Originally Posted by JaceBeck
..I would have thought that I would have noticied something when towing at some piont, but it pulls like the day it was new...
doubtful you'd notice any issues from the rims, without riding IN the trailer...
if an axle alignment has been altered, then the tire wear pattern would give clues.
and it's possible all of the rims could have been 'bent' from new...
or perhaps the tech is just overly cautious on this detail,
what is the 'bent report' based on, visual inspection, failure to balance or some other criteria ?
until the wheels are personally inspected, it's all sort of guessing....
are these the original tires from 1999?
and are u suggesting that in 8-9 years of travel not one single tire has ever been 5-10 psi low?
or the trailer wheels have never hopped a curb?
in no way am i attacking your driving or maintenance or rv'n skills...
my point is that according to goodyear,
ANY tire that's been 20% under inflated (10-12 psi) should be treated as a FLAT and replaced.
the rims are protected by the VOLUME of air inside a tire and
that last 10 psi is ~ 30-50% of the total air volume depending or tire size...
when ever i knowingly hop or climb or scuff a curb, i stop asap and look everything over for signs of the edge contact.
then i make a note for that specific tire/wheels and axle history,
should an issue develop months later after i've forgot about the curb climbed at the walmart last year...