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Old 09-21-2015, 11:00 AM   #1
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Had a puncture flat this weekend and took BlackJack in for 2 new tires and ended with 4 new ones as a "safety measure". Although one one flat, it is always recommended to replace both tires on the same axle, this I knew 2 new ones were in store. But the originals were approaching 3 years on age which is 50% so I opted for 4 new ones which hopefully be good for another 5 years.
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Old 09-21-2015, 11:25 AM   #2
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Although one one flat, it is always recommended to replace both tires on the same axle.
Why would this be, on an axle where the wheels turn independently? I could see on a drive axle, where a difference in diameter might affect the drive train a bit.
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Old 09-21-2015, 12:15 PM   #3
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Since one tire would be new and the other used, different treads, different circumferences, all could lead to change in stability.
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Old 09-21-2015, 02:31 PM   #4
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I guess you should never rotate your tires then, as one will always have less wear than the others?
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Old 09-21-2015, 02:39 PM   #5
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I am thinking you might have had a salesman who hadn't made his quota yet, Jim.

I find it real hard to believe that stability of the trailer would be affected. Am I missing something?

You could have rotated the spare on, and used the new one as the spare.
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Or deflate the new tire to match the old.
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My tires were made in early 2013, so in 6 months they would have been 3 years, for $200 more I'll have all new and good for another 5 years versus having to replace 2 tires in 2 years, plus it is a selling plus if I do decide to get that 5.0, new tires and bearings repacked, just like new.......
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... plus it is a selling plus WHEN I do decide to get that 5.0.
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Ha, Ha, from the quiet one.....
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