How can you tell how old a trailer tire is?

How do I determine the age of my trailer tires? Every tire has a date code stamped on the sidewall, which is the date the tire was manufactured. The date code is usually at the end of the DOT I.D. and is a 4 digit number. The first two numbers indicate the week (out of 52) and the last two digits indicate the year.

Why do my trailer tires keep going flat?

Keep ’em moving — A parked trailer means the tires are bearing the weight in the same position on the tire for a long period of time. This can result in “flat spots” on a tire.

How many years can you use RV tires?

The common rule of thumb for changing your RV tires is anywhere between three and six years. If you are on the road often, and you think your tires need to be changed, then it may not be possible to last as long as six years.

Can I change the size of my trailer tires?

You can add larger wheels and tires to a trailer as long as you have enough room for the larger size. Larger tires will typically have a higher weight rating. Tires with a higher weight rating will not increase the load carrying capacity of the trailer, so you will still be limited to the weight capacity of the axle.

What does PSI do you fill your trailer tires to?

My trailer has a sticker near the tongue that states 50 psi and my tires state 50 psi. I don’t believe trucks/cars have the same rules regarding tire inflation. My bass boat trailer is always near the max load, my truck is not. Nothing burns like the cold. What is a chalk test?

What kind of tires do you put on a trailer?

It had load range C tires on it with a 50 PSI. It also says that on the trailer itself (Sticker with weight ratings, etc.). The trailer now has tires on it that are load range D saying “inflate to 65 PSI for max load” on the tires. We never fully load the trailer with gear.

What should the PSI be on boat tires?

Most trailer tires for boats are rated at 60 mph, max, and that would be at max recommended psi. Under inflation will build up heat, an enemy of the tire. Over inflation risks cord/belt failure.

What causes feathered wear on a trailer tire?

Feathered wear: Feathered wear occurs on half of your trailer tire and is the product of unbalanced toe alignment. Too much toe in or out will put stress on half the tire and leave it looking worse for the wear, while the other half looks close to brand new—it’s easily resolved with a proper alignment.