more trailer tales of woe

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  1. smudger

    smudger Funster

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    hi guys, after having changed my spare tyre, on my trailer last weekend, my tales of woe, did not end there. i was in daves motorhomes yesterday morning, and decided to check my trailer over before i made a dash for the boat to ireland, anyway i get to the wheel that i changed, and see that , the tyre had a massive split in the tread, if i blinked i would have missed it, i shudder to think what would happen if i was on the motorway and had a blow out at high speed, especialy on a trailer. anyways i ended up buying two new tyres for the back axle, as the two on the front are good, but from now on, when i check my tyres in future, i will also check the spare, it also pays to check you have the right tyres on your trailer, they must be 8 ply or more and either trailer tyres, or commercial, as the payload is important when you load a trailer.hope this info is of some use to you,
    :thumb::thumb::thumb:also posted on rvoc.
     
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    Glad you are safe and well
     
  3. rainbow chasers

    rainbow chasers Read Only Funster

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    A four ale won't go out of control if you have a blow-out, so don't panic if you do - more than likely won't even notice it! I had a few whilst doing recovery of the years, you only notice it because you are constantly looking. If you get stuck without a spare, always remove the blown one and run on three at a reduced speed though, as it will take your arch out.

    Single ale ones are a little different and will go everywhere - but I always say prevention is better than cure!:thumb:
     
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