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Trailer tyre wear

Old 08-09-15, 11:44 AM
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Trailer tyre wear

I use my trailer weekly and very occasionally with heavy loads, so I'm not a heavy-duty user.
My two Big Apple 20"x2" tyres are showing signs of sidewall cracking after a few years. The tread is hardly worn at all. Tyre pressure is probably on the high side for trailer use. I top up when it feels squishy
How do your trailer tyres wear?
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Old 08-10-15, 02:56 PM
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the OEM stock Kendas still look like new , it's probably sun/UV exposure aging the rubber .
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We have the same problem. I noticed that the sidewalls on our tires appear to be closer to natural rubber. They don't have the black of carbon black. I believe that it is the rubber itself dying in the heat and light. I do hope to replace them soon. I hope to find all carbon black tires.
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Mine usually dry rot before the tread goes away. Ozone will wreak havoc on tires, especially gumwalls. I had a couple stored in the basement, but there were a couple of electric pump motors down there that created ozone...

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