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Old 06-17-2011, 09:47 PM   #1
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4 flat tires

Stored my TT at a friend's house in the high desert over winter....all four tires are flat....I'm going to air them back up, but I'm wondering how road worthy they'll be? They're about 2 years old with about a 1000 miles on them....any input?

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Old 06-17-2011, 10:04 PM   #2
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Iím pretty sure youíre going to find they are destroyed. They need to be taken off the wheels and inspected by a certified tire tech.


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Old 06-23-2011, 01:45 AM   #3
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Ditto to FastEagle's post; even if they look ok on the outside, sidewalls could be toast.
Block up the trailer, under the axles, and cover the tires. if you have to park it there again.
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I will also support the have them inspected..

I will also warn to air them up BEFORE MOVING even so much as one inch.

Then tow SLOWLY to the tire technician.

Suggestions for futuer storage.

Jack it up and put jack stands under the trailer so tires are not in contact with ground (That way if they loose air over winter,, No damage)

IF you need to replace them.. FIRST inspect to see if there is room and if there is consider going one size larger.. Reasons.

Larger tire rolls easier (Better MPG) can carry more weight (Less chance of an overwheigh blow out) and spins slower (Less bearing wear) IN short, an all around better deal, Though it will affect (1") the ride height and of course costs more plus you need new rims.

BUT ONLY IF IT FITS.. And as I said, ONLY if you are replacing the lot of them or at least half of them. (not worth the cost otherwise)
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