Grrrrrr! Ding Dang tire sidewall cracking
So much for being a fanatical preventative maintenance do-gooder. Old man time still bit me in the hiney. So I was doing the usual spring get ready for camping routine. Complete wash and wax, interior scrub down, inventory, bearing cleaning/repack, brake adjustment. Well while I was reinstalling the heavy 235/85R-16 Load Range E tires/rims on the Alko-Kober 7,000lb axles I happen to notice sidewall cracking on the tires. Even though I keep the tires clean and protected with Aerospace 303 and covered when the trailer is not moving. Yes indeed, the tires are original to the trailer and yes they are at least 6 years old but.....dang it, I took such good care of them, always inflated to the proper pressure and everything. Well I will be spending about $500 that I did not plan to. I think I will be installing BFGoodrich commercial tires, same size and load range, last time I looked BJ's wholesale carried them for something like $112 a piece, and I can install balance them at the Navy base's auto hobby shop if it is still open. Between wife, three daughters, two golden retrievers, this rv, house, and a boat, I will be penniless forever.
2003 Sunline F281SR(weekend fun)
2008 F-450 Pick-em-up
2006 Teton Scottsdale(home)(Sold to a young couple in Missouri, they are happy fulltime campers)