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Old 05-14-2013, 12:49 PM   #71
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Bob, I go long, long periods without using a spare and then it hits and hits. Beware, you have gone too long. A nail is in your future.

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We put some 205C 14 Kumho 857 tires on the trailer. They have a load rating of 2270 lbs each at 65 psi. They will only be carrying 1550 lbs each. What pressure should I carry in the tires? The original Marathons were inflated to 50 psi.
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One blowout on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Roanoke on our very first trip bringing Silvia home from PA in 2009. This experience reinforced the value of double axles. It also was our first hard lesson in learning about how the trailer wheels track wider than the TV wheels.

We limped 300 yards to a service station where a helpful young man and his surly dog solved our problem for $20. Replaced the spare the next day.
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:04 PM   #74
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Bob, I go long, long periods without using a spare and then it hits and hits. Beware, you have gone too long. A nail is in your future.

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Hi, Gene; I had one flat tire on my Lincoln and it was in front of my house. I jacked it up, put the flat in my other car, and took it to the dealer for a quick free fix. I noticed two tires on my trailer with sidewall bubbles and replaced them in my driveway. The other two tires on my trailer started to separate during my Alaska trip; They were replaced at the closest tire store. [spares never used]
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So, Bob, you are blessed with tires that fail when it is convenient for you. I've had a lot of cars like that—when something goes wrong, it is almost always in my driveway.

I have never used the Tundra spare (fixed a truck tire myself in remote Chicken, Alaska) and a screw in a trailer tire leaked ever so slowly for a couple of thousand miles and I finally drove into a tire shop and got it repaired in Homer, Alaska. I've had one or two slow leaks at home where I did the same thing—pulled it off and threw it in the other vehicle, got it fixed, brought it back, put it back on. So, I don't think I've used a spare except to rotate tires since the '90's or even longer ago.

So, if you are lucky, you don't need a spare, but I never go anywhere without one either. When towing, also a compressor and a tire repair kit. People say those plugs aren't the best for tire repair, but the one I put in the truck tire in Alaska has been fine ever since—got to be several 10's of thousands of miles. I've used them before without a problem too.

So I guess I may be ready for using the spare too.

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Drove 500 plus miles returning to my home trailer storage area. As I was pulling into the storage lot struck a rock that was on the edge of the "grass and pavement" and tore a hole in the sidewall.

Swapped spare, towed final 200 feet and parked my "Twinks". Purchased new tire and swapped back out...

Damages sidewall & Tire Change due to "Evil Rock" with pics....
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