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Posted: 06/07/19 12:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I highly doubt there are any tire experts on this forum, just people with varying opinions. If you get a flat and the other tires are old and past their useful life then change them all.

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Posted: 06/07/19 12:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

BillyBob Jim wrote:

Grit dog wrote:

And regarding the change all 4 tires after a flat, that is totally subjective and situation specific too.



The last time I had a flat on the trailer I changed the other 3, the 4 tow vehicle tires, my wifes 4 tires who was following me at the time, and my next door neighbors including all the spares. You can never be too safe.

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Posted: 06/07/19 04:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

OK....lets change some tires, ALL of them.....[emoticon]

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

pitch wrote:

I often see experts on here saying that if you have one flat you should change all four because of the "overloading" that occurs on the other three.
I am putting on new brakes, how do I jack it up so that additional stress won't be transferred to the "off" tires?


People will say this will cause damage to the tire on the TrailerAid Plus. If your tires are harmed from this they will never last on the road since load is often moved fully from both tires to one.

This device is a much safer way to change out a bad tire or simply do maintenance.

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I have read its a good idea to replace the one behind or in front of the one that blew or went flat while traveling, not much to do with just letting it sit on one when changing brakes or whatever.
Mine have sat on one at a time many times while packing wheel bearings ,and doing the brakes.

I lost a tire to road hazard this past winter, I made the one behind the lost tire a spare, I needed to upgrade the spare anyway, so now ,two new tires on that side of the fifth wheel .

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I agree, they must be talking about having driven some distance on a flat. It would make sense the additional weight at least on the adjacent tire would be increased. The more weight the higher the heat buildup in the tire. Heat can cause tire damage as anyone who has lived in areas where the temp exceeds 105 on a regular basis can tell you. I can't see why the 2 tires on the other side would be affected that much.


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troubledwaters wrote:

If you stop believing everything you read on the internet you won't have a problem jacking up your trailer and installing new brakes (or whatever). What you need to be worried about is where you put the jack, not how much load is on the other tires.


Best answer is above. You put more stress on the other tires driving than you will jacking to do the brake job. Way more. Don't worry about it at all.. There "Danger" from jacking it up is zero.

Well I take that back... When they put new tires on my Rig last year they used my 12 ton bottle jack on the rear.. They now have "Bottle jack" size hole in their parking lot where it punched right through the asphalt... ON the other side I set the jack.. I set it on plank 2x8x36"

That's the only danger. put a plank under the jack so you don't punch through asphalt.. Not needed on concrete or packed earth. THough I'd still use it on packed earth.


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I do as Billy Bob Jim does except to be really safe I also do my John Deere mower and both bikes . Following this procedure I have never had an on the road blowout on my John Deere !

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Now you guys are getting into the true rvnet spirit!


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BillyBob Jim wrote:

Grit dog wrote:

And regarding the change all 4 tires after a flat, that is totally subjective and situation specific too.



The last time I had a flat on the trailer I changed the other 3, the 4 tow vehicle tires, my wifes 4 tires who was following me at the time, and my next door neighbors including all the spares. You can never be too safe.


The next time this happens, could you let me know so that I can park my rig in your neighbor's driveway? [emoticon]

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Posted: 06/08/19 05:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Easy to drive an extended period with a trailer flat tire and maybe a dually etc. If I discovered I drove 100+ miles with a flat I would certainly worry about the remaining paired tire. The others I would not worry. However if a cap came off or other defect I would worry about the entire set.


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