#The Weakest Link
We utilize Trailers in many different ways, and we depend on them to always get the job done!
The boat has been in storage for 6 months now, and your family wants to go to the lake. You hook up to the boat and plug in the lights, connect the chains, kick the tires, and everybody that’s going is in the truck, and your off.
Along the way you gas up the boat, while you are there you filled the coolers with ice and beverages, you buy some food and some sun screen. Now, just 3 hours to go before the fun begins.
Well, about hour 2 the real fun starts, one of those tires you kicked earlier starts coming apart. It doesn’t blow out at first, all you see in the side view mirror is the tread that is supposed to be part of the tire, is now flapping against the fender, but the fender can’t contain the damage. As the flap of tread grows it starts hitting the boat, and just before the tire blows out the tread raps around the axle several times.
You barely have a chance to think, you just slam on the brakes, and as you do the boat starts swerving back and forth barely missing an oncoming semi truck. Luckily you avoid hitting the truck, but your family is screaming at you, the baby is crying, your heart is going well over the speed limit, and as you are pulling over to the shoulder of the road where there is barely enough room to get out of the way, all you can think is, I wish I had a time machine, so I could go back 2 hours 6 months and 3 weeks, and hit add to cart button when you saw that ad on Facebook or Amazon, selling that amazing product that could have helped you avoid this disaster and the next 4 hours of hell, trying to change the tire. Oh yeah, the whole family is with you.
Now your having fun!
This scenario happens everyday, and isn’t limited to just boat trailers!
There is no arguing that a tire can only last so long, but the more time the tire spends sitting on the ground, translates to less time the tire is usable. This is true because, the surface (any surface i.e. concrete, sand, gravel asphalt, dirt, even carpet and wood) where your tire sits is robbing necessary moistures from the tire, not the whole tire, just that one spot on the bottom of the tire, you know, the one spot you can’t see when you are kicking the tire, testing its ability to break your toe. By the way, the moisture being robbed from that spot are the glues that hold the layers of your tire together, and the rubbers natural moisture which is what keeps the rubber pliable!
In short, Use TrailerLegs to lift and support your trailers tires off the ground, your family will thank you.
Sincerely, Tread Ready