Trailer Tires are a special service tire used for utility trailers, boats and travel trailers. A free-rolling, heavy-duty constructed tire with a greater load range and tire pressure than the common passenger tire, these specially designed tires are typically stiffer and narrower to help with the demands of the tasks the tire is expected to accomplish, such as sway reduction, towing stability, and a cooler tire, resulting in a longer lifespan. Trailer Tires are not to be used on cars and trucks.
Maintain a smooth and safe ride with your trailer tires. Check out our tips for trailer tires below.
It’s a good idea to check your tires, including the spare, at the beginning of the season and before every trip for:
This happens on the sidewalls due to sun and weather damage.
Tires lose air over time and an underinflated trailer tire won’t look underinflated due to its stiff sidewalls, so use a tire gauge to be sure you’re at the right PSI.
Unusual Wear Signs
Look for any unusual cuts, bulges or signs of puncture.
Make sure you’re within your maximum cargo load capacity for your trailer or RV or you could have a blowout.
A part of the tire is softer or harder than the rest of the tire from being pressed against a hard object for too long.
At the end of your season, be sure to follow these easy steps to help ensure your trailer or RV tires are safe and ready to roll next year:
Unload supplies so that the tires are supporting the minimum weight
Keep your tires inflated to the recommended PSI so they don’t weaken from sitting flat.
Use blocks to support the vehicle and remove weight from your tires. If you can, park on wood because cement and concrete absorb moisture from the tires.
Store your vehicle in a cool, dry space where the tires won’t be subject to direct sunlight. Covers can also be used to protect tires from moisture and the sun’s damaging UV rays.