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Old 02-16-2011, 08:32 AM   #15
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My opinion is if the rubber is not checked on the sidewalls, the tires have no visible cuts lumps or bumps, and the tread is good, then age of the tire is not an issue.
The thinking is recreational trailer tires sit more than they are used, so you can have an old tire with good tread. Tires deteriorate from the inside where you can't see it.
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:52 AM   #16
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Like any tire thread you'll get plenty of opinions and few facts.

I will throw a few opinions into the mix for you to consider:
- I believe the 5/6 year timeline is extremely conservative
- Any tire will fail more rapidly at higher temperatures
- You may get more safety for your dollar with brake and hitch maintenance and upgrades than with tires
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Old 02-27-2011, 12:06 PM   #17
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A couple of my tires have some cracking starting to appear, but the tread is like new (probably less than 3000 miles on the tires). I think I will put tubes inside them to give extra support. I've done this with tires on my utility trailer and they lasted for several more years.
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A couple of my tires have some cracking starting to appear, but the tread is like new (probably less than 3000 miles on the tires). I think I will put tubes inside them to give extra support. I've done this with tires on my utility trailer and they lasted for several more years.
The cost of new tires is a lot less then the amount of damage a failing tire can do to an Airstream.
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