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Old 10-06-2011, 09:13 PM   #21
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Re: Flat tire

Good to know. Yikes, another $ 145, but better than another flat or blowout down the road. Thanks mucho.

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Old 10-06-2011, 10:53 PM   #22
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Re: Flat tire

Where do you find the date of manufacture? I'd like to insist that I get fresh tires when I replace mine. What's reasonable to expect when it comes to inventory?

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Old 10-06-2011, 11:20 PM   #23
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Re: Flat tire

Hi: gbaglo...The date of mfg. is on the inside sidewall of each tire, stamped in a raised oval. It will be a 4 digit # ie: (2807) means 28th week of 2007. (4011) should be this week...I think. Alf
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Old 10-06-2011, 11:50 PM   #24
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Re: Flat tire

Advice differs:

http://www.goodyearrvtires.com/tire-...uidelines.aspx

is for Goodyear RV tires. Says replacement after 5-7 years and tells you what to look for in wear.

And, it says you need to use your RV. More use results in longer life for the tires.

Interesting.

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Old 10-07-2011, 08:19 AM   #25
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Re: Flat tire

Goodyear's storage page has many suggestions too: http://www.goodyearrvtires.com/tire-storage.aspx

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Old 10-07-2011, 01:17 PM   #26
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Just read it -- that's good stuff to know.
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Old 10-07-2011, 01:53 PM   #27
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Re: Flat tire

Why not take your trailer to a reputable tire shop and ask the tech if the tires need replacing.
The ought to tell you!
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Old 10-07-2011, 07:26 PM   #28
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Remember...nobody changes their headlight because they haven't burnt out lately!
I gotta call a linearity foul. If headlights had a known and published (by the manufacturers at that) life-span, and the consequences of failing to change them was a potential accident, you'd change them before they burned out. By your logic, the ONLY time you'd get new tires was when they "burned out" (blew), not "wore out" or reached the end of their life-span.

Nope, I'm getting new tires every 4 years, regardless of their mileage.

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Old 10-08-2011, 11:17 AM   #29
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Dave, are you going to change the tires on your truck too?
Headlight do have a life span and driving with out them an a country road can be a touch daunting.
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Old 10-08-2011, 11:28 AM   #30
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Yep, I change the tires on my truck when they show enough wear. A set typically lasts me about 2.5 - 3 years. The difference is, trailer tires typically do not show the wear you see on car tires. They simply follow along, with minimal scrubbing compared to car tires. You get no cues as to their condition, such as you get from the tread wear indicators on car tires.

As to your second point, I've never had more than one headlight go at any given time...and had no trouble continuing to my destination.

We all make our own choices. I will buy new, high quality tires when needed (both for car and trailer), and will change my headlights (yes, I change both) when one goes out. I've been in the aviation business too long to skimp on safety-related items.

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