Originally Posted by OldCoot
The monitor system won't prevent the bomb, you are taking a big risk pulling on the factory tires. It isn't if, it is when one will blow.
I disagree!! I've used the factory installed tires on my last 3 trailers and
had no issues at all. I just replaced the original tires a few months ago on my '08 trailer. I'm guessing we had a tad over 20,000 miles on them.
Telling everyone who comes along that their tires are going to blow is
scare tactics and just not true.
Much more important in the tire saga is the safety factor.
My trailer weighs 4050 lb at the axles loaded on the way to the camp ground.
If I add up the maximum weight carrying capacity of my 4 tires I get
7040 lb. I'm running down the road at slightly less than 60% capacity.
Do some trailers come from the factory with under rated tires - sure!
Do all of them come with sub-par tires?? Not at all.
My best friend recently bought a little J-flight. It's very light but I glanced at
the sticker on the door. His load carrying capacity is only 150 lbs!! Are you
kidding me?? How do those (J-flight factory engineers) sleep at night?!?
OTOH my friend will likely use the trailer 1 or 2 times a year and less than
100 miles each way. Odds are he'll be fine.