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Old 11-30-2017, 09:22 PM   #1
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Default Harbor Freight recalls utility trailer tires?

Was looking at Harbor Freight to price out a trailer, but could not find them listed on the website. Looks like they may have been recalled along with the spare tires they sell.

https://www.consumeraffairs.com/news...es-103117.html
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Old 12-01-2017, 06:24 AM   #2
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What???? Im so shocked, that's unbelievable----------> complete and utter sarcasm lol. I have 2 tires at home that are junk, one bought as a spare so hopefully I get 3 new ones??
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Old 12-01-2017, 06:35 AM   #3
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not surprising in the least. Just reaffirms my decision to spend the extra $200 and get a tractor supply trailer.
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Old 12-01-2017, 06:43 AM   #4
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not surprising in the least. Just reaffirms my decision to spend the extra $200 and get a tractor supply trailer.
A few years ago Eric towed a $10,000 brand new trailer to NJMp in front of us. Two tires blew out on its first trip. Trailer tires are shit. It’s well known in the camper world to replace your tires every 3-4 years and to check them every use. This could happen with any trailer manufacture.
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tires that typically sit outside, in the sun and moisture, and are only occasionally used never last long. They dryrot and crack long before they wear out.
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Old 12-02-2017, 12:12 AM   #6
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A few years ago Eric towed a $10,000 brand new trailer to NJMp in front of us. Two tires blew out on its first trip. Trailer tires are shit. It’s well known in the camper world to replace your tires every 3-4 years and to check them every use. This could happen with any trailer manufacture.
True story, that was one of the first maiden voyages. They also recalled those tires. Trailer tires are mostly bias ply and they don't hold up over time. In my case they actually had campers on the lot blow out tires just sitting there and the dealer never said a word and just let us take our camper.

With that said I routinely throw 2500lbs on my HF trailer rated for 1900 and have yet to have a issue. One tire does have a vibration but 4-5 years long of abuse and it's been good.

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Old 12-02-2017, 08:03 AM   #7
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not surprising in the least. Just reaffirms my decision to spend the extra $200 and get a tractor supply trailer.
Tractor supply is not much of a step up in quality. They all use made in China tires, which shouldn’t even be allowed on public roads
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Tractor supply is not much of a step up in quality. They all use made in China tires, which shouldn’t even be allowed on public roads
Relax. He's an engineer.
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Relax. He's an engineer.
Watch it there crossdresser. I'm an engineer too but I know better than to think tractor supply is anything more than a slightly more expensive harbor freight that also sells dog food.
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not surprising in the least. Just reaffirms my decision to spend the extra $200 and get a tractor supply trailer.
Which likely uses the same tires.
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