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Posted: 01/11/21 06:49am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I came out this morning and the left tire on my utility trailer was dead flat. Just came back from a 260 mile round trip, and it was up and fine when I went to bed last night.

The valve stem failed catastrophically during the night. Glad it didn't happen on the road.

Would the tire have sustained any damage from just going flat in the driveway? Tire is only 2 years old.


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Posted: 01/11/21 06:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

was the trailer loaded? what amount of pressure would be applied to that tire when flat?
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I wouldn't worry about it.

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Not if you didn't move it while flat.
Jack it up, remove wheel and get it fixed.
You will be 100% ok

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BobsYourUncle wrote:

(Was it a 10 ply tire? Your sig.)
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Load range D, so 8-ply actually...

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If you don't have hi-pressure valve stems you should replace the other one too before it meets a similar fate....had that happened going down the road the tire would have been toast and possibly the rim too.


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While you're at it, replace the valve on the other tire also.


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Posted: 01/11/21 08:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

mbopp wrote:

While you're at it, replace the valve on the other tire also.


Excellent idea.

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mkirsch wrote:

BobsYourUncle wrote:

(Was it a 10 ply tire? Your sig.)
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Load range D, so 8-ply actually...


For starters, I would stop buying antique tires built up with multiple cotton plys. [emoticon]

No it shouldn't have hurt anything if it just deflated while sitting.


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mkirsch wrote:

I came out this morning and the left tire on my utility trailer was dead flat. Just came back from a 260 mile round trip, and it was up and fine when I went to bed last night.

The valve stem failed catastrophically during the night. Glad it didn't happen on the road.

Would the tire have sustained any damage from just going flat in the driveway? Tire is only 2 years old.


The risk here is that there may be damage inside. The safe thing to do is replace the tire.

If you reinflate the tire (do this carefully!!) and see sidewall ripples, replace the tire.

If you reinflate the tire and don't see sidewall ripples, that doesn't mean the tire is good. It means you don't know!


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