bad tires?

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Old 01-07-16, 08:18 AM
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bad tires?

Bought a new trailer and didn't notice the "abnormalities" on the tire. I'm thinking it's dangerous and needs replacing. Received an email saying indentations and undulations are normal. What say you?


 
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Old 01-07-16, 09:27 AM
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There are some guys here that know more about tires.

I say that looks like a high-quality trailer tire. I have similar flat tread profile trailer tires and paid a premium price for them.
Mine have undulations in the sidewalls, not as pronounced as yours. I paid a premium for the tires to have confidence in them, and I do.
 
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Old 01-07-16, 09:32 AM
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I've seen those on the tires I use on my wrecker; have never had a problem.
 
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Old 01-07-16, 09:41 AM
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In 40 years of auto, those indents are normal. Where the beads come together.
 
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I've had those dents on my tires on my personal vehicles and never had an issue with them.
 
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Old 01-07-16, 09:56 AM
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You can always go to
Recalls & Defects | National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

And do a search. If you subscribe to them you will get periodic e-mails on safety issues and product recalls. Many are related to tires. Almost everyday there is a food warning or advisory. Kind of makes you think.
 
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" Received an email saying indentations and undulations are normal."

Who did you receive the email from? The tire manufacturer or cousin Vinny ?? .....

Next time you are in a tire store or Wal-mart take a good look at the tires on display most will look like yours.
 
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Email was forwarded from the trailer manufacturer, an outfit in Kewanee, IL. Everything else on the trailer seems top notch. Very satisfied with the workmanship.
 
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