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Old 03-11-2012, 06:04 PM   #1
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Need opinion on this tire....

Observed some checking on the sidewalls of my tires, think I can get another 10,000 miles out of them before I *HAVE* to replace them?
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Observed some checking on the sidewalls of my tires, think I can get another 10,000 miles out of them before I *HAVE* to replace them?
NO and NO
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That tire is just getting broken in !!
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Old 03-11-2012, 06:14 PM   #5
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Hi baraff,
Go to Michelin Sidewall Cracking Chart - iRV2.com RV Photo Gallery and look at the chart. This is a Michelin sidewall crack guide chart. For me, the tire in the OP is worse than any pictured on the chart.
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Actually, this tire is one of four just like it on an old yard trailer at the marina. I have a sailboat on a cradle which sits on an old cut down mobile home frame. When I bought the whole rig 23 years ago the tires looked the same as they do now. I put tubes in them so they hold air.
The trailer only moves about 200 feet each season.
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You might want to check the brakes and the Bering grease also
before 10,000 mile trip. will that wheel even turn
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Shoot, I think if you up the air pressure by 20 psi over what is stamped on the side wall, spray some tire protector on it and you will be good to go for another 20,000 miles...
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Old 03-11-2012, 07:36 PM   #9
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Man, you still have some tread left. Make sure you check the lug nuts for proper torque, probably need a 1950's torque wrench (rusted and bent a little would be best).

Add a tpms and I think you're good to go. Oh, speed below 5 mph might help and keep looking for a safe place to pull over. A little 303 will get you some more inches prior to a blow out.
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That depends on if it's a car tire or RV/truck size tire. Car tires should never be pressurized to more cold pressure than on the sidewall. On an RV/truck size tire what's on the sidewall is the minimum to support the maximum so you could go a couple #'s over to make up for pressure loss over time.

ON TRUCK size tires the cold pressure on the sidewall is the MINIMUM required to support the maximum weight rating of the tires. Same with the tire charts, it's the MINIMUM cold pressure to support the weight. So YES you can exceed the pressure on the sidewall by a few psi

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From page 2 of the 06/07 Michelin RV Tire Guide: "If you look at the tire's sidewall, you'll see the maximum load capacity allowed for the size tire and load rating, and the minimum cold air inflation needed to carry the maximum load."
From the Firestone/Bridgestone RV tire guide:
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Bear in mind that these are maximum ratings. The sidewall of the tire shows maximum load and minimum inflation pressure for that load
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How much air is enough?
The proper air inflation for your tires depends on how much your fully loaded RV or trailer weighs. Look at the sidewall of your RV tire and you’ll see the maximum load capacity for the tire size and load rating, as well as the minimum cold air inflation, needed to carry that maximum load.
20 psi over might be a little too much in this case!
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I guess that is no joke because those look like the tires on my trailer, carry two spares and off we go. Nice to be able to check the air through the side walls.
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looks great, cant see the air inside em yet
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Burns, I'd have estimate no, you can't get another 10,000 miles out of them. At 200 feet a year, I don't think you'll live that long. Unless of course, you can make it another 264,000 years. If you do, you might have to put some new tubes in them somewhere the way.
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