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Old 07-14-2015, 07:59 PM   #15
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Tire life is also affected by the climate you live in, how the trailer is stored and for how long. In the desert southwest for example, if a trailer is stored in direct sunlight, the tires will deteriorate more rapidly. I agree that it should be kept as simple as possible, so the 'rule of thumb' of 8 years is a good one - regardless of what the tires look like. If it's in dry and high UV climate, maybe more frequently.
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Old 07-14-2015, 08:02 PM   #16
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Thank you for that info, Alf and Dennis. I appreciate it.


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Old 07-14-2015, 10:16 PM   #17
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Thanks everyone. I have an appointment for inspection on Monday. I'll just have new tires put on as part of it. Having them wire the Forester for the 7 pin connector as well.


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Old 07-15-2015, 09:58 AM   #18
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This subject has just came up in the Yahoo Scampers group. Most are swearing by the Kuhmo Tires.

I personally feel the major "destructor" of tires (if they're kept off the ground and covered from the sun) is not age, it's #1 Overloading #2 Under-inflation....not in a certain order.
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Old 07-15-2015, 10:01 AM   #19
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My tires are designed to be on the ground, this is how they work.

Kidding aside, with our lightweight trailers, I too think that under inflation is definitely about the biggest wear factor. This is why manufacturers usually recommend max pressure, or at least not have them under inflated.
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Old 07-15-2015, 10:05 AM   #20
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Congrats on the new egg Brian! And I agree with Alf's post #2!

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Old 07-15-2015, 11:44 AM   #21
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Replace the tires. The cost should not be too high. Replace 4 last year and total was under $400. Shop around for best price...no matter where you buy them they must be ordered as most tire retailers do not stock trailer tires.
When I shopped last year the price spread was significant.
Once you get the new tires buy tire covers and use them...the sun is you enemy!
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Old 07-15-2015, 12:42 PM   #22
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Cool My experience

I don't recommend doing this but this is my experience.
I bought a used 1970 sailboat on a trailer in 1973. It was brought from Wisconsin to Washington in 1977 which was its longest trip (except possibly when it was brought to Wisconsin from the manufacturer in southern California. Don't know how it made that trip.)
I sold it in 2005 with the original tires on it. Admittedly, it wasn't used all that much (which is why I sold it) and it was garaged.
Neither were the bearings repacked. It did have Bearing Buddies which I greased every trip.
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Boat attached to new owner's vehicle. BTW the boat/trailer weighed in the neighborhood of 2800# and I towed it originally with a hitch rated at 1500# (1970 Toyota Crown with 2.5l straight 6). (young and dumb)
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Old 07-15-2015, 02:42 PM   #23
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Hi: All... Last year I replaced the tires, Goodyear Marathon Radials, on our 2007 Escape 5.0. $75. ea and a pair of chrome wheels $75.ea with brass stems. I thought a good price from my RVTech. He ordered in the tires and they were dated within 6 months!!!
Alf S. North shore of Lake Erie

And we thank you Alf! Now i dont have to worry about replacing for a few years. I just make sure the pressure is up.

The trailer is now on its shortest ever trip one km to our town park where i am having sleepovers with various grandchildren. We have all seven here right now.

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Old 07-16-2015, 03:07 PM   #24
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Wendy Lee,
I see you are in NY. We are camping at Fish Creek Ponds in early Sept. Do you ever do the Adirondacks?
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Fish Creek Ponds is the best of the NY State Campgrounds....enjoy!

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Now that you have new shoes on your egg you should be all set for several years.

Check air pressure regularly and make it a habit to feel the tire and bearing hub at stops while traveling. Heat can often be an early warning of under pressure or a bearing on its way out.

They make sensors to monitor this stuff but I don't travel enough to justify the expense. Decent tire gage and a quick visual and touch test got me this far. And at least a couple of times gave me a warning that pressure was getting low. Tire was noticeably hotter than normal or hotter than the other one. Sure enough - needed air had picked up a nail in one case, bad valve stem in the other.
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Hi Faith,

I am a school teacher so by the time September rolls around my camping days are over. It's so crazy busy in teaching that I simply can't take any days off at all.

I have never camped in the Adirondacks as an adult but love it there. I'm from Watertown, NY so used to go quite a bit as a kid. Thank you for asking of me!

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Wendy Lee, you could always join us over north of Albany Aug 14-16 for our Second Annual Northeast Egg Beaters Hudson River Ramble! We do it at my brother's place on the Hudson, and both he and my sister-in-law are retired teachers. For what it's worth...

Enjoy that egg!

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