Originally Posted by kentuvman
I bought Centramatic wheel balancers from Inland and installed them this morning. While inspecting the starboard tire I noticed a bulge on the backside of the tire, where unless removed, I'd have never have noticed.
Boy, am I glad I caught it. The tires are trailer rated 4 ply radials - Denman's to be specific. The p/o bought (3) brand new tires. I took my brand new spare tire and put it in place of the bulging tire.
I checked the mfg. dates and they're 2005. So 5 years old. My plan this summer is to take shorter trips within a 100 - 150 mile range and at end of summer replacing at least (2) if not all (3) with a premium brand tire.
Here is a picture of what my tire looks like.
The proper tire rating for your Airstream, is load range "D", or 8 ply.
Anything less is not good.
5 year old tires, have served their lifetime. It's time to say adious to them, for safety reasons.