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Old 10-22-2017, 07:11 PM   #1
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2013 Flagstaff Micro Lite 21fbrs tires

We have 10,000 plus mles on original tires and they still look great. Very careful to keep pressure at 50 lbs..concerned about when to put on new tires.. Tires are kept covered and use 303 aero space uv protectant frequently..tt weighs about 4500lbs..comments
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Old 10-22-2017, 07:25 PM   #2
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Depending on production date they could be coming on 5 years old. There is a build date code in the serial number. I would replace at least before the next travel season starts.
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Old 10-22-2017, 08:26 PM   #3
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It would help to know the size and if the tires were ever driven with less than 45 psi along with the tire DOT serial
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Old 10-23-2017, 06:16 AM   #4
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always at 50 psi.check before each trip.205/75r14 kinda carrier load star DOT 7YT8 DATE 3212(MARCH 2,2012) ALWAYS CRAWL UNDER TT TO CHECK INSIDE OF TIRES FOR ANY DAMAGE, SO FAR NONE. THANKS
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Old 10-23-2017, 06:46 AM   #5
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You are close. Made the 32nd week of 2012. I would still replace due to age. Cheap insurance against a failure. At that weight may be load rated C. Can probably be upgrade to a D rated tire for close to the same money. If done traveling til spring wait and do it so new tires are not just aging while stored.
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Old 10-23-2017, 11:36 AM   #6
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You are close. Made the 32nd week of 2012. I would still replace due to age. Cheap insurance against a failure. At that weight may be load rated C. Can probably be upgrade to a D rated tire for close to the same money. If done traveling til spring wait and do it so new tires are not just aging while stored.
having a problem with tt tires vs light duty truck tires which can go 60,000 miles, are not covered and air pressure not checked very often on average
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always at 50 psi.check before each trip.205/75r14 kinda carrier load star DOT 7YT8 DATE 3212(MARCH 2,2012) ALWAYS CRAWL UNDER TT TO CHECK INSIDE OF TIRES FOR ANY DAMAGE, SO FAR NONE. THANKS
Getting old. Have you done a "Free Spin" inspection as covered in my blog?

You don't have X-Ray vision, do you

Tire failures such as tread or belt separations start from the internal part of the tire (not the air chamber) in the thickest part.
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Getting old. Have you done a "Free Spin" inspection as covered in my blog?

You don't have X-Ray vision, do you

Tire failures such as tread or belt separations start from the internal part of the tire (not the air chamber) in the thickest part.
plan to do free spin in spring. tt in storage for winter
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I thought tires were good for 7 to 8 years as long as no cracks and bubbles.
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plan to do free spin in spring. tt in storage for winter
Good plan. It looks like I may not have included the link to the video on what I mean by "free spin"
Its covered in THIS post.
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I thought tires were good for 7 to 8 years as long as no cracks and bubbles.
Tire life depends on many variables including where you live and where you travel.
Here is PART2 of a 2 part post on tire age.
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