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Old 07-22-2013, 02:55 PM   #1
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Backed into/over curb

Today I got out of my routine backing into our driveway. It is very tight and difficult to get my trailer jogged over to the side of the garage. Anyways I started out at a bad angle and rolled both passenger side tires into and over the curb. The are made in china free star brand. Is it possible to tell if I did any damage to them? We plan to replace them in the spring when money is better.

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Old 07-22-2013, 03:07 PM   #2
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IMO, at a slow speed I wouldn't be too worried about it.

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Old 07-26-2013, 09:11 AM   #3
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Just check the tire pressure now and tomorrow. If no change in pressure, you haven't disturbed the tire beads.

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Old 07-26-2013, 09:18 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by ependydad View Post
IMO, at a slow speed I wouldn't be too worried about it.

Agree. When we back our trailer into our driveway we go over the section as it raises to the full curb (roughly 4 inches in height at this point). Slow speed and no issues to date. May at some point place some wood to reduce the height.
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Old 07-26-2013, 09:51 AM   #5
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Might be a good idea to take a look on the inside of the wheels for side wall bubbles - not likely but possible. If there is no visual damage, monitor pressures.
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:26 AM   #6
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I backed over a curb coming home from one trip (rear drivers side) Next trip out about 1 hour out on the Pa. turnpike a trucker blew his horn at me and motioned to pull over. Well I didn't know that at the time, but about 5 more miles I see smoke coming from the rear of trailer. Tire shredded it self. I caught it before it threw shreds and do damage to trailer. Put spare on and went and bought a new tire. Lesson learned. I now always make my turns carefully, frontwards and backwards. I was traveling between 55 and 60 MPH.

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Old 07-30-2013, 05:09 AM   #7
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Feel the sidewalls of the tires before you drive and after 30 minutes. If you damaged the internal structure of the tire, you may feel changes, like bulging or lumps.

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