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Old 04-05-2013, 06:00 AM   #1
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How often do you need to replace trailer tires?

I have a jayco 27bh its 10 years old, I only camp 22 miles from home and the camper is stored in a pole barn. The tires are 10 years old and still look good, pleanty of tread and no signs of dry rot. What are your opinions? Can I go another year or 2 with the original tires or do I need to get new ones?

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Old 04-05-2013, 06:23 AM   #2
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Most recommendations I have read is 5 years.



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Old 04-05-2013, 07:08 AM   #3
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i was told 5-7 years from the tire place in Ellsworth Me. we had a blow out on the highway and put the spare on then continued to Bar Harbor and when i pulled the other tire off at the campground, thought i should replace the 11 year old tire that didn't blow, i could not help but notice the hugh bulge in the inside side wall. i would not have seen it if i had not taken it off. that would have been something if both tire blew while on the highway. so i will take there advise and do about 5-6 years

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Old 04-05-2013, 07:47 AM   #4
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22 miles per year is unique. It kind of depends on how you feel about changing a tire along the road vs. cost of new ones.
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:15 PM   #5
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Even with the very low mileage, a blowout is still a blowout, and could cause an accident within that 22 miles. I experienced a sidewall blowout with the trailer just sitting over the winter on GY Marathons that had a date code 7 years old. Would agree with the 5 year limit on tire life, no matter how good they look. Age, not wear, is the killer of trailer tires, because they usually sit still much longer than they roll. JMHO
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5 years, if they don't start blowing before.

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