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Old 02-09-2013, 12:35 PM   #29
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But, that doesn't mean that's the end of their life and must be thrown away. It's like a car, the warranty lasts so long, but the car will (usually) last longer.
That is exactly what I was trying to say, but failed. If you buy tires that were made 3 years ago, and have the receipt, the tires have the same warranty as tires made yesterday.
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Old 02-09-2013, 01:24 PM   #30
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I have always lived by the 8-10 year old tire rule even though it is not law. I violated that last summer for a spare and it bit me bad. I acquired a different trailer last summer and replaced all six tires. The spare still had the sticker on the tread and had been stored inside the trailer. It had never seen the sun or any weather. It was 10 years old but "brand new."

I put it on in a rest area when I noticed another wheel was leaking. I figures the "new" 10 year old spare would get me to a tire store 40 miles away... It blew out in dramatic fashion 17 miles later.

Lesson? Do not violate your own rules!

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I have always lived by the 8-10 year old tire rule even though it is not law. I violated that last summer for a spare and it bit me bad. I acquired a different trailer last summer and replaced all six tires. The spare still had the sticker on the tread and had been stored inside the trailer. It had never seen the sun or any weather. It was 10 years old but "brand new."

I put it on in a rest area when I noticed another wheel was leaking. I figures the "new" 10 year old spare would get me to a tire store 40 miles away... It blew out in dramatic fashion 17 miles later.

Lesson? Do not violate your own rules!

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I first have to ask did you check the tire pressure? 17 miles on a tire as described seems like a short time frame barring any other noticeable damage on the tire or unit it was installed on.
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Good questions.

Set the pressure correctly myself before I put the tire on the trailer. The rim was brand new and has rolled thousands of miles since then. I was only going 40 MPH as a precaution. A10 year old tire is a bad bad idea. I knew it then and I know it better now.

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Sometimes tires just have defects right off the shelf. Yrs ago pulled 7 toyo's off the shelf. All casings were out of round, never bought them then or since, just sometimes their bad when new.
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Set the pressure correctly myself before I put the tire on the trailer.

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That answers those questions in my mind, thank you.
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