Originally Posted by Donna D.
Jonathan, how old are the tires
that came on the fancy wire wheels? Every tire has a born on date and since tires
rot from the inside out, a tire may look perfectly good and actually be a flat or blow out waiting to happen. Something else to consider.
I learned this lesson the hard way in December. New tires
on the trailer 4 years ago - checked them over before the Nov/Dec trip and they looked on the outside really good & they had no air loss issues etc. Darn if one of them did not decide to start coming apart from the inside in the worst possible location! Only one tire store for 300 miles........ the fellow at the tire store showed me a newspaper story that indicated you should not expect to get more than 4 years out of any tire that has spent time sitting around - even though my trailer had sat a lot less than the average in the tires 4 year life it still rotted from the inside.