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joebedford

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Posted: 08/17/22 03:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Boon Docker wrote:

Some of these tire threads are hilarious, good for a laugh once in a while.
What's hilarious about this thread?

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joebedford wrote:

Boon Docker wrote:

Some of these tire threads are hilarious, good for a laugh once in a while.
What's hilarious about this thread?


Four remarks about replacing 3 yr old tires that have sat in the sun for 2 years. Now that is funny.

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midnightsadie wrote:

just bite the bullet and be safe you,ll feel much better. put the old one,s on craigs list.


Are you trolling craigslist to buy tires for pennies on the dollar? If you really feel they are dangerous, why would you suggest saddling some unsuspecting individual with them?

I'm unclear if the 30lb pressure was before towing or if you filled them and then they went back down to 30lb while towing over a few hours or less.

If it was before towing, there are no signs of damage and just 3yrs old, keep on truckin', you should be fine.

Now if they lost pressure while driving, that's something wrong. Might just be poorly seated or not well cleaned rims or might be something else. Take them in and have them checked for leaks or damage.

Yes, looking at the tires is not nearly as good as using a gauge.


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Posted: 08/17/22 04:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Boon Docker wrote:

joebedford wrote:

Boon Docker wrote:

Some of these tire threads are hilarious, good for a laugh once in a while.
What's hilarious about this thread?


Four remarks about replacing 3 yr old tires that have sat in the sun for 2 years. Now that is funny.


I recently blew 2 3-year old tires. That wasn't funny.


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MFL wrote:

Grit dog wrote:

Now we're talking about replacing 2 year old tires and putting campers up on blocks if they sit un-used for a few months? LOL


To be fair, nearly 3 yso. If maintained, kept inflated to max while sitting, I'd use them. Left sitting low pressure, 2 extremely low, for that length of time, some risk.

Unused for 2months, wheels removed, camper on blocks, someone needs more to do. Lol

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Meh, it's a triple axle with likely 3000lb + rated tires and the 2 low ones didn't even look low, according to the OP. What you're saying makes sense, but the tires didn't even start to go flat.


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Posted: 08/18/22 01:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Boon Docker wrote:

joebedford wrote:

Boon Docker wrote:

Some of these tire threads are hilarious, good for a laugh once in a while.
What's hilarious about this thread?


Four remarks about replacing 3 yr old tires that have sat in the sun for 2 years. Now that is funny.


It's hilarious.

It makes we wonder what some dealers do when they have a new rig that did not sell and has sat on the lot for @ two years. I've seen that scenario a few times. Are they replacing the tires when sold? Some on these boards are batshit nuts.


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TPMS systems won't save you on a blow out. They will alert you to a slow leak and avert a blow out. Hitting a piece of steel in the road? Nah, it's too late.


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TPMS systems won't save you on a blow out. They will alert you to a slow leak and avert a blow out. Hitting a piece of steel in the road? Nah, it's too late.

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I have a horse trailer that mostly sits and does nothing. I try to take it out and drive down the interstate to get up to speed 4x a year for the sake of the tires.


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They went down to 30lbs over two years. I moved the 5er forward only about 10 feet and then realized two tires were really low. I pumped them all up to 80 psi before taking the rig for a 3 mile test run. I checked the tire yesterday and it's still at 80 psi (but it's only been a few days).

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