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Old 12-14-2014, 09:32 AM   #15
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You might want to check the age dates on those tires. Tires age even when unused, in fact even when stored before being sold. That's a long trip to take if they are over 6 years old.
If it's black, round got some tread and holds air,, good enough for me,
my Boler and the old red car.
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Old 12-14-2014, 10:22 AM   #16
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There are some states that will give you a ticket for not having the right tire on your trailer. ST is for trailers, good luck with that Fred.
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If it's black, round got some tread and holds air,, good enough for me,
my Boler and the old red car.


Hmmmmm
Tire deterioration starts from the inside and often isn't visable to the eyeball, this is why tire age dates are so important to safe towing.

Those of us in California hope that you reconsider replacing those outdated tires before towing on our nutritiously bad roads down here.


BTW: The speed limit in California when towing is 55 MPH.....
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Tire manufacturers and dealers use ten years as the bench mark, after which they commonly will not mount a tire without a waiver, thanks to Harvey, (was that Pookah or Firestone?? )
The "Logan's Run" method of tire maintenance is still a poor substitute for the real thing.
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There are some states that will give you a ticket for not having the right tire on your trailer. ST is for trailers, good luck with that Fred.
Which states?
It must be Utopia or some other place where they have nothing better to do.
But first you would have to find some place where ST tires are mandatory on light trailers , I doubt they exist.
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Tire manufacturers and dealers use ten years as the bench mark, after which they commonly will not mount a tire without a waiver, thanks to Harvey, (was that Pookah or Firestone?? )
The "Logan's Run" method of tire maintenance is still a poor substitute for the real thing.
I don't know who the Tire Manufacturers and Dealers you speak of are but.....

1. At least here in CA, America's Tire/Discount Tire won't mount a tire over 6 years old, period.... I personally know this from when I had a pair of 2 year old, ST, tires mounted on trailer rims 2 years ago.
2. In the link below, two tire companies mention that a tire can last "Up to 10 years", that sounds like an upper limit, for absolutely a best case scenario, not a safe guideline.
3. I have read a considerable number of reports of overage tire failures on other RV's, often leading to significant damage and/or collateral damage to others on the highway.

Here is a link on tire age that's NOT associated with a tire company or dealer.
How Old - and Dangerous - Are Your Tires?
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Old 12-14-2014, 01:42 PM   #21
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I've had good luck with Hercules trailer tires.
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Old 12-14-2014, 01:59 PM   #22
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It's the best tire for the job that I have found, as for price... That's here in the states, I don't know what it would be in Canada
$99.56 at Kaltire up here in the North cost of tires up here is why I always do tire replacements (unless an emergency) on both the trailer and the tug while traveling in the US.
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I don't know who the Tire Manufacturers and Dealers you speak of are but.....

1. At least here in CA, America's Tire/Discount Tire won't mount a tire over 6 years old, period.... I personally know this from when I had a pair of 2 year old, ST, tires mounted on trailer rims 2 years ago.
2. In the link below, two tire companies mention that a tire can last "Up to 10 years", that sounds like an upper limit, for absolutely a best case scenario, not a safe guideline.
3. I have read a considerable number of reports of overage tire failures on other RV's, often leading to significant damage and/or collateral damage to others on the highway.

Here is a link on tire age that's NOT associated with a tire company or dealer.
How Old - and Dangerous - Are Your Tires?
Here in the states...Tire Tracks, Walmart, and Discount Tire are at least three that I know of. Policies may vary from place to place... so far no statute of which I am aware. The OP is prudently shopping for tires.

You seem to be making the assumption that every tire failure after a certain age is age related. Certainly your right, even without the certainty that you're right.

Not all things are as obvious to the untrained eye as that suspicious green "meat cake" in the back of the fridge... So no one could fault you for taking the philosophical position of "when in doubt, throw it out".
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Nope, as there are all kinds of causes of tire failures, but eliminating one of the causes when you can seems to be a good idea.
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Another vote for Hercules; have long-haul trucker friends who swear by them and see them on a lot of big truck trailers.....
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I went with Maxxis M8008 on my last trailer. A bit pricey and I had to have the local shop order them but they sure were nice. I'll go that route again when the Marathons I have wear out. Although the Marathons seem pretty good, just brown.
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Unhappy Tires

My boat trailer had the same tires on it when I sold it in 2005 as it had when I bought it in 1973. I couldn't tell you the brand.

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Here is an interesting discussion:

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiret...jsp?techid=138

And here are government tests:

http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/pdf/esv.../07-0496-W.pdf
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That's pretty good Roger. I've had a couple small sailboats too and don't remember ever putting new tires on them in all the time I owned them, but then I only had to tow about 20 miles to "add water". With any long distance vehicle I wouldn't have done that.
A long time ago I bought a mint Manx dune buggy that had been sitting in a garage for 22 years. The tires all still held air and I did use them for a couple months but when dropping the pressure to the 12 lbs we need out here they were rock hard. Pretty much just dug holes to get stuck in . I replaced them with new ones but dang they sure looked good. BTW, I still have the buggy, she's got 1000's of off road miles her now. Had a few sets of tires and every mark or scrape in the fiberglass I lovingly installed, I call them beauty marks, she's not a trailer queen .
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