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Old 05-04-2021, 11:56 AM   #1
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When to get new tires?

Bought the travel trailer in 2018 and tires have a date of 0717. Besides obvious low tread, when is it good to get new tires? Also what tires do you recommend?
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Old 05-04-2021, 12:15 PM   #2
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Bought the travel trailer in 2018 and tires have a date of 0717. Besides obvious low tread, when is it good to get new tires? Also what tires do you recommend?
Are they what are referred to as "china Bombs"? Is so, I would replace them as soon as you can afford to.

Search for "china bombs" on this forum and you will understand.

Also, get a TPMS system if possible.

Good Luck!
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Old 05-04-2021, 12:32 PM   #3
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Are they what are referred to as "china Bombs"? Is so, I would replace them as soon as you can afford to.



Search for "china bombs" on this forum and you will understand.



Also, get a TPMS system if possible.



Good Luck!


What brand did you replace your tires with?
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Old 05-04-2021, 12:35 PM   #4
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What brand did you replace your tires with?
GoodYear Endurance. Second time on Second trailer.
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I had a flat on my castle rocks with less than 2000 miles on them and replaced them with Goodyear Endurance last Fall. I feel more secure, but only time will tell. I kept the best remaining castle rock for my spare.
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Old 05-04-2021, 04:09 PM   #6
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I replaced the China bomb tires on both my trailers immediately after purchasing them. Both trailers now ride on Goodyear Endurance tires. Dealing with an exploded tires is no fun. I found that out when I had a China bomb tire explode on me in the middle of nowhere in Alaska. The tire was on a new cargo trailer and had about 3500 miles on it, with all of those miles accumulated in the past 10 days. Now I don't worry so much about tires with the Goodyear Endurance tires.
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I have to say that the Goodyear Endurance is an excellent tire.

Others may be as well.
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Just greased the axels and replaced tires with Good Year Endurance as well. My old tires looked great and plenty of thread on the 2014 tires. But once they were off, I could feel how "squishy" the side walls were. Not saying they would have blown anytime soon, but didn't want to take a chance on the china bomb going off.
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The average tire replacement is every five years but you posted something that is a little troubling........... You said the tread is low (worn?) Usually when I replace our trailer tires the tread looks brand new.

There are several good brand trailer tires Goodyear Endurances, are very good, Sailun and Carlisle are good as well.

Just an interesting side note my Goodyear dealer recommends and uses Carlisle trailer tires on his own trailer.

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Just greased the axels and replaced tires with Good Year Endurance as well. My old tires looked great and plenty of thread on the 2014 tires. But once they were off, I could feel how "squishy" the side walls were. Not saying they would have blown anytime soon, but didn't want to take a chance on the china bomb going off.
At 6-7 years life, any trailer tire is waiting to blow, regardless of origin.
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Bought the travel trailer in 2018 and tires have a date of 0717. Besides obvious low tread, when is it good to get new tires? Also what tires do you recommend?
Have seen 5 years as recommended tire life. I changed to Sailun and went up one grade from F to G.
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Bought the travel trailer in 2018 and tires have a date of 0717. Besides obvious low tread, when is it good to get new tires? Also what tires do you recommend?
Bought my Rockwood TT in 2018-Last year had a blowout on I5 in Redding on the first day of travel. Tore up the wheel well etc. I changed all four of them two days later. Don't wait for the things to blow up on you.
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Depends on the climate you live in. Hot climates such as here in Arizona you should change tires every three years regardless of tread. The road heat and dry air are killers for tires. When I owned my tire stores we loved summer because we sold a ton of tires, especially the crap made in China and Poland.
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I'm a big believer in upgrading the load range and speed rating when you change tires. Once I did that on all of my trailers, I haven't had a blowout since.
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I went from 10 ply factory tires to 14 ply Hercules tires on mine after blowing 2 three year old tires over 2 years.
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GY Endurance or Maxxis- if C or D rated. I also try to go up a load rating, if you plan to keep in awhile. Many times it only $10 more a tire and you pick-up load cap and stability.
I am looking at doing the same on a new to us 5 th wheel, but need "G" rated, looking at Sailuns due to reviews
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Old 05-05-2021, 11:45 PM   #19
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Those are the same tires I am looking at for my 34RL2 Hathaway Cedar Creek. I have not found anyone in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area that carry's them yet. Great price!
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There's a big o tire store in dallas.
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