Bobinyelm recently had two tires let go within a few minutes of each other and now the same has happened to me......
I have the lighter 16' model and I am always concerned about tires so i purchased a TSP Tire monitoring system for peace of mind. I also don't exceed 63 mph and keep tires inflated to their max..... I initially had a set of Kumho's on about three years old,everything was fine on the monitoring system and all of a sudden "Boom" being stuck on the road i found a discount tire place and all they had in stock was 14" towmasters (that was last July 2011) and i installed two. Now this July 4th (one year later) one of those tires popped about a 6" section of tread on the outer sidewall section so i put the spare on and look at the tire on the other side and there's a large bubble on the sidewall where the tread meets..... Again I'm stuck on the road and forced to buy whatever is at hand and being a holiday only wal mart was open and all they have is goodyear marathons so on they go and i finish the trip from Pa to AZ.
Upon looking at the damaged area of the towmaster you can plainly see that the tread separated at the sidewall in about a six inch section and the rest of the tire is in great shape so now i am leaning towards (but not sure) that while my trailer sits for many months on a garage floor maybe the steel belts are getting damaged where it sits at the floor and develops a so called "Flat Spot" and just maybe raising the tire up off the floor may help the situation?____
Does anyone out here do that?______
If you did do you still have tire problems?______
The reason most utility trailer don't suffer this fate i believe is because they sit empty when not in use and don't get the flat spot as easy.............
I know i should get better tires and i know all the recommendations but i keep getting stuck on the road and have to buy whatever is available and casita still uses marathons and to add to it I only have a Lighter 16' Model??
I'm sorry for the long story and another tire problem....... three tires in one year is getting to me.
Edited by Joe Z, 09 July 2012 - 07:03 AM.