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Old 09-26-2016, 02:57 PM   #1
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How far would you pull your single axel travel trailer with a tire that look like this?
I just removed this tire from a friends travel trailer. He knew his tire had bulge on it and continue to drive another 50 miles on the freeway. The guy is nuts!
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Old 09-26-2016, 02:59 PM   #2
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Old 09-26-2016, 03:22 PM   #3
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How far would you pull your single axel travel trailer with a tire that look like this?
I just removed this tire from a friends travel trailer. He knew his tire had bulge on it and continue to drive another 50 miles on the freeway. The guy is nuts!
Hi: markvt... Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly!!!
A small patch and he can use it for a spare. Alf
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Old 09-26-2016, 03:26 PM   #4
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Was camping next to another Escape owner earlier this year and I noticed his tires on both the trailer & vehicle looked low. He said he would check them when he got home, which was approx. 1500 miles! I pumped up the vehicle's tires from 25# to 36 and the trailer from 38# to 50. Being lackadaisical about tire safety isn't good.
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I would limp to the nearest safe place to change tires. Fortunately, I've never had a tire do that.

I think one factor in the horrible record of trailer tire reliability is probably that people think anything on the trailer is not very important (compared to the same thing on the tow vehicle), because it's "just the trailer". Hey people - it attached to you!
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Old 09-26-2016, 04:04 PM   #6
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I'm definitely with Brian on this one. You are sharing the road with OTHERS. Be safe and sane. Or maybe you're just richer than I am. Have you seen what happens to fiberglass during a blow out? Why would you NOT spend a little bit of time to keep a whole lot of money in your pocket?
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Old 09-26-2016, 04:34 PM   #7
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Hi: markvt... Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly!!!
A small patch and he can use it for a spare. Alf
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Hi Alf,
Who says miracles still don't happen! When I took this tire off the trailer and looked at it I told my friend that he should also buy a second tire for the other side. He told me that the other tire was fine. The tires on his trailer are about eight years old.
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Hi Alf,
Who says miracles still don't help! When I took this tire off the trailer and looked at it I told my friend that he should also buy a second tire for the other side. He told me that the other tire was fine. The tires on his trailer are about eight years old.
Hi: markvt... I suppose because the spare's never been used it's ok too!!! Alf
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Hi Alf
I check all my tires every time I get ready to go out and on the road pretty often too. I'd rather have a four year old spare with 3/32 tread as a spare than one 10 years old with no miles on it. Dry rot is not your friend. I take a little friendly ribbing when I put my wheel pants on the trailer when I'm parked for afew days. Any help in prolonging tire life is good with me.
OnI also park on wood in the off season rather than concrete. That's what my Dad told me to do with my boat trailer over 50 years ago and I always have.
I've only had one trailer flat in well over 100,000 miles towing and it happened
Because I picked up a Sheetrock screw.
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Hi Alf,
Who says miracles still don't happen! When I took this tire off the trailer and looked at it I told my friend that he should also buy a second tire for the other side. He told me that the other tire was fine. The tires on his trailer are about eight years old.
How about 32? A rally member at Tadnapam was so proud that she still had the original tires on her 1984 Uhaul! One blew on the way and the rubber was so dry it totally disintegrated, leaving only the core fibers! 😱
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