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  • dbatteiger
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    I think a lot of people fail to realize the most important item you have is your trailer. Not your smooth running engine or anything else. Your asset is riding down the road depending on it. How can you even think about short cuts when it comes to tires.......

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  • 2RLAKE
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    My car trailer 5 year old tires blew when I was hauling some things back from the farm … took 8 hours to replace them …. Just replaced my X10 tires before I brought it back to the dealer because I didn’t want to go through that again

    i will now do 4-5 year as a rule of thumb

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  • boscoman
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    OK everybody, I learned my lesson last night. Had a blowout on the way home from the lake. I had previously checked all my tires and had max inflation and manufacture dates were in the 4 year range. I'm getting 5 new Carlisles today. For those of you with tandem axle trailers, this Trailer Helper gizmo is worth its weight in gold!
    https://www.amazon.com/Trailer-Helpe...s%2C91&sr=8-11 Just a word to the wise, mount it on a 2x6 that extends 4-5 inches beyond it front and back. Your *other* tire will engage the lumber first, thereby preventing the steel unit from sliding on the road surface

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  • Bouyhead
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    I own five trailers and one is a tandem. I'm not replacing tires every five years. Most of my towing is local with very limited highway use. If I'm leaving the island on a significant road trip I'll bounce for new tires if the current ones are showing signs of age.

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  • brucemac
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    Boat is garage kept and I don't tow very far to our home lake, but do tow a couple ~500 mile trips a year. I had a blowout on the interstate several years back. I was extremely lucky that I actually noticed it in my side mirror as it began to separate and was able to quickly pulled over. I was also lucky that a state trooper came to provide cover/protection as I climbed under to set the bottle jack. Having cars/trucks/semis blow by at ~80MPH while you're lying on the ground feet away is not a super fun way to start a vacation. Thankfully, no damage to the fender. Ever since, I am of the mindset to replace tires at around 5-6 years regardless. They're simply not that expensive relative to everything else that comes with owning a boat. Money well spent on safety and peace of mind IMO.

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  • chrislandy
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    No cracks in the tread or sidewalls, good tread, no bulges or cuts and only about 3000 miles on them.... I'd say that qualifies as "perfect external condition"

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  • RxMC
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    No such thing as a 20 year old tire in "perfect external condition".

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  • chrislandy
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    Originally posted by RxMC View Post

    Huh?

    Inside is not exposed to UV light. I think you'll see other deficiencies before the inside "breaks down". The tires on my truck have cracks between the tread, they will look fine inside.
    nope, mine were 20 yrs old before one blew, perfect external condition, always kept at the right pressure, trailer kept indoors, dry and blocked for the winter. Then last year, one popped on the motorway doing 60, overtaking a lorry.

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  • dbatteiger
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    15 years is incredible. They usually crack around the rims before they wear out. Goodyear now makes a 14inch D rated and they are the bomb Not sure about inside issue. .

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  • RxMC
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    Originally posted by georgea0731 View Post
    only after I read about them breaking down from the INSIDE. That's why they look like new, yet the danger is on the inside. Guess I was very lucky. GL
    Huh?

    Inside is not exposed to UV light. I think you'll see other deficiencies before the inside "breaks down". The tires on my truck have cracks between the tread, they will look fine inside.

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  • georgea0731
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    I replaced mine after 15 years, only after I read about them breaking down from the INSIDE. That's why they look like new, yet the danger is on the inside. Guess I was very lucky. GL

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  • carlsonwa
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    This is always a hot topic.

    I replace the tires on my single axle after 5 years of service. I only go a couple miles to the boat launch every weekend. But like others have said, its cheap insurance to replace rather than blow up a fiberglass fender, wrecking a rim, or be stranded to have to change a tire on the side of a busy road. We need @MrMastercraft to come along and give his input as well.

    I just put my 5 year old tires up for sale on Craigslist / FB marketplace some other guy always comes along and buys them.

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  • RxMC
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    My opinion that's a big waste of energy, resources, and money. Maybe if you trailer many thousands of miles a year.

    I just put tires on about three years ago. Manufacture date is 3118. The tires have 600 miles on them and look like they did the day they were installed. I'm not going to replace them next season or the season after.

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  • 93Prostar190
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    A little late but I am 4-5 years regardless what they look like and my trailers are mostly indoors.

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  • boscoman
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    Thanks everybody, I think I'll go for 5 years.

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