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Old 04-23-2017, 01:11 PM   #1
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Should I replace tires now or later?

At the risk of starting yet another conversation about tires, I would like just a simple answer if possible either a straight yes or no to my question.

I have Goodyear Marathons made in Dec. 2011 on our 5.0SA. I had planned on changing them before a trip to FL this winter however just read the thread on FGRV entitled "Shredded tires - lessons learned" which got me thinking perhaps sooner is better. I don't know just how many miles are on these tires, they look fine, lots of tread, had them off looking them over this month when had the bearings done and brakes checked. They have been ON to FL two or three times, MB to south TX and MB to AZ and MB to southern ON plus lots of local trips.

We are heading to Vancouver Island in a week and a half and wonder whether I should get new tires now. What do you think, YES or NO.

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Better safe than sorry, I'd go ahead and travel with new tires, less potential issues plus less chance for flats with good rubber.
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Old 04-23-2017, 01:17 PM   #3
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Adrian,

YES!!!

I'm with Jim on this. I had year separation on a two year old tire. The tread flapped around and caused $5,000 damage before I could stop. I now plan to replace my tires every three years with the best tires I can get at the time I buy them.

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At the risk of starting yet another conversation about tires, I would like just a simple answer if possible either a straight yes or no to my question.

I have Goodyear Marathons made in Dec. 2011 on our 5.0SA. I had planned on changing them before a trip to FL this winter however just read the thread on FGRV entitled "Shredded tires - lessons learned" which got me thinking perhaps sooner is better. I don't know just how many miles are on these tires, they look fine, lots of tread, had them off looking them over this month when had the bearings done and brakes checked. They have been ON to FL two or three times, MB to south TX and MB to AZ and MB to southern ON plus lots of local trips.

We are heading to Vancouver Island in a week and a half and wonder whether I should get new tires now. What do you think, YES or NO.

Thanks
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Old 04-23-2017, 01:34 PM   #5
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Hi Adrian
Our 2010 had an estimated 40,000 miles minimum on them in the spring of 2016. The tires looked ok but were worn to approx 4/32 tread depth. I put new marathons on from our Goodyear dealer in Cedar Rapids. The base price on the tire was $82.00 American. Ours are 205 75 R14s I think my total out of the shop was $416.00 or so. New stems, balanced etc. it was worth it to me to get it done. I don't mind spending a little money on upgrades or wearable items. I hate spending money because of preventable breakdowns, catastrophic failures and the introspect that I shouldn't have cheaped out. If you're keeping the trailer I'd vote for spending the money. Good to hear you're gonna be doing some traveling this year.
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Old 04-23-2017, 01:37 PM   #6
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YES !! When we decided to travel to California from Wisconsin , we also decided to buy new trailer tires . If you can afford the trip then you can afford the new tires , it's all part of the cost of traveling.
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Old 04-23-2017, 02:03 PM   #7
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I agree on changing out. I always lean towards changing out tires sooner rather than later. Sooner, you'll be out a little extra cash. Waiting too long, you can be out a whole lot more!
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Hi: emers382... As a fine group of eastern Canadians always say, "You pays yer money and you takes yer choose"!!! Alf
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I asked my tire guy pretty much the same question last fall in regards to my truck tires. He told me if I was concerned with it to replace them, I did.
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Old 04-23-2017, 04:12 PM   #10
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Since it's probably about time for me to rotate trailer tires and I have two new spares, should I put them on the front axle or the rear one? Loren
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