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Trailer tire
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gg    Posted 06-22-2001 at 20:56:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
i had to put a new tire on the trailer that i pull with my lawn mower. my question is now that i've got the tire on how in the world do i get the tire to seal so i can put air in it. this is making me feel really dumb. thanks

Murphy    Posted 06-25-2001 at 10:58:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm glad you asked. I've got a small tire sitting in my shop right now that I haven't even tried to seat. I'll be using the rope trick and pulling out the valve stem. A big thanks to everyone. Oh and Hank, just for the record on this one... It's just to pull stuff around the property with. Zero highway use! :)

IHank    Posted 06-25-2001 at 12:16:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Murphy- All well and good, the off road usage. Please, do what you can to make it plain to others that might come along later that the tire is not speed rated for highway usage and might be low as to weight carry ratings. Please be careful with these personal improvisations, so somebody else don't get hurt! IHank

gg    Posted 06-25-2001 at 18:05:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
just to clarify, the tire is an off road tire that goes on the $99.00 trailer, i mean wagon that i pull behind my 15 horsepower lawnmower. so for the confussion.

Crank    Posted 06-24-2001 at 18:12:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Now I'm not recommending this one, but, I saw a guy shoot some starting fluid in a tubeless truck tire and stand back and threw matches at it. Seated the bead real nice, then he went in the house and changed his shorts. Made a big bang!

IHank    Posted 06-24-2001 at 12:54:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
gg- Recommend swallow your pride and take the tire/wheel to a tire shop and have 'em inflate it for you.

While there, have the tecchie deciper the tire sidewall for maximum design, speed, load, and inflation pressure. From there just make sure your usage is within those limits, please.

If you wanna cheat, do so by going 5 to 10 pounds over on the tire pressure. Firestone and Ford will be fighting over that subtle but heart of the matter technical issue for years to come...

My point here is that there's lots of stuff out on the road that's being operated way past design limits and is dangerous to everybody, and it scares the you know what outta me! Good luck, IHank

Okie-Dokie    Posted 06-24-2001 at 06:55:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
This can be so frustrating! The way we do it is to wrap a light rope around the tire. Pull it just tight enough so the bead touches the rim. Put just a little air in it then use that fix-a-flat suff to air the tire up & seal the bead to the rim. This will keep it from leaking air out over time. The only other sure-fire way is to install an inner tube. Wal-mart sells both these items.

Hogman    Posted 06-24-2001 at 11:58:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
last time I bought a tire from wallyouck it cost me 400bucks because of there screw up .

ShepFL    Posted 06-23-2001 at 05:44:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I do the same as JoeK. I also use liquid dish soap on the lip of the tire and around inside of the rim. For me, this makes it slide easier when trying to seat the bead and identifies any possible leaks (bubbles).

JoeK    Posted 06-22-2001 at 23:25:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Depending on how "stiff" the tire is and how much gap you have,try wrapping a belt around the tire
(circumference)tread and squeezing the center of the tread,this should force the beads out toward the rim.If this is ineffective try a rope tied around tightly the same way and twist it tight with large screwdriver(like a tourniquet)BUT as soon as beads begin to seat RELEASE THE TENSION
to prevent injury.

Note:tire will inflate much quicker with valve core out,once beads are seated,the should stay put while you reinstall the core and reinflate.

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