Friday, April 5, 2013
Tires Should be Simple
A number of people running the stock tires have experienced tires failures that seem to be related to age and/or tire loading.
A couple weeks ago, I tried to get a matching Maxxis tire to replace the original lesser rated and aged spare tire. All the info that I was able to find points to this Maxxis tire no longer being available from warehouses or dealers, even those that show it "in stock" on their websites. BTW, here's where I should include a rant about tire manufacturer websites - many of them won't provide adequate information unless the tire is in stock at a local store!
My Discount Tire dealer tells me that Goodyear makes a bias ply tire specifically for U-Haul that would match in size and has a "D" load range, but it seems to be impossible to find any information about the tire on the Goodyear (or other) websites. 'Sides that, I'd have to change out all three to switch from radial to bias ply.
At least we have a fresh tire.