Do I need new tire?

Discussion in 'Tires / Brakes / Bearings / Axles' started by nedchiu, Jul 4, 2007.

  1. nedchiu

    nedchiu New Member

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    The trailer is a 1999 Coleman Cheyenne. Original tires. Can you tell from the pictures whether I need new tire. What should I look for?

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  2. erich0521

    erich0521 New Member

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    Hi,
    I'd say replace both asap. If they are original on a '99 PU then they need replacing quickly.

    Here's the short list of what I've learned:
    1. Tread life. Can't go by the amt of tread on the tires...hence the pics don't really tell us anything. Most are simply not going to pull their PU enough miles to wear out the treads.
    2. What does matter is the fact that the tires will rot during the "off season". They are not being moved that often, etc. My guess, hopefully others will tell me if I'm right or wrong is that PU tires probably are good for about 3 to 4 yrs.
    3. Do inspect both sides of the tire looking for small hairline cracks in the sidewall area. Also make sure no cracks appear on the side near the tread...ie tread separation signs.

    I would strongly urge you to replace them before any long trips...especially now that it is summer and temps are hotter.

    Erich '98 Jayco Heritage Yosemite, Mahomet IL
     
  3. Danielflading

    Danielflading New Member

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    if there is any question then replace them, better safe than wondering if they will fail.

    and like erich0521 says if they are 8 years old then replace them. How old are the tires on your car? do they ever last 8 years before you replace them? usually my car/truck tires last 2-3 years before they are replaced.

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  4. jhower

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    The year says it all! Yes, it needs new tires.


    John & Cindy in Pennsylvania
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  5. DaveA

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    "The year says it all! Yes, it needs new tires."

    Not only does the year say it, but you might consider checking your weights. The excessive treadwear on the inside tread section seems to be indicating an overloaded trailer. Overload will cause the axle/tire to camber in and thusly more force is applied to the inside of the tire.

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    nedchiu New Member

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    Thanks to everyone for their comments. It is usually the case when "You feel something doesn't look good, you should follow your gut". Especially if it has to do with safety, don't be cheap. The camper is new to us, so I suspect the first owners must have over loaded the camper. The inside tread did not look good. I've already ordered my new tires to be installed two weeks before our big trip to Disneyland. We've only taken the PU out three time on short three day trips. We usually don't put much into trailer. I don't want to overload my Volvo V70 T5.
     

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