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Terryallan wrote:

waynefi wrote:

There's another way of looking at this. If a tire fails in 3 years of normal use, it was defective anyway. Age had nothing to do with it. If it's still OK after 3, you got a good one. Keep it for 3 more.

I'll admit that 8 might be pushing it.



Not so. ALL of my TT tires blew in their 4th year. That is why I won't allow 4 year old tire on my TT any more. Not even on the spare rim.


You have had the worst luck of anyone with TT tires.


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drsteve wrote:

Terryallan wrote:

waynefi wrote:

There's another way of looking at this. If a tire fails in 3 years of normal use, it was defective anyway. Age had nothing to do with it. If it's still OK after 3, you got a good one. Keep it for 3 more.

I'll admit that 8 might be pushing it.



Not so. ALL of my TT tires blew in their 4th year. That is why I won't allow 4 year old tire on my TT any more. Not even on the spare rim.


You have had the worst luck of anyone with TT tires.


It is not great, But I have talked to people with worse luck. A fellow I know puts new tires on every 2 years, no matter what. And to be honest. I'm tempted myself.

And I know people who never worry about their tires, and have never had a flat. Just walk by, kick them, load up and go. Don't even own a pressure gage, or compressor.


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I don’t take major chances with my TT tires. Not fancy brands, but over capacity for the max load they would ever see. Convesly, my small utility trailer 8 inch tires stay on until they pop or they dry rot so bad that I have to fill them more than once a month. Both are currently about 15 years old, and spare is about 25. But it only goes on short local runs mostly low speed.


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