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Old 06-19-2013, 03:19 PM   #1
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Question Travel Trailer Tires...when to replace?

Hi everybody. I'm new here, so not too familiar with the site yet. If you have suggestions on my questions, THANKS!

We are heading out on a 60-day trip soon from the Southwest to the Northwest and on to the Midwest and back to AZ. Our travel trailer is 7 years old, but probably has less than 4000 miles on it. The tires are original, and have lots of tread. But the tread has worn unevenly, probably from the dual axel "scrubbing" that occurs when backing the trailer.

My question is: would it be wise to replace the tires with new ones, or are we still OK? I have not noticed any problems while trailering...but don't want to have unexpected problems with flats on this trip. What do you think?
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Welcome to irv2. I think you'll find that most here including me think that 7 year old tires need to be replaced no matter their condition.
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Old 06-19-2013, 03:35 PM   #3
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This is a good place to start learning about tires, age, and wear

How Old - and Dangerous - Are Your Tires?

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I would replace them before the trip. Why take chances? Age and uneven wear? I would buy new ones - just my opinion.
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:06 PM   #5
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Hey, thanks, you guys for your quick responses. I went to the link supplied by Cliff and got a little education. I just checked my rv tires, and yes, indeed, they are 7 years old. Also noticed some checking on the sidewalls. The spare is totally unused, and I suspect it can remain that--the spare. This is Arizona, and I know age and temperature can raise havoc. You all have convinced me to replace all four tires with new. Has anyone bought trailer tires from Costco? Thanks again.
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Hey, thanks, you guys for your quick responses. I went to the link supplied by Cliff and got a little education. I just checked my rv tires, and yes, indeed, they are 7 years old. Also noticed some checking on the sidewalls. The spare is totally unused, and I suspect it can remain that--the spare. This is Arizona, and I know age and temperature can raise havoc. You all have convinced me to replace all four tires with new. Has anyone bought trailer tires from Costco? Thanks again.
I've heard of many that buy from Costco. That link that you thanked me for was posted by WrongWay Rand. .
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Hey, thanks, you guys for your quick responses. I went to the link supplied by Cliff and got a little education. I just checked my rv tires, and yes, indeed, they are 7 years old. Also noticed some checking on the sidewalls. The spare is totally unused, and I suspect it can remain that--the spare.
Our spare was old but looked good. We decided to replace it anyway. We're planning a 2000 to 3000 mile trip next spring and who knows ??? we may need that spare in some remote location so want a good one.

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This is Arizona, and I know age and temperature can raise havoc. You all have convinced me to replace all four tires with new. Has anyone bought trailer tires from Costco? Thanks again.
Get those white tire covers. Remember to buy one for the spare also. When the RV isn't being used, cover the tires to help protect them form the sun. We never bought tires from Costco. We got ours for both RVs at a place called First Chance near where we live. They balanced them before installing them.
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Randy...thanks for the tire educational link.
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