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Old 09-21-2015, 04:06 PM   #11
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I was told the same thing as Jim in that you should change both tires on a tandem axle trailer. Both tires need to be identical IE Same Mfg -same size -same tread depth -same inflation pressure. Jim's concern with safety over cost is laudable in my book
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Old 09-21-2015, 04:18 PM   #12
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Thanks Steve,
This was my first flat in over 40 years and I do not want to repeat it, if possible. One thing to happen in your home town, but on the road with 2 dogs, not a pleasant scene.
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I believe the saying goes replace both tires on the same side, not the same axle.

This is from Discount tires website.

If a tire fails on a tandem axle trailer, you should replace both tires on that side. The remaining tire is likely to have been subjected to excessive loading.

Trailer Tire Facts & Information | Trailer Tire Applications | Discount Tire
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another reason to replace all 4......to prevent you from going in circles with 2 new and 2 old tires on opposite sides of the trailer.......
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Old 09-21-2015, 06:09 PM   #15
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Good article, it also states 3-5 years and 5-10,000 miles replacement time/mileage, both of which I will have exceeded real soon.
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Old 09-21-2015, 06:10 PM   #16
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I believe the saying goes replace both tires on the same side, not the same axle.

This is from Discount tires website.

If a tire fails on a tandem axle trailer, you should replace both tires on that side. The remaining tire is likely to have been subjected to excessive loading.
Now that does make some sense to me, especially if you towed a long ways on just one tire.
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I believe the saying goes replace both tires on the same side, not the same axle.

This is from Discount tires website.

If a tire fails on a tandem axle trailer, you should replace both tires on that side. The remaining tire is likely to have been subjected to excessive loading.

Trailer Tire Facts & Information | Trailer Tire Applications | Discount Tire
I am glad you confirmed that because I was beginning to wonder what I had seen.
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Old 09-22-2015, 01:35 AM   #18
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Good article, it also states 3-5 years and 5-10,000 miles replacement time/mileage...
If anyone wonders why some of us think that either "Special Trailer" tires are the worst pieces of round rubber crap ever sold for use on the road , or trailer tires sellers are the greediest businesses around, read this from that article (the source of Jim's comment, above):
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The mileage expectation of a trailer tire is 5,000 to 12,000 miles.
If the tires on a motor vehicle - any motor vehicle with four or more wheels - ate low-performance tires that fast, buyers would probably storm back into the tire store and demand their money back. Ultra-sticky barely street legal racing tires last that long... and trailer tires have the performance of a 1970's economy sedan tire.

Maybe it's just alarmist sales promotion at Discount Tire.
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Old 09-22-2015, 08:08 AM   #19
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I guess you do get what you pay for, the 4 new tires will cost around $300, about what one new tire will be on the Ram with 20" wheels/tires.....
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I guess you do get what you pay for, the 4 new tires will cost around $300, about what one new tire will be on the Ram with 20" wheels/tires.....
Hi: cpaharley2008... What brand did you buy and did you save the hex head bolt that you picked out of the tire? Alf
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