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Trailer Tire Failure When Sitting Over Winter  

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Why would a trailer tire fell while sitting over the winter and tire is only a couple of years old?

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One of the main causes of trailer tire failure is exposure to the elements. Changes in weather cause changes in tire pressure, on top of the damage that exposure to prolonged cold weather, UV rays, etc. can do to sitting tires.

It is always recommended when storing a trailer over the winter that if you cannot store it indoors, you park your trailer on solid concrete/asphalt at the maximum recommended PSI for those tires; if you have to park on the grass, it's always a good idea to use paver blocks or something similar under the tires to give them solid ground to sit on.

Trailer/RV tires take a beating when they're in use, oftentimes more so than regular car tires. Using something similar to RV Wheel Covers # 052963762402 when they're not in use and making sure that they're properly inflated and off the ground during winter storage can go a long way to helping get the longest life out of your trailer tires.

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