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Trailer tires old? #9255581 08/24/13 01:48 AM
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FYI - Had a trailer tire blow out on the way to the lake this morning. Got to figuring and those tires were at least 10yrs old. How old are yours? Even if they still have good tread, tires have a shelf life. Going tire shopping tomorrow.


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Re: Trailer tires old? [Re: bush hog] #9255604 08/24/13 01:54 AM
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Yes, tires don't last forever, no matter how the treads look. On our trailers I think it's safe to say that tread condition should not be the way to decide when new tires are needed. I've heard tires should be replaced after 6 years. Depending how many miles you put on your trailer, that's probably a good rule.

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Tires are dated it's stamp on the tire and yes they do have shelf life. texas


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Had a rear truck tire seperate 12 miles west of Monroe, LA! We spent the next 5 hours waiting on Cajun speed to put 4 new tires on my truck! What a pia! Keep an eye on your treads! They only blow when you are in the middle of nowhere!

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New ones

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Ya they were about dew for a change

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Originally Posted By: R.M.
They only blow when you are in the middle of nowhere!


You are exactly right!! LOL

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Originally Posted By: JPost
Yes, tires don't last forever, no matter how the treads look. On our trailers I think it's safe to say that tread condition should not be the way to decide when new tires are needed. I've heard tires should be replaced after 6 years. Depending how many miles you put on your trailer, that's probably a good rule.


Good advice. 6 years max. It's age NOT miles. I blew two in one weekend and I probably have 10K miles on them.

I also replaced my trailer tires with auto (truck) tires with thicker sidewalls. Low profile tires attract issues. IMHO


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Check you sidewalls. If you start to see stress cracking, you are about to have a bad day.


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Some say, new ones every 3 years, but that depends on if they are garage kept or outside. Also, always inflate to the maximum stated on the tire, when cold.

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Liberal application of armorall to the tires will get you a bit more life out of them. My boat is garaged so no damage from sunlight YRMV


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Have you ever just stopped and counted all the tires you have? I mean every tire that holds air. You'll be shocked and if you live on a farm like me you'll just want to sit down and bawl. It's a wonder I don't have blowouts everyday. lol


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The general recommendation that I hear most is to replace trailer tires every 5 years regardless of tread wear.

I follow the 5 year plan.


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Originally Posted By: Joe D
Liberal application of armorall to the tires will get you a bit more life out of them. My boat is garaged so no damage from sunlight YRMV


Armorall will actually dry out the rubber. You want something silicone based....Armorall is actually glue based


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Originally Posted By: Mike Keenan
Originally Posted By: Joe D
Liberal application of armorall to the tires will get you a bit more life out of them. My boat is garaged so no damage from sunlight YRMV


Armorall will actually dry out the rubber. You want something silicone based....Armorall is actually glue based

+1
it's also bad for your vinyl seats, etc. Use Aerospace 303 Protectant! On your boat, your tires, vinyl, rubber mats, etc. Developed by NASA, and it works!

I got mine at Camping World.
http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/item/303-aerospace-protectant-16-oz-spray/10047

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