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Old 08 March 2015, 09:53   #1
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Inner tube for trailer wheel

Anyone know where I can get an inner tube fitted into one of my trailer wheels, tried several tyre shops but they all say they do not do inner tubes.

Ideally the Fareham, Portsmouth or Southampton area.

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Old 08 March 2015, 11:35   #2
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a tyre guy told me that its illegal to put a tube in a tubeless tyre - the reason being that inside the tyre there are curved ridges which are there to swirl the air inside. problem is that small pockets of air can get trapped between the tyre wall and inner tube where these ridges are, that air can then overheat and cause a blowout. may be a load of bollocks but made some sense to me.
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Tubes off eBay & I've never herd of tubes being illegal in tubeless tyres & we retailed tyres for 20 years it is said to increase temeratures but not realy a problem at trailer speeds
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Tyre places are generally reluctant to fit tubes to tyres marked as 'tubeless' & I expect it's to avoid any liability issues if something goes wrong. I also wonder if an accident occurred due to that wheel whether it would come back to bite you.
Never had a problem with getting tubes fitted to tubed tyres - if you can find a place that keeps them!
If you're having problems with a tubeless tyre on a tubeless rim I'd suggest the safest course of action would be to have the wheel and/or tyre replaced. If its an alloy wheel & its the corrosion round the rim problem common to those then a refinish may cure the problem.
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Tyre places are generally reluctant to fit tubes to tyres marked as 'tubeless' & I expect it's to avoid any liability issues if something goes wrong.
I suspect it's more to do with they can't be bothered to do it cos they don't make much money at it & they'd rather sell new tyres I ran a small repair garage & we also sold tyres & fitted loads of tubes to tubeless tyres
Find yourself a local (backstreet if you like) garage & ask them to fit your tube there usually a little less bothered about 'elf & safety guv'
I probably wouldn't do it on a 150 mph sports car but on a trailer it's fine
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Anyone know where I can get an inner tube fitted into one of my trailer wheels, tried several tyre shops but they all say they do not do inner tubes.

Ideally the Fareham, Portsmouth or Southampton area.

Andy
Thanks Guys, managed to solve the problem by buying a wheel and tyre from Biffer.

Thanks

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