Originally Posted by Borrego Dave
A bit off topic Jay but as you're a newbie I'm tossing this to you. Make sure the tires
aren't aged out, the wiring is working and check and maybe repack the bearings. Use it for a season to see how it works for you before you do any mods.
Absolutely! Our amerigo
came with what appeared to be almost unused tires
, but upon checking the date, turned out they were nine years old! Paul just replaced all three (the spare, covered with a spare tire cover, was FLAT and punctured...unusable, surprise, but the tread was still "lovely.")
We towed it hundreds of miles home with no spare!
We've been very lucky.
Paul cleaned and packed the wheel bearings (or whatever it is one does with wheel bearings, he trained originally as an auto mechanic) before putting the new tires on the cleaned and repainted rims. He did the rims in a nice white, the hubs in black, so the Dexstar wheels look kinda cool with their big X middles. Also kinda weird, but cool).
We'll be trading the three tires around a couple times a year to keep the wear even...the tire place said it was OK to rotate these like that.
We got class B tires, rated 1750 lbs each...turns out the trailer right now weighs 1763 (total) and I doubt we're going to pack nearly 1750 pounds worth of dog food, extra underwear, and toothpaste! So I think we're going to be fine for weight