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Old 06-29-2016, 02:19 PM   #1
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Tire Help

So long story short a few weeks ago 40 miles from home I had wheel bearings blow out on the driver side rear axle of my 93 30 foot Fleetwood Prowler. 5 hours sitting on the side of the road trying to bandaid it we drove it home with the wheel nut barely held on by a couple threads at 20mph stopping every 2-3 miles to pour water on the hub to cool it down from almost glowing red. I've now replaced both axles, brakes, drums, suspension, and all. The tire that was on the axle was angled a bit on the ride back but I'm not that worried about the tread wear at this point but was wondering if I need to worry about it because of the heat around it. I tried to replace the tire and wheel bought where I bought the 4 but they no longer carry the same tire (Tredit H118ST ST205/75D15) I just bought the wheel and tires in September when I pulled the trailer out of a year around spot its been at for over a decade and was hoping to get a few years out of these tires before spending another $400 to replace them all with a better brand. The tire technically looks fine other than dust from the metal rubbing in the hub, what can I do to really look it over and know if I can get some more use out of it or does anyone know where I could find the tire I posted?

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Old 06-29-2016, 02:43 PM   #2
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Old 06-29-2016, 03:39 PM   #3
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I can't imagine that even red hot at the hub would transfer enough heat to the rim of the wheel to damage the bead of the tire... after all.. its only along the bead where the actual contact occurs... in addition.. even if you heated the air inside the tire 20-30* above normal it wouldn't hurt....

Let me add this... if you could touch the wheel when you stopped and poured water on the hub... than I wouldn't be worried...
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Old 06-29-2016, 03:53 PM   #4
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I guess my biggest worry is if I have to replace it I can't get the same tire so in my mind I need to replace all four at the same time so the tires match. Could I get away with just replacing 2 on the same axle to get by?
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