Why You Should Post Trip AND Pre Trip

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I probably still wouldn’t have caught this, except that when I post tripped last night, I noticed I was a little far forward in my spot, so afterward, I backed up a couple of feet.

On pre trip this morning, I found a problem with a trailer tire. I’ve been driving this trailer for 3 days or more, and apparently this spot has always been on the ground.

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PackRat's Comment
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At the end of the day, I would always look at all the tires really extensively. After the first look, back up less than three feet and repeat. You can scuff a mark on the sidewall with your boot, or use a piece of chalk, to know the location of the tires on the ground.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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At the end of the day, I would always look at all the tires really extensively. After the first look, back up less than three feet and repeat. You can scuff a mark on the sidewall with your boot, or use a piece of chalk, to know the location of the tires on the ground.

Yeah, lesson learned in my case. I have had that trailer for a week, and never saw that spot. The rest of the tire is close, but still passes.

Michael B.'s Comment
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Speaking of tire issues I noticed this today after I had to unhook while being loaded, what yall think ok or replace? It's a rear axle inside drive tire btw.

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PackRat's Comment
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Get to a truck stop and replace ASAP.shocked.png

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∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Missing rubber aside, it doesn't even look legal minimum depth. Do you have a depth guage?

Speaking of tire issues I noticed this today after I had to unhook while being loaded, what yall think ok or replace? It's a rear axle inside drive tire btw.

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Cwc's Comment
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Missing rubber aside, it doesn't even look legal minimum depth. Do you have a depth guage?

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Speaking of tire issues I noticed this today after I had to unhook while being loaded, what yall think ok or replace? It's a rear axle inside drive tire btw.

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You use a tread depth gauge on tread... That's the casing... That's what they put the tread on... Lol yes... Replace... Really quickly.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Replace immediately! Don't pass go, don't collect 200 dollars.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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R E P L A C E

Missing rubber aside, it doesn't even look legal minimum depth. Do you have a depth guage?

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Speaking of tire issues I noticed this today after I had to unhook while being loaded, what yall think ok or replace? It's a rear axle inside drive tire btw.

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You use a tread depth gauge on tread... That's the casing... That's what they put the tread on... Lol yes... Replace... Really quickly.

Lol, I know what it's for, and I was talking about the tread, as well.

Dave S (formerly known as's Comment
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Speaking of tire issues I noticed this today after I had to unhook while being loaded, what yall think ok or replace? It's a rear axle inside drive tire btw.

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It's okay, slap a few layers of gorilla tape on it and keep roll'n.

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Seriously, good catch for both of you! Pot hole craters and rough roads can destroy tires and rims.

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