less on the road. In a given moment, that squat is a distortion in the tire's shape at a given spot. But, your tire rolls very fast, so the location of that spot on the tire where the tire shape is distorted changes constantly. Pick a spot on the tire, any spot. Now follow what happens to that spot. Every time it rolls onto the road, it flexes, creating heat. Every time it rolls off the road again, it flexes yet again. This never stops, and it happens constantly to every bit of the tire around it's circumference.
With lower tire pressure, the tire flex is more pronounced, and the tire heats up even more. This is why Goodyear recommends running higher pressure in their trailer tires if you are going to drive higher speeds. The faster you go, the hotter any tire will get. The most direct way to negate this is by adding more air to make the tire "harder" so it distorts less as it rolls.