Spring tire specials are just perfect when it’s time to roll out the camper or boat trailer. Our supplier just sent us special pricing on camper & boat trailer tires and we’d like to share the savings with you! The Goodyear tires listed below are made in the USA! If you don’t see your size call 603-942-8882 or use our Quick Contact form for pricing on the tire you need.
The pricing shown is for the month of April 2018, or as long as supplies last. For more camper & boat trailer tire tips be sure to read the article after the tire special sheet.
Winter’s over and you’re uncovering your camper or boat trailer. Your mind is thinking about camping, boating, the smell of food cooking outside, fishing, canoeing and so much more summer fun. The camper and boat need a bath; the inside needs a vacuum and cleaning. Get those moth balls out of there too! Be sure you didn’t have any winter guests or damage while they lived it up. But your mind is still thinking about that quiet morning next to a river.
When you uncover your camper, inspection is not just about cleaning. There are many inspections that need to be done to be sure your summer travels are about fun–not being stuck on the side of road with a flat tire, bad wheel bearing or parking your camper to find that your water tank leaks or the hot water doesn’t work.
Camper & boat trailer tire facts
Tires do lose air pressure: The fact is tires do lose air pressure, it’s just how it is. In the spring you need to check tire air pressure and don’t forget the spare! Ideally, tire pressure should be checked before each trip. You’ll never know if there is a slow leak in one of your tires if you don’t.
Spare tire: Be sure you have a spare tire. More than once we’ve seen flat tires from a snow machine trailer or families pop-up camper with no spare. The problem? These trailers often have an odd size tire that is not easily acquired. Talk about a bad way to start or end a vacation!
Wheel bearing: Can’t say enough about this especially on boat trailers. You guys and gals are dipping your trailer axles in water all the time. Boat trailer bearing and axle damage is a common occurrence when little to no maintenance is performed. All trailer wheel bearings should be inspected regularly. A little maintenance will save you from big dollars and headaches!
Lug nuts or bolts: Boat trailers are dipped in water, fresh and/or salt. Have you ever tried to remove a well rusted lug nut or bolt? At least once a year clean and re-torque the lug nuts/bolts. Checking the wheel nut/bolt torque is something that should be performed regularly.
Valve stems do crack/rot: When checking your tire pressure bend the rubber valve stem to one side and inspect for cracks at the base where it meets the rim. If there is any sign of cracking replace it and all the others for they are likely the same age! Whenever possible we like to upgrade the rubber valve stems to metal ones, they have a greater service life.
Tire pressure: Have I mentioned checking the tire pressure? Just being sure.
Tire rot & dry cracking: The fact is trailer tires crack and rot faster than car or truck tires. The greatest threat to tire sidewall cracking (dry rot) is constant exposure to the sun. The degradation process of tires is called thermo-oxidative degradation and is accelerated in the hotter climates. If your vehicle is stored on black asphalt or any petroleum-based product or other heat-absorbing surface that naturally attracts the UV rays, these tires will deteriorate quickly. If you’re seeing cracks in the side wall or tread of your tire it needs to be replaced. I’ve had 2 year old trailer tires come into the shop with an amazing amount of dry rot occurring.
Tire age is overlooked way too much. If the tires on your camper or boat trailer are 5 years old or more throw them away! Tires rot.. it’s a fact, just because the tread looks good doesn’t mean the inside plies of the tire are. What looks good and what is happening inside the tire are 2 greatly different things. It is not uncommon for a heavy load trailer tire to have the outer belt just peel off the rest of the tire.
Here at the Northwood Garage we’ll never sell you a tire that is even 1 year old. We always check the date codes to be sure you have the freshest new tires possible on your camper, boat or snow machine trailer.
Reference article: Tires a ticking time bomb
How to read your trailer tire’s date code
Since 2000, all tires sold in the United States have been required to include a full 12-digit DOT code on the sidewall of the tire. The last 4 digits of this code represent the manufacturing date of that tire — the 2-digit week and the 2-digit year. For example, if your tire was manufactured in the 5th week of 2011, the 4-digit code would read “0511”
Between 2017 and 2018 over 40 million fire extinguishers have been recalled for operational problems. Don’t let your camper or boat go up in smoke because of a defective fire extinguisher.. Link to article