Originally Posted by mohok1
I would not leave the driveway on 8 yr old tires. Conventional wisdom is 5 to 7 max. I just had a blow out with a 4 plus year old tire. They can look great but not be able to stand the stress.
You might want to do some research on this issue.
I concur. Had a shredded tire a couple weeks ago myself. Did a lot of reading on the subject with opinions all over the place. TT are not like cars when it comes to tires. Here are very general points I gathered:
1) trailer tires generally sit for long periods of time between uses, causing issues with the point of contact and sun damage
2) many people, myself included, didn't realize "ST" trailer tires are not supposed to be run over 65mph (although I did find Goodyear indicates their trailer tires can be run from "66-70mph" with an additional 10psi of pressure. Their words not mine...)
3) trailer tires should be replaced every 3-5 years, regardless of condition
Keep in mind, these are not my opinions, just what I found when researching and again, opinions are all over the place. My TT is 3 years old (+ however long it sat on the lot) and I just had a shredder. I'm replacing them all.
Mike & Theresa, Madison, WI
2012 Jayco White Hawk 26SRK
2012 Ford F-150 EcoBoost FX4