Tire life

Discussion in 'Tires / Brakes / Bearings / Axles' started by Joe Friars, Jun 20, 2018.

  1. Joe Friars

    Joe Friars Member

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    Hi all;
    I’ve heard different opinions about how long tires last on a pop up.
    Mine are about 5 - 6 years old, have what appears to be decent tread and no visible cracking on the side walls.
    They have sat for awhile but have not gone flat.
    Would you ride on them.

    Thank you

    Joe
     
  2. jnc

    jnc Welcome from New Hampshire

    I would replace them as soon as I could but if I was only going for a short trip (under an Hour) than I would probably go but I would still be worried about them.
     
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  3. xxxapache

    xxxapache Well-Known Member

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    I have and have ran trailer tires older than that with no problems. However, they were always for trips very close to home. If I were going more than 20-30 miles at interstate speeds, I would consider new tires.
     
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  4. Garrity

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    Replace them. It is cheap insurance. I had a blowout earlier this year with our NTU PUP and it is not an experience I want to have ever again. $100-$200 for new tires is much cheaper than the repairs that I did myself.
     
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  5. joet

    joet Well-Known Member

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    The rule of the thumb is replace after 5 years. There are a lot of variables to this.: How were they stored, what were they stored on, were they ran low.
    Cheap insurance to replace
     
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  6. Sjm9911

    Sjm9911 Well-Known Member

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    Well just found the date on my tires, 2007.......so I'm guessing I have to replace them. It's a shame as they are brand new with no cracks, I will keep one as a spare.......
     
  7. kitphantom

    kitphantom Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't even trust a tire that old as the spare. As others have said, in addition to the age (& a huge number of popup tires age out rather than wear out), you don't know how well they've been maintained, if they've been run at higher than rated speeds (many camper tires have a 65 mph speed rating)
    A blow out is not a fun thing to deal with. Safety is a good thing, too.
     
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  8. Raycfe

    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    I would get new tires and wheels. I put my old wheels on when it is in storage for the winter.
     
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  9. Sjm9911

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    Ok , I've been looking but in New to pop ups. Lol. So this is what is on the pup now, st185/80d13 load range d.
    I was thinking of radial tires, as I want to do a long drive. But I can only find 175/80d13 lrd . And can I go bigger in tires? It's a 2000 Coleman Westlake. I want good and cheap, lol
     
  10. Raycfe

    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    You want a ST185/80R13 this link is for D load range.
     
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  11. Sjm9911

    Sjm9911 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you that was exactly what I was looking for, lol.
     

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