Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-25-2013, 10:48 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Txboyinnc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 6
Tires

I noticed this morning that my tires have cracks in them. Should I replace them? They are fairly new with less the 2000 miles on them.
__________________

__________________
Txboyinnc is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 05-25-2013, 10:59 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Ronnie Bledsoe 2006 Dutchstar 43''s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Manteca, Ca
Posts: 1,340
I would have them checked by a tire shop. Cracks are NOT good. Also check the age of the tire...4 numbers that indicate week and year of mfg. like 2713 would be 27th week of 2013. Mileage is less of an indicator than age.
__________________

__________________
"Piddln"
2008 Jeep Sahara '4Dr"
Ronnie Bledsoe
Ronnie Bledsoe 2006 Dutchstar 43' is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2013, 12:46 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 4,232
What is "fairly new?"
__________________
jesilvas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2013, 12:56 PM   #4
Junior Member
 
Txboyinnc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 6
Just bought the camper last may, used. Tires looked good, lots of tread. No cracks then or when I took it out of storage in April. Don't really know what the age is but from the looks of them they shouldn't be cracked.
__________________
Txboyinnc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2013, 12:58 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 4,232
Well looks mean nothing.
Find the DOT date code, and see what age they are.
Lots of tread either means they are new, or they are old and have set a long time. Age is the biggest killer of them.
__________________
jesilvas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2013, 01:08 PM   #6
Junior Member
 
Txboyinnc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 6
Thanks.
__________________
Txboyinnc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2013, 09:15 AM   #7
Moderator Emeritus
 
SmokeyWren's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Midland County, Texas
Posts: 3,332
The experts say you should replace trailer tires after 4 years of service, even if they still appear to be brand new. So realize that if you try to squeeze out another year or more of service after the fourth year, then you're gambling. And if you lose, the result could be very expensive damage to your trailer. Steel belted trailer tires can do a lot of damage to your trailer if that steel belt (alligator hide) gets loose and flops around in the wheel well.
__________________
Grumpy ole man with over 50 years towing experience. Now my heaviest trailer is a 7,000-pound enclosed cargo trailer, RV is a 5,600 pound Skyline Nomad Joey 196S, and my tow vehicle is a 2012 F-150 3.5L EcoBoost SuperCrew.
SmokeyWren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2013, 02:15 PM   #8
Junior Member
 
Txboyinnc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 6
Finally got a chance to look at the manufacturer date and it is time to replace. Shows they were made in 2006. Considering the trailer is a 2007 model I would guess they could be the original tires. New ones have been ordered.
__________________
Txboyinnc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2013, 07:51 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 150
Now's the time to put on some LT tires.
__________________
2009 Chevy 2500HD Duramax
2008 Everest 305T
azdryheat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2013, 12:52 PM   #10
Junior Member
 
Txboyinnc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 6
I am getting ready to replace my st185/85r13's on my 07 254 exp. Right now I have Goodyear marathons. The tire dealer here has ordered me Carlisle Sport Trails. Does anyone have experience with this brand. I have looked them up and read bad things. I understand that some blowouts are caused by "operator error" but I just want my family to be safe. Any thoughts?
__________________
Txboyinnc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2013, 03:20 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 150
If they're from China be prepared for them to pop
__________________
2009 Chevy 2500HD Duramax
2008 Everest 305T
azdryheat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2013, 03:27 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 4,232
If they are ST tires, don't drive over 65MPH and always keep an eye on tire pressures.
__________________
jesilvas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2013, 09:07 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Ray,IN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: North America somewhere
Posts: 13,712
Quote:
Originally Posted by Txboyinnc View Post
I am getting ready to replace my st185/85r13's on my 07 254 exp. Right now I have Goodyear marathons. The tire dealer here has ordered me Carlisle Sport Trails. Does anyone have experience with this brand. I have looked them up and read bad things. I understand that some blowouts are caused by "operator error" but I just want my family to be safe. Any thoughts?
Assuming these Carlisle Sport Trails are ST tires; always keep them inflated to sidewall maximum air pressure, otherwise Carlisle voids the warranty (or used to). Ask the dealer for a warranty sheet and read it closely for how to care for your new tires.
__________________
2000 Winnebago Ultimate Freedom USQ40JD, ISC 8.3 Cummins 350, Spartan MM Chassis. USA 1SG, retired;PPA,Good Sam Life member,FMCA."We the people are the rightful masters of both the Congress and the Courts - not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow men who pervert the Constitution. "Abraham Lincoln"
Ray,IN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2013, 10:36 AM   #14
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 10
Answering this as I sit in the tire store waiting for my new tires to be installed. The answers to your question will have your head spinning. I decided on Akuret 10 ply. They seem to have the least written about them (negative). I have decided that I would buy these and try not to be concerned with any negative recommendations.
__________________

__________________
caddo72 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:18 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.