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Old 05-15-2017, 07:38 AM
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I agree 100% that if a tire is loaded at 50% of its maximum load rating, it will be much less likely to have a blow out - even as it gets older compared to a tire that is loaded to 98% of its maximum load rating

If there is one thing that you want to do to prolong the useful life of your tire and that is to put a tire on your trailer that gives you a larger safety margin of load compared to the max load rating marked on the tire.

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Old 05-15-2017, 09:12 AM
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If you store your boat indoors, in a garage where the suns rays are not hitting your tires, you are adding life to your tires. The suns rays on a stored boat can be brutal to them.
Always have stored my boats inside. I change tires after 10 years.
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Old 05-15-2017, 07:15 PM
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I have also heard that it is good to spin the tires if the boat is going to be stored for a long time. I bought Kumho 214's based on recommendations received here. They have been great tires, but after sitting all of winter 2016, one tire had two large bubbles in the sidewall where the tread sat on the floor. I'll spin them from now on
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Old 05-15-2017, 08:51 PM
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I assume you have a reata on a single axle trailer?

I have the angler on a single axle trailer. I had a blowout also, tread separated from tire. Never had a blowout before in many years with other boats. My believe is the reata/angler are very heave for the single axle trailer and results in harder application for the tires they result in more opportunity for a failure. My guess is with the boat all the gear and some extra weight when going on longer vacation I'm right at the capacity where most other boat/trailers I owned I was no where near capacity of the tires.
Yes this is my second Reata, so 12 yrs and only had this one blowout. I went with E tires, and will change after 4 years. I put about 3,500 miles a year at least on my tires. Yes, sunlight is not good for tires. My next purchase is covers for the three. The one bright spot, is I did not lose control, the trailer remained steady and I was able to get off the highway safely with no injuries.
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Old 05-16-2017, 10:12 PM
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How many people rotate their spare tire onto the trailer? If age is that big of a concern on a boat trailer stored indoors, I'm thinking it might be worth getting some use out of my spare before scrapping it due to age. I put at least a few thousand miles on my trailer every year so they very well could wear out before age gets them.

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Old 05-17-2017, 01:16 AM
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It simply does not make any sense to me that a tire is going to fail by itself by just sitting on a cold concrete floor.

Yes, the tire will fail due to age, but I don't believe that it has anything to do with the tires being turned over a few times during periods of storage.

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Old 05-17-2017, 09:47 AM
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How many people rotate their spare tire onto the trailer? If age is that big of a concern on a boat trailer stored indoors, I'm thinking it might be worth getting some use out of my spare before scrapping it due to age. I put at least a few thousand miles on my trailer every year so they very well could wear out before age gets them.

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I rotated my 4 year old spare into the mix this year. I replaced the one tire that looked (very subjective here) more worn than the others, not that any looked that worn. I figure, like you said, I might as well get use out of it before I scrap them all in a couple years.

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Old 05-17-2017, 10:43 AM
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I have also heard that it is good to spin the tires if the boat is going to be stored for a long time. I bought Kumho 214's based on recommendations received here. They have been great tires, but after sitting all of winter 2016, one tire had two large bubbles in the sidewall where the tread sat on the floor. I'll spin them from now on
Back when all trailer tires were bias ply tires, people spun them because they developed a flat spot during long storage. They usually rounded out again after a few irritating miles. I haven't heard anything about spinning radial tires. To me it seems bubbles on the sidewall sound more like a manufacturing flaw than a storage issue.
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