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Old 09-26-2010, 09:57 PM   #15
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An update on tires.

All the tires made the trip except one on the trailer. On the second to last day from Phoenix on the return from North Rim Grand Canyon to see friends I had one trailer tire go flat. Removed it and took it to a service station but could not find the leak, did not have dip tank just a spray bottle. So the next morning I removed the spare tire and aired it up looks like it had not been touched since it was bought. Made it south of Flagstaff, AZ past the overlook, 129 miles from home and it let go. Lost the tread then the tire split across the tread from side to side. Will post pictures tomorrow of the damage but did not get any of the tire. I think if I could have gotten the first tire repaired I would not have had a problem.

So I now have one $660.00 Goodyear Wrangler Armor Trac LT245/75R-16.

I also have 4 and 6 tires on my Tire Rack wish list.

Paul
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All the tires made the trip except one on the trailer. On the second to last day from Phoenix on the return from North Rim Grand Canyon to see friends I had one trailer tire go flat. Removed it and took it to a service station but could not find the leak, did not have dip tank just a spray bottle. So the next morning I removed the spare tire and aired it up looks like it had not been touched since it was bought. Made it south of Flagstaff, AZ past the overlook, 129 miles from home and it let go. Lost the tread then the tire split across the tread from side to side. Will post pictures tomorrow of the damage but did not get any of the tire. I think if I could have gotten the first tire repaired I would not have had a problem.

So I now have one $660.00 Goodyear Wrangler Armor Trac LT245/75R-16.

I also have 4 and 6 tires on my Tire Rack wish list.

Paul


Paul glad to hear everyone made it home safe! Please take a look at this web site, there tire are cheaper then tire rack and they dont charge shipping like tire does! I would also get some good brass valve stems so you sont have to keep checking those for cracks! I found stems showing signs dry rot after two years on both my truck and trailer tires , I think they where made in china ....... Patchboy .com is where you can find a valve stem to fit anything!


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Also was the spare tire ever used? and did it have a cover over it to protect it from sun light?
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Old 09-28-2010, 06:38 PM   #17
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Paul glad to hear everyone made it home safe! Please take a look at this web site, there tire are cheaper then tire rack and they dont charge shipping like tire does! I would also get some good brass valve stems so you sont have to keep checking those for cracks! I found stems showing signs dry rot after two years on both my truck and trailer tires , I think they where made in china ....... Patchboy .com is where you can find a valve stem to fit anything!


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Also was the spare tire ever used? and did it have a cover over it to protect it from sun light?
The spare was mounted under the trailer next to the basement A/C unit. Bought the trailer used but the tire looked brand new, I think the lack of use is what killed it in 191 miles.

I checked Discount tire and they are higher ($9.00) per tire which cuts down on the shipping paid for Tire Rack. The big plus for me is I live in an RV park and drive long haul truck so I am not home but 2 days every 2 weeks so I have them dropped shipped and then go and get them installed when home. Going to call the local Discount Tire and see what their price is or if I can have them shipped to them.

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Michelin has published a TSB stating that if the tires are in good condition, kept out of the sun when not in use, and have surface cracks less than 1/32", then you are good to go for no greater than 10 years. All of this depends on where you live, dry or humid. Garaged or outside, use of tire covers, and the biggest issue is tire inflation. I run 5% more than the tires weight use chart, and have never had a blowout, knock on wood...... From the pictures, you were definitely in need of tires. As far as brakes, as long as your pads / shoes are at least the same thickness as the backing plate your good to go
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I would put "E " rated on the truck and "G" rated on the trailer.
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I would put "E " rated on the truck and "G" rated on the trailer.
Have not found a G rated Michelin tire in my size.
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