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Old 20 August 2012, 15:20   #1
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Old 20 August 2012, 16:15   #2
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Clearly plenty of tread left , but I'm guessing that baby is seven years old or more ? ( or maybe left constantly exposed to weather & UV )

Caravan Club says never use any tyre of that vintage on the road .

We read a lot on this forum about wheel bearings & brakes , but I guess some of us have neglected the rubber over the years ? I know I have in the past.
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It was new last year but I was 5 miles from the end of a 800 m trip in 35 C heat
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could it be a remould tyre .
having said that it could be just the angle of the photo looks like it has uneven wear on the tread compared to the top part that has a deep tread the lower tread looks like its worn more ,any chance that the wheels have locked up whilst braking at sometime causing a flat spot thats started to wear with usage,

either that or someones made a sole for a flip flop shoe
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could it be a remould tyre .
No wont touch remoulds it could have had a slow puncture before I set off
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Don't go by tread wear as an indicator of trailer tire life. They don't typically squirm as much as vehicle tires, and rarely will survive to the point where tread wear is an issue. If you're running vehicle tires on the trailer, you can probably disregard this. I think.

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Don't go by tread wear as an indicator of trailer tire life. They don't typically squirm as much as vehicle tires, and rarely will survive to the point where tread wear is an issue. If you're running vehicle tires on the trailer, you can probably disregard this. I think.

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Thanks for that jyasaki, some good sound advice in that link especially about inflating the tyre to maximum as stated on the tyre wall.

There was a thread on here recently and some posters advised to put less pressure in than stated on the tyre wall
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Were you running fast? I think that trailer tyres are designed and manufactured to run at only 80kph or 40mph.
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There was a thread on here recently and some posters advised to put less pressure in than stated on the tyre wall
Tyre manufacturers do not stipulate runniing pressures for individual vehicles. Rather, vehicle manufacturers recommend pressures based on safety, durability, braking, ride comfort, fuel economy, tyre wear etc.

Tyre manufacturers stipulate a safe maximum pressure for structural integrity of the tyre.
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There was a thread on here recently and some posters advised to put less pressure in than stated on the tyre wall
That might have been me, but I was referring to a Laser Dinghy trailer, which was rated to carry a boat of 120 KG and was in fact carrying a boat that clocked in at 58Kg. The whole assembly clocked in at about 200KG. - If a 3 point turn looked awkward, I could get out, pick the whole lot up by the transom, swivcvel it sideways on the hitch & put the stern where it needed to be.

I am not by any means saying that lower pressure tyres are the way to go in all situations, but "go max" - how do you explain the different tyre pressures as reccommended by car manufacturers when a Dunlop / Michelin / random make 15x195 will fit a couple of Vauxhalls, Fords, Fiats etc ..... and have different inflation pressures for each car, varying again when loaded?

Max means Max. The actual vaue is another discussion entirely!
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