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Tire Dry Rot ?

Postby Stocker Steve » Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:51 am

Have a tandem trailer that sits outside. Tires on the sunny side are checked and now need air every couple months.

Any tips on longer lasting tires styles and brands?
Have you had success with additional plies vs. adding tubes?
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Postby skyhightree1 » Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:05 am

Just like an RV/ travel trailer cover the tires or put it in a enclosed shed.
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Postby ALACOWMAN » Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:43 am

Stocker Steve wrote:Have a tandem trailer that sits outside. Tires on the sunny side are checked and now need air every couple months.

Any tips on longer lasting tires styles and brands?
Have you had success with additional plies vs. adding tubes?
the biggest reason you see trailer tire blow out is from setting.. Not just the dry rot but, flat spots from setting cords coming apart separation, from setting, heat,, and the sharp turns that are heck on the sidewalls...
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Postby skyhightree1 » Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:23 am

ALACOWMAN wrote:
Stocker Steve wrote:Have a tandem trailer that sits outside. Tires on the sunny side are checked and now need air every couple months.

Any tips on longer lasting tires styles and brands?
Have you had success with additional plies vs. adding tubes?
the biggest reason you see trailer tire blow out is from setting.. Not just the dry rot but, flat spots from setting cords coming apart separation, from setting, heat,, and the sharp turns that are heck on the sidewalls...


Yes doesn't hurt to put on jack stands
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Re: Tire Dry Rot ?

Postby jkwilson » Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:26 pm

Sun is the major cause of damage. Cover them.
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Postby ALACOWMAN » Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:43 pm

https://youtu.be/rmpcGp3iHGY Be nice to have a set of these...
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Re: Tire Dry Rot ?

Postby jltrent » Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:38 am

The newer tires are even worse.....as they are built to be bio-friendly and fall apart fast. I have several wagons with 15" tires that I don't use too often. Keeping tires on them is almost more than they are worth and unlike the old tires on them that lasted maybe 15 years the ones I put on them now will fall a part probably in 5 years.
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Postby ALACOWMAN » Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:31 pm

The tires on my flat bed gooseneck maybe older than some of you..I've put gorilla snot in them,and keep max air pressure...
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Re: Tire Dry Rot ?

Postby jerry27150 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:41 pm

they claim you should change trailer tires every 5 years
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Postby ddd75 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:19 pm

i spray all my tires down with a UV tire spray. I use Jax Wax products. "super blue" .. works good
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Re: Tire Dry Rot ?

Postby poorboy » Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:37 pm

Talked to a guy recently who worked for a tire shop. He said when a load came in they spray them down with kerosene Especially tires that weren't going to ,move quickly. I thought that was interesting but he also seemed like he was also one of those guys who Trump should put in a think tank. He seemed like he knew everything and being wasted working at Wal-mart.
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Re: Tire Dry Rot ?

Postby BRYANT » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:50 am

ALACOWMAN wrote:The tires on my flat bed gooseneck maybe older than some of you..I've put gorilla snot in them,and keep max air pressure...

Where did you buy a Gorilla at?

just a joke but what is Gorilla snot
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Re: Tire Dry Rot ?

Postby greybeard » Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:39 am

BRYANT wrote:
ALACOWMAN wrote:The tires on my flat bed gooseneck maybe older than some of you..I've put gorilla snot in them,and keep max air pressure...

Where did you buy a Gorilla at?

just a joke but what is Gorilla snot

common term for sealant, such as Slime..
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