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bucky

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Depending on the wheels involved maybe you talk the dealer into swapping from another unit. All they can say is no.


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What kind of tires do the manufacturers put on trailers? The cheapest! Your best insurance; upgrade to a higher load rated tire and get quality. Pay now, or pay later.

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Personally.......I’d replace with a tire of good reputation. Many tires that fail, shown “zero” outward signs of impending failure.....belt “slippage” is not always readily apparent with a visual inspection! Many years ago, I observed a some old tires the had increased it’s circumference by over 6”, without a tape measure.....you would not have known. It took me a while to determine why the tires( multi-axle trailer) we’re contacting each other. I initially thought that I had a suspension failure. Nope......just tires getting much larger! memtb


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Tell dealer you want brand new tires in place of ones that are already 2-3 years old on a brand new coach that's been sitting in the sun


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2oldman wrote:

jdc1 wrote:

Interest rates being about .25% and all. LOL.
My bank pays 0.01% on a checking acct. Not exactly what I was counting on 20 years ago when I retired.


HSBC is paying 1.63%. Not much of an improvement, but some...

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I had a 3 year old China bomb blow last year. I'd debated changing them, and wished I had. Ended up doing about $200 of damage.

Worst part was it was on the way home from my sons lacrosse tourney, and we had been sitting in 90+ degree heat for 4-5 hours then had to change the tire in 97 degree heat on a freshly paved black interstate. We had it changed and back on the road in less than 15 minutes. it was on the left side, and no one moves over to give a little room. Very nerve racking.


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ACZL wrote:

Tell dealer you want brand new tires in place of ones that are already 2-3 years old on a brand new coach that's been sitting in the sun


Tried that...but thanks. The RV market is hot at the moment. No one wants to fly or stay in hotels due to Covid. Hopefully, this should help on the consignment sale of our old coach...

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wowens79 wrote:

I had a 3 year old China bomb blow last year. I'd debated changing them, and wished I had. Ended up doing about $200 of damage.

Worst part was it was on the way home from my sons lacrosse tourney, and we had been sitting in 90+ degree heat for 4-5 hours then had to change the tire in 97 degree heat on a freshly paved black interstate. We had it changed and back on the road in less than 15 minutes. it was on the left side, and no one moves over to give a little room. Very nerve racking.


First hand stories provide a powerful incentive...thanks. I'm pretty well convinced they need to be changed out. (In fact I was before posting) Now trying to determine between all the options. LT, Endurance, Maxxis, Sailun, 80 or 110 psi wheels, etc.

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Thermoguy wrote:

I am hearing lots of good things about Sailun, even thought they are made in China. But, what about Walmart for auto service? Seems like there could be a better place to buy tires.

I'm more tempted to go with Goodyear due to the USA made and reputable tire service departments.


Discount Tire is a good place to buy! Can't beat a perfect track record on the ENDURANCE.


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First hand stories provide a powerful incentive...thanks. I'm pretty well convinced they need to be changed out. (In fact I was before posting) Now trying to determine between all the options. LT, Endurance, Maxxis, Sailun, 80 or 110 psi wheels, etc.


Well, here's a 2nd hand story - my buddy last year rolling home from our annual trip with his 6-year old tires had a blowout and got stuck beside the interstate for a few hours. Also, tore up the underside of a wheel well pretty good but thankfully didn't do any other damage. My trailer is 2 years newer and that did it for me. I swapped out my stock tires over the winter that had 11/15 date codes - went up a load range too so I feel good about the change. I went with Carlisle which are made in China but do have a good reputation. America's Tire I was out the door for $400 - 15" E rated, 2830#/ea.

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