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Old 07-13-2016, 11:17 AM   #1
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When to replace tires

My 195bh is 2 years old and has the stock Vail Sport tires. Tread in middle looks good but is wearing on edges, more so on the inside. Nothing to the point of belts showing or anything, but the inner tread is a little lower then rest.
Curious at what point you consider replacing tires?


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Old 07-13-2016, 11:31 AM   #2
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A lot of people replace stock tires fairly quickly because they are usually cheap tires. I replaced mine after three years with a higher load rated radial.


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Old 07-13-2016, 01:41 PM   #3
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A lot of people replace stock tires fairly quickly because they are usually cheap tires. I replaced mine after three years with a higher load rated radial.


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What kind of mileage to people usually get on their stock tires? I've only got less than 1500 on these but getting ready for a 3000 mile trip


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Old 07-13-2016, 01:56 PM   #4
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I just took my trailer on stock radial tires (Sterling Sport) on a 1200 mile trip which has pushed us just over 4000 on them total. They still look good and have no wear issues at all. I'll probably run them the rest of this summer and next and then replace them.
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I just took my trailer on stock radial tires (Sterling Sport) on a 1200 mile trip which has pushed us just over 4000 on them total. They still look good and have no wear issues at all. I'll probably run them the rest of this summer and next and then replace them.
Consider yourself lucky if you make this summer without a blowout.
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Consider yourself lucky if you make this summer without a blowout.
Ok, I will.
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What kind of mileage to people usually get on their stock tires? I've only got less than 1500 on these but getting ready for a 3000 mile trip


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I have no idea what average is. It's more about age and condition than mileage. Very few people will wear out the tread. Three of my tires had sidewall cracks the day I pulled it from the dealer. Replaced under warranty and later replaced with better tires.


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Old 07-13-2016, 02:43 PM   #8
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My 3 yr. old Westlakes 16" E tires have 15,000 miles on them. This fall I'll replace them before I make my 2,500 mile winter trip to Arizona.
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I upgraded our original 14" 6 PR tires two weeks ago to 8 PR. They were just over one yr. old with about 3,500 miles. No wear or appearance problems, I just wanted to do what I could, within reason, to help prevent a disaster on the road. I believe any blowout(not leak) while traveling, is possible to cause more damage to the trailer than the set(all five) of better tires cost me. Plus, considering the lose of time and trouble of repair at a time like that, to me it was a no brainer. The 8 PR tires can carry more weight safely at 65#, compared to the original tires at 50#. ......Yes, any tire can blow at any time, even a new one, but I'm satisfied I've done about the best I can to prevent that from happening.
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I replaced the stock "E" rated tires with Goodyear G614's and only had one trip on the 5er. It's just not worth the potential blowout and resulting consequences to me.
I also replaced the stock tires on my RAM with only 1000 miles on them. Obviously I'm going to the extreme but I'd rather be sage than sorry...
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