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Offline Space Shuttle Commander

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Trailer Tires, Check them
« on: May 15, 2017, 11:47:39 AM »
After getting home from PA, the trailer needed some service. took the brakes all apart to resolve an electrical issue. after replacing some parts, I went to put the tires back on the friggan things were darn right fawked.


the tread had cracks running the entire diameter. WTF

went to tire depot, and got 4 brand new tires. When talking to the owner about the situation since the tires were only 3 years old he asked what I usually haul. Told him primarily the jeep and that the jeep wheighs 5000 and the trailer about 2

His best guess is that I was too close to the load rating, since they were only rated at 1800 each

Im now running 4 225 75 15 10 ply radial trailer tires rated at 2870 per tire


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Re: Trailer Tires, Check them
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2017, 02:15:43 PM »
I just had to replace mine the other day due to similar issues.   :swear_mad:  Since I have 14 inch tires my selection is limited.  I did however discover that Goodyear is now making trailer tires in the U.S again.  I pulled the trigger on them and ordered them from Tire Rack.  They are Load Range D rated for 2040  LBS at 65 PSI.  Its pretty stiff tire and has a higher speed rating than a standard Bias or Radial in LR C, which is only 1760 a tire at 50 PSI.  I've been using my trailer pretty regular down here due to bringing my tractor to and from the lot.


BTW, trailer tires are only good for 5 years, depending on use and storage.  I've only been averaging 3 years before issues arise, I hope these expensive Goodyears hold up better.

Tom, which tires did you end up with?  How much?
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Re: Trailer Tires, Check them
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2017, 10:07:50 AM »
When not in use, do you put the trailer on blocks or leave it sitting on the tires? I'm trying to figure out the best way to store it when not in use. We also have a slanted property so that is another obstacle to take into the equation.
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Re: Trailer Tires, Check them
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2017, 01:13:13 PM »
Store on plywood with covers to protect  from  uv
If you are going to store off trailer air down tires and store in cool dry place
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Re: Trailer Tires, Check them
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2017, 01:16:52 PM »
Store on plywood with covers to protect  from  uv
If you are going to store off trailer air down tires and store in cool dry place

Beat me to it.  ^^^This^^^

You can buy tire covers on amazon.
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Re: Trailer Tires, Check them
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2017, 01:35:31 PM »
On stands so you can roll the hubs once in a while to avoid spotting the bearings.....
Cover the tires from the sun.
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Re: Trailer Tires, Check them
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2017, 02:16:57 PM »
Its shocking the amount of trailers down here.  They don't require registration or plates down here so no inspections, and anything goes.  I saw an 18 foot trailer in the ditch the other day.  Both axles were torn off due to excess rust and the deck was like swiss cheese!  Can't tell you how often I see abandons on the side of the road. :rotflmao:
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