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Old 07-15-2018, 12:00 PM   #11
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^^^^Agreed. Have someone make a tight turn with your trailer and watch the tire sidewalls on the inside of the turn as they scuff to make the turn, they are under considerable stress.

The rest of my story...when I had my blowout (2nd post in this thread) I installed my spare, and of course it was out of date, the spare blew out within 25 miles...now I'm in the middle of AZ pulled off in a ranchers driveway/turnout with a flat and no spare. I had to jack the trailer back up, pull the now flat spare, drop the trailer, drive 75 miles to Prescott, buy two new tires, back track 75 miles, put the new tire on, hook the trailer back up and then proceed with my "vacation".

Long story short, $150 worth of prevention (good spare, not one that just "holds air") would have prevented 5 hours of cure!

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Old 07-16-2018, 11:28 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by flybouy View Post
I always thought any cut in a sidewall is a no no. The sidewall constantly flexing as designed to do will cause a cut to weaken, then get deeper and progress to failure. Personally I'd leave it at the tire shop after the new replacment is mounted and balanced.
Nope it's 14 ply saline there no tougher side wall trailer tire on the market no chord showing it will make a good spare .

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Old 07-26-2018, 08:13 AM   #13
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Replace it

I have blown 2 trailer tires over the last 30 years, and the peace of mind of safety and of trailer damage outweighs the tire cost.
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Old 07-26-2018, 08:55 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by roadglide View Post
Will I need to replace this 14 ply tire . That is the worse of the shallow cuts it looks like I hit a cut off pipe or something low .
Curb check will do that. Got too close to a curb or other obstruction while moving. Scratched the tire.

Personal decision as the rest stated. I'd run it and not worry about it with a good 14 ply like that. Cheap a$$ tire.......yeah, I'd consider changing.
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Old 07-26-2018, 10:06 AM   #15
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If you take it to a tire shop to inspect it, they will tell you if the cords arenít showing, it is fine, and they make money from selling tires. If you are unsure about it, make it your spare.

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