Trailer Tire Maintenance

You know the routine when it comes to tires on your car or truck. Check the air pressure. Rotate them. Test for proper alignment. Monitor the tread. These are all routine tasks that can ensure your tires are performing at the best of their abilities, as well as a means of catching small problems before they become big ones. But there's another type of tire that we're all familiar with -the trailer tire. And just because they're trailer tires doesn't mean that they too don't need proper TLC.
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Replace Aged Tires for Improved Safety on the Road

Car ownership and maintenance requires focus not just on performance and aesthetics, but also a strong focus on safety. The road conditions can be tricky for different types of drivers, thus putting at risk the safety and health of the driver and passengers. Add the condition and age of certain car parts into the mix, and you can discover the perfect recipe that can compromise driver’s safety on and off the road.
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Golf Cart Tire Maintenance

For many people, the spring season means it’s time to dig their golfing equipment out of the shed and start enjoying their favorite pastime. Although your clubs and golf balls may only need a bit of cleaning, your golf cart may need a bit more maintenance before its safe to hit the road.
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Choosing the Right Trailer Tire

When it comes to choosing the right tires for boat trailers, the last thing you want to experience is realizing that you’ve made a poor choice once you've skittered on a gravel road or spinned on a rather slippery surface.
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Shadow Trailers; over 20 years providing customers with the top quality trailer parts at highly competitive prices.

Shadow Trailers has over twenty years of experience in providing customers with the top quality trailer parts at highly competitive prices. Following are some tips that can make your trailer part shopping easier, faster and better.

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Trailer Rim Torque Procedure DIY with Images

Trailer Wheel Torque Procedure

1. After mounting a trailer wheel over the studs, thread and snug the lug nuts on the studs by hand. This will reduce the possibility of cross threading.

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What are ST Trailer Tires ?

Trailer tires should be replaced as soon as they begin to show wear and tear or about every four years, whichever comes first. If the tires on your boat trailer have a series of small cracks around the circumference of the tires, it may be due to dry rot, which can cause the tire to blow unexpectedly, resulting in being stuck on the side of the road as well as expensive repairs and towing fees.
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Trailer Rim and Tire Compatibility Guide

Use our Trailer Rim and Tire Compatibility Guide, to find the correct tire to fit your trailer rim. Each trailer rim is listed, followed by the coordinating trailer tire.

Our Trailer Wheels and Trailer Tires have been rigorously tested, to ensure that they exceed Department of Transportation standards. Should you require further assistance, please contact our tech help department toll free at (800) 281-0769 International Callers please dial +001 (714) 995-4353.

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Definitions & Terms of LT Truck and Passenger Tires

Light Truck and Truck/Bus Tires
— Selection of size and load range on each axle shall be based upon the highest individual wheel load.
Maximum load per tire shall not be greater than the applicable load specified herein for the proper load range and usage.

Passenger Tires
— Regulatory requirement when replacing a vehicle’s OE LT tires with passenger car tires: The load on each replacement passenger car
tire must not exceed the maximum load stamped on the tire sidewall divided by 1.10.
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The following map depicts the FedEx Ground service area that is currently available, and the approximate delivery times from our warehouse in Cypress, California U.S.A.   

Ground service to residential addresses (Home Delivery) in some major metropolitan areas is available Monday through Saturday. 

Ground service to business addresses is available Monday through Friday.

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Gobble up the savings! Save 5% off your order this week only!

Gobble up the savings! Save 5% off your trailer parts order this week only!
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15x7 Ranger Road Armor Trailer Wheel SALE

The Holiday Season is approaching us yet once again. Our Ranger Boats owners will be drooling over this killer deal! 15 x 7 Ranger Boats Road Armor aluminum trailer wheels on sale for an extremely low...
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How to Choose the Correct ATV/UTV Tire

Everyone has a different preference when it comes to ATV tires. However, the majority of riders usually find themselves in one of two categories: riders who focus on tread and riders who focus on air capacity.  No matter what you prefer, an upgrade is usually necessary to keep your tires in the best shape possible. 

First, you have to consider what machine your ATV tires

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Trailer Tire Technical Information - Bias Ply, Radial, Load Range and more

Proper wheel selection is a very important component of your trailer gear system. When replacing your trailer tires/rims it is critical that the proper size and load range be selected in order to match the load requirements of the trailer. The following characteristics are extremely important and should be thoroughly checked when replacing trailer tires.

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How Old is my ST Trailer Tire?

Age affects safety and reliability of all tires. ST trailer tires can be particularly badly affected. Slow turnover of inventory often leaves these tires on the shelf for far longer than is normally considered desirable. This means that just looking at the tread and wear on the tire might not help you determine how old it actually is.
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New PHAT STAR Trailer Wheel PHAT is where it's AT!

Whether you are hitting the river or cruising in the ocean, you will arrive there in style with this sleek trailer wheel mounted on your trailer.

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How to Measure Your ST Trailer Tire

Measuring a ST trailer tire can seem complicated, but it isn't. You have three measurements to follow...first determine the appropriate sized trailer tire and the width of the tire, measure the diameter of the rim, and height of the tire measure from the top of the tire.
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Bias Ply vs. Radial ST Trailer Tires - Which is right for my application?

Two of the more popular trailer tire styles are Bias-Ply and Radial. There are two main differences between the types of tires: how they are constructed and materials used. There are benefits to each, so it is important to consider your needs when choosing the perfect ties.
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How to measure your Trailer Wheel Bolt Pattern

We get this question daily, and the answer is pretty simple.  We'll briefly explain it below along with a downloadable template to help.

Match your trailer wheel to the hub by number of bolts and bolt circle.

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ST Tires...What are they, and are they right for me?

ST or (special trailer) tires are specialty tires that are designed especially for trailers. They are constructed to provide safer driving experiences at high speeds. Like any other vehicle that travels at high speeds trailers tires are subject to blow outs and low inflation.
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