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Old 12-13-2014, 07:10 PM   #1
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Tow dolly owners beware

Not only should you watch the date on the tires on your RV, you should also watch the born on date on your dolly tires. Found out that mine were 10yrs old, and while towing I had one of them started coming apart.


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Just part of good maintenance.
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Old 12-13-2014, 07:22 PM   #3
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Thank you for sharing.I keep a close watch on mine.I inspect them every time I hook the tow dolly up.Happy Holidays.
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Not only should you watch the date on the tires on your RV, you should also watch the born on date on your dolly tires. Found out that mine were 10yrs old, and while towing I had one of them started coming apart.


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Funny you should mention aging out. Earlier this year we sold a friend our Roadmaster 2000-1 dolly. I warned him that the tires were new in 2005 and strongly suggested he see a dealer for some new ones.

I talked to him earlier this week and the subject of the dolly came up. I asked if he had replaced the tires. His response was NO. He had taken it to 2 different tire dealers with the intent of buying new tires. When the dealers inspected the tires they both advised he keep the ones he had

Both dealers had numerous problems with the new ones they had sold. One dealer had so many problems with defective trailer tires he was considering discontinuing selling them.
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Funny you should mention aging out. Earlier this year we sold a friend our Roadmaster 2000-1 dolly. I warned him that the tires were new in 2005 and strongly suggested he see a dealer for some new ones.

I talked to him earlier this week and the subject of the dolly came up. I asked if he had replaced the tires. His response was NO. He had taken it to 2 different tire dealers with the intent of buying new tires. When the dealers inspected the tires they both advised he keep the ones he had

Both dealers had numerous problems with the new ones they had sold. One dealer had so many problems with defective trailer tires he was considering discontinuing selling them.
I feel for the tire dealers, customers come in and want the cheapest priced tires, and then when they get them, they get just that the cheapest made tires on earth.
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I wondered why you would put trailer tires on your tow dolly, we have regular car tires on our Demco and they are 4 yrs old and still look brand new-The weight of the ford Focus on the dolly shouldn't be much more than the weight of 1/2
the car- I am confused -Now the the Demco tow steers as it corners maybe others don't steer so it wears the tires & at 5 year old tires should be changed anyhow-Rich
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at 5 year old tires should be changed anyhow-Rich
Not one tire manufacturer states that. Most do say that they should be inspected starting at five years and absolutely replaced at 10. We easily went 8 years on our last set of Michelins.
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Tow Dolly Tires

I just replaced the tires on my KarKaddy tow dolly.
I put car tires on it that have more than enough weight rating to handle the weight on the dolly and the weight that our Prius puts on the dolly.
Need to weigh it to be sure.
I purchased the KarKaddy used and the old tires were pretty old, they still had lots of tread, and the side walls were cracking.
I loaded the Prius and weighed the dolly, then I went and got new tires.
I would not put trailer tires on anything I tow from what I see happening with the trailer tires sold.

These tires should last a while.
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