Originally Posted by Iggy
Good to hear from you both.
How has your new tires been doing?
I have 5,800 miles on my Duro and they are still look great.
What tires and size did you get just in case for future reference.
Hi John, the tires have done +-13000kms and look great, they are E rated which is a huge overkill for a 9000lb trailer, or is it? Considering that a lot of the posts about tire failure are about C rated tires that tells me that they were not up to the job on my RV even though FR think they were.
Your post highlights how critical it is to care for tires, and in a perfect world C rated tires should work, however, scrubbing a kerb, hitting a pothole or rock, poor road surface, slightly under inflated, uneven loading of the trailer, sun and/or side wind on one side all day, all add more factors to the critical equation. IMO overkill raises the blow out level.
The Chinese stamp a max load rating on the wall of a tire, does anyone know how this is determined, I'll bet with a machine rolling back and forth with a predetermined load in lab conditions but without all the extra factors I mentioned above.
Buy a Skill, Makita, Bosch, De Walt, drilling machine and it will last for years, buy a cheap Chinese one and you will be rucky
it will last a season!