Three years ago we were going down I-81, doing about 65 to 70mph, just above Hagerstown, NY, when I looked in the rear view mirror and saw rubber flying from the left side of the trailer. I pulled over as soon as I could slow down. I was totally amazed at what I saw when I got out of the truck. The left rear tire was totally gone and only had the wheel left. The front left tire was down to the cords and going flat fast. The right side tires on the trailer were okay. I was very surprised that I hadn’t felt anything at all in the handling of the truck and trailer at these speeds, which I contribute to the Hensley Hitch.
I was later told that the tires had dry rotted and that the tires on a trailer should be changed every six years. I do keep them properly inflated at all times and check them once a month and before every trip. Luckly everyone was safe.
Thanks for your continued help. Bob Palmer