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post #1 of 2 Old Aug 25th, 2013, 7:41 pm Thread Starter
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Bushtec Tires

Wow, I wore out the set that came new on the trailer, I bought it second hand. So they lasted at least 40 K based on the previous owners miles. I had a spare with a new tire so I ordered one new tire (it had a different tread pattern) from Bushtec and installed it along with the spare last year. Prior to this CCR trip I maybe used the trailer for less than 1,000 miles. Fast forward to Seattle and an additional 2,800 miles and look at the wear difference. Both tires went into service at the same time. Ordered one from Bushtec and it now has the same tread as the old tire and notice that it will last longer. I would not have left on a 6,000 mile trip had I known the tire would not last 3,000 miles. Bushtec will get an ear full Monday morning.
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post #2 of 2 Old Nov 2nd, 2013, 10:58 am
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Re: Bushtec Tires

Just noticed this post so I thought I might add a few thoughts.
How one loads the trailer will play a HUGE part in how quickly tires wear out. I burned thru two sets of tires on my trailer during my last trip and should NOT have burned up even one. Not having the load properly balanced allows the trailer to bounce, tires break ground and it scuffs off a lot of tread in the process. Honestly trailers tow much better behind HD's than BMW's. Probably the more sluggish suspension
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