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valhalla360

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Posted: 02/05/19 03:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Huntindog wrote:

In 3 years a ST tire has lost 33% of its strength.

None of mine ever made it 2 years.


Can you provide a source?

Going back to traveling with my family as a kid, never had any tire fail at 2yr...you must be incredibly unlucky if every tire fails by 2yr.


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All of my TT tires tha blew out of otherwise failed weren't old at all.
They were just Carlisles, and 1 Maxxiss.

Maxxiss covered the failure, Carlisle never did.


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Posted: 02/05/19 08:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No..... HD hasn't been unlucky when we look around the net at rv and non rv trailering forums and on NHTSA tire complaints website. Very common in fact.
The OP has a small tandem axle TT at 4600 gvwr which is one reason he has good luck with those Loadstar ST tires. Around the net they have a typically bad rep for tread separations

This from Carlisle :
Time and the elements weaken a trailer tire.
** – 3 to 5 years is the average life expectancy of a trailer tire,regardless of mileage.
– It is estimated that in approximately three years, roughly one-third of a tire's strength is gone
– After three years, depending upon storage and conditions of usage, consider replacing trailer tires even if they have tread depth remaining.
– After five years, trailer tires should be replaced in all cases.**
...............................................

I've never seen a ST tire makers website that says 5-7 year replacement time in the period others mentioned.
No doubt the new gen ST class tires introduced the last few years will last longer than the older maypops they replaced.

The OP dot date code will determine when its time for new rubber on the road.


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AJR wrote:

After 30,000 miles on TT tires. I would by a new set of the same tire.


agree 100 percent

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Been on the road since 10/16, 128,000 same tires on my 26' enclosed car trailer, but they are 16" Michelin truck tires.


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I must be really lucky, since I've gotten almost 8 years and 30000 miles out of a pair of cheap Chinese tires.

It helps that the trailer is light, and when I'm not camping it is parked in a shady spot.

I'm surprised that so much of this is about years, not miles. I don't replace car tires after 3 years, I look at miles and tread.


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waynefi wrote:

I must be really lucky, since I've gotten almost 8 years and 30000 miles out of a pair of cheap Chinese tires.


You might do well buying lottery tickets.





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valhalla360 wrote:

I believe the industry recommends 5-7yrs...of course if you overload or otherwise abuse them, sooner would be a good idea.

Trailer tires rarely wear out. You don't burn off a lot of tread rolling along at a steady speed.


no. But they ROT pretty quick setting still. Rot is the enemy. Tires oil as they roll, and flex. If the tires are sitting, and not rolling, no oiling takes place, and they rot. EVEN tires that have neve been mounted.
When I buy tires, For the TT, or for the TV. I specify NEW tires. Don't try to put year old tires on any of my vehicles. I won't pay for them. I always check the build date before I allow any tires to be mounted on my vehicles.


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What about using a good Light Truck Tire, load range E?


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Posted: 02/05/19 07:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

valhalla360 wrote:

Huntindog wrote:

In 3 years a ST tire has lost 33% of its strength.

None of mine ever made it 2 years.


Can you provide a source?

Going back to traveling with my family as a kid, never had any tire fail at 2yr...you must be incredibly unlucky if every tire fails by 2yr.
Discount tire and Carlise, for your sources... I am sure there are more.

As for my bad luck.... That ended when I made the jump to LT tires in 2006.
Not a single tire problem since then. I no longer give my tires much thought. They just flat out do the job.

When I ran STs (several sets, as I was slow to get the message) I treated them like fine china. Did everything but have a rabbi bless them. It was no use.



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