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Old 10-20-2005, 02:30 PM   #1
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As I was checking my tires to go to the rally in Whitter , I found a bulge in the tire. That is the second tire been on that rim. The other one had a split place in it. I am not too happy with Goodyear now. I am glad I found it before we were on the road.
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As I was checking my tires to go to the rally in Whitter , I found a bulge in the tire. That is the second tire been on that rim. The other one had a split place in it. I am not too happy with Goodyear now. I am glad I found it before we were on the road.
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Old 10-21-2005, 05:30 AM   #3
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Sure it could be a second bad tire but when the Goodyear dealer changed the tire the first time, I would have expected them to inspect the wheel properly before the tire was installed. Ask them to look more closely this time.

Also look at the tread wear patterns on all 4 tires to see if the other tires are wearing evenly because there might be an alignment issue as the cause.

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Old 10-23-2005, 04:47 AM   #4
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You do not say what kind of trailer you have, but Sunnybrook is having a recall on some chrome wheels right now because of defective welds. I do not know if the same wheels were used on other brands or not. It might be worth checking out.
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Old 11-01-2005, 05:39 AM   #5
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It is a steel wheel on a 33-5v Arctic Fox. It was worn 3/32 all the others look good. the size is 235x85/ 16 E rated tire. This tire does catch a curb sometimes when I cannot swing out, maybe this is the problem.
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Old 11-01-2005, 09:11 AM   #6
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Any time you hit a curb, dierct on or pinch the tire arainst a curb, you stand a real god chance of damaging the tire. Once damaged, it can get a knot at the impact point or it may just blow out. The impact will cause a separation the plys and air can leak through and creat the bubble or knot.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by diandtom:
It is a steel wheel on a 33-5v Arctic Fox. It was worn 3/32 all the others look good....This tire does catch a curb sometimes when I cannot swing out, maybe this is the problem. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>If, in addition to the tread separation, this particular tire is wearing faster than the others (as is implied above), the chances are very good that you've bent this axle. A good truck/trailer alignment shop can check this out and correct it for you. In addition to wear, if this tire is running misaligned, it will generate more heat that can contribute to tread separation.

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The tire had over 10,000 miles on it. The 3/32 was what the tire dealer adjusted the price I would pay for the new tire.($38) The tire was not cuped or anything like that the wear was very even. It looked just like the other three,only a knot on the sidewall.
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First how old are the tires that are on your rig? If they are approaching 5 years old then you need to replace all of them anyway. The rubber is basically rotten at that point. As far a miles on the tire it does not matter. If you rotate your trailer tires and have them balanced regularly then it should not matter. Wait I'll bet you are like most people and don't rotate or balance your trailer tires, not good.
Lesson learned, all of th tires on the trialer should be of the same brand and type, just becasue you replaced the tire with the same size does not mean it is the same size. The overall actual demisions when mounted on the rim can be different enough to cause problems even between the same manufacture.
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The tire was about a year old. I have not had any trouble with the other three.
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