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Old 07-19-2007, 06:11 PM   #1
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On a scale of 1 - 10 which of the following is more conducive to egg tire blow outs?

1- tire brand
2- under inflation
3- speed
4- hot pavement
5- worn tires
6- other

My votes

1- tire brand (1)
2- under inflation (6)
3- speed (9)
4- hot pavement (5)
5- worn tires (9)
6- other (?)

Just gessing

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Old 07-19-2007, 06:55 PM   #2
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Trailer: Boler (B1700RGH) 1979
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This is only wild guessing, but here goes:

1- tire brand
  • 1/10
  • every brand must meet the same standards; my guess is that brand has more to do with traction and wear than reliability
2- under inflation
  • 8/10
  • load capacity is quite dependent on pressure, and trailers often require very nearly the whole load capacity of the tire at its maximum pressure
  • for bonus points, under inflation causes heat generation
3- speed
  • 6/10
  • do many people really tow at sustained speeds significantly in excess of 65 mph (with ST tires)?
  • if the tires are underinflated for the speed, then the resulting failure could be counted under "speed" or "under inflation"
4- hot pavement
  • 1/10
  • really wild guess here, but only a small fraction of the tire face is actually in contact with the pavement at any time.
  • I can see this being important to traction and treadwear, but much less so to causing blow outs
5- worn tires
  • 2/10
  • I assume that this means worn tread; I don't believe that the tread is for holding the air in or the tire together
  • old or damaged body reinforcing plies would be significant
6- other
  • ?/10
  • example: impact damage
  • I won't even guess at this one
  • trailer tires bash curbs etc a lot, compared to cars; since they are often heavily loaded for their size as well, this must be a concern
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