Boy, am I a Bad safety awareness advocate!
2 years ago I bought a used 1993 Bigfoot
'Egg' - a 17' 1500 CB model!
I had looked at the tires
and they looked in really good shape!
I checked carefully and kept the 50 PSI at the right level and ran them for at least 8000 Miles.
I never did read the "Date Code" from the sidewall, as it was on the inside - and I never bothered.
Recently, I pulled the spare to clean it up - having topped up the pressure several times, in my normal 'maintenance'! The actual year number code is a 3 digit number 442 - apparently from 44th week of 1992!
WOW! This is 17 years later!
This trailer had been taken to 2 diferent shops - one to check/repack the bearings, and another to adjust the brakes
NO-ONE advised me of the 17 year old tires
You really are on your own!
, and rims (Rust has really taken it's toll) are ready tomorrow!
Of all the 'Hints and Kinks' I have contributed to this group over the last while - how could I have missed this BIGGY?
The good news - my trailer, apparently, has been used far less than most - perhaps that's why it looks as pristine as it does!