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Posted: 10/15/20 12:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

How often do you replace your trailer tires?

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I have been replacing tires every 5 years with at least a D rated tire.

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kellem wrote:

I have been replacing tires every 5 years with at least a D rated tire.


5 years, G rated tires balanced. I repack the trailer berhings every year.

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It seems that if I get 4 years out of trailer tire I'm doing good.
Even with very low miles they just don't last. I've been lucky in that since 2004 I've only had 3 blowouts on the highway and suffered no damage to the trailer.
I usually spot a bad tire when inspecting them before a trip. Usually it's sidewall or tread bulge but a couple of times the tread just separated from the carcass.
I did go to D rated tires but they don't seem to last either.

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Every four years. I’m conservative and want no problems. LR D for my light TT.


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Date codes seem to run 7 years or less. Inspection generally shows cracks and tread separation well before the tread is gone. On my third set in 13 years. The originals were total junk. Been running Maxxis since.


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Posted: 10/15/20 06:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Averages around every 7 years and 50k-55k miles with 16" LT E. Same with other bumper pull/GN non rv trailers with 15"/16" tires. Non of my trailer sit in the sun when not being used.


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I start getting nervous around the 5 year mark. I've never had a tire failure, but I always replaced with a heavier duty tire than necessary. Currently running Goodyear Endurance E rated on a 9500lbs GVWR trailer, rated at around 2800lbs per tire.


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falconbrother wrote:

How often do you replace your trailer tires?


ROFLMAO..... never saw this question asked before.....
Did a new rvnet member steal your handle or are you just pulling our leg here??

But at least it was a very vague, ambiguous question sure to stir up a bunch of useless fodder and you can pick the “right” answer to support your own opinion!


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5-6 years.

Last year I bought a used cargo trailer which had really old tires on it. I replaced them with Goodyear Endurance

I also have the tires / wheels balanced for the reasons described in this video.


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