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Does anyone have experience with a trailer tire wobbling slightly?

I had Tracker do the trailer bearing service last year, so I'm not thinking it is bearing or trailer related.

Do tires start wobbling when they are about to blow out?
How long to trailer tires last?
I only go out about once a month, but never on any trips longer than 80 miles round trip.

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Lupe
 

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Well I'd start with the really basic stuff like are all the lug nuts fastened all the way. Regardless of what's the cause you've got to fix it. Trailer tires should last 5 years easy. With your kind of mileage if you own the boat long enough you might end up replacing tires due to deterioration of the material rather than worn treads. Take a look at the axle itself and where it's welded to the hub. I had some trouble with a defective weld (that would have eventually failed) that caused a tire to lean resulting in uneven wear and that's what I noticed at first.
 

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Please get it repaired! Whatever it is will not go away on it's own. First thing is to jack it up and spin the wheel and tire in question. Probably a bearing issue or a tire coming apart. Good luck and be safe!!
 

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if your lugs are tight, then your tire is probably separating and there is a bubble in your tire. In other words, you might be about to have a blowout. If trailer tires are not used much, the tires become slightly mis-shaped from sitting. Always have a spare ready. regarding blowouts, its not a matter of if but when as your tires age
 

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Thanks to everyone that responded.

The wobbling problem turned out to be a bad tire, so I had them replaced since they were over four years old.
I bought a pair of Hartlands at Discount.
 
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