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I'm going thru my dash cam video's now. Hopefully I can get some edited videos up shortly. I ended up taking out my windshield on one of the loops, climbed that big rock obstacle at the Bowl (with some help of my winch), pulled a Toyota out that was blocking the main trail at the bowl and had a great time. Unfortunately, one of the hazards of running door less is the possibility of your phone jumping out, which mine did. It's gone to S9 heaven and so did the pics I took.
@tsconver had a trailer tire issue which we addressed once we arrived back at my place in Wentworth.
After some research, including what the Horse Trailers run, I went with Maxxis. Not the Most expensive, but 1 of the Best. So far, so good!Got a vibration one tire definitely has a separated tread worried the others are not far behind. The are 225 75 15 e rated loadstar tires. 3 years old. Been bounced hard on uwharrie back roads. Any recommendations for replacements?
Between Maxxis, Loadstar Carlisle and multiple others, most trailer tires I have run have all had major issues. I just started going to discount tire and buying whatever top-quality tire they had in stock and got the warranty.Can get Goodyear endurance tires for $120 each. Basically same price as maxis. Which way to go?
Which way to go?
Due to blowouts of older Carlisle's at four different times I now have two newer Carlisle's on one side and two heartlands on the other. They are All load range d and this is the longest my tires have lasted and the best they have worn since the trailer was new in the nineties.Most of it is based on load range, & quality! I had 2 sets of Carlisle's, & kept blowing belts. These were cheap, even though radial, but C or D rated. I forgot. Checking closer 1 day, I realized I was hauling 80% of their load capacity. That's when I checked Many reviews & the Horse people tire reviews. Seemed majority used Maxxis, which I bought at discount tire. And I made sure to get E rated. That puts them at 40-50 load cap. I see some guys run as high as 10 ply, which I didn't know was made in car/trailer tire. Carlisle probably can be a Good tire, with the right Load Rating.
I returned to Discount Tire, for 2 new spares. Told them I didn't want to pay the Maxxis price for Spares, but wanted a decent tire. They sold me 2 Heartland tires, & the tread looks identical to Troys picture. Just no Carlisle name in the tread. If i'm reading it right, it shows a N-rating, & reads 7 plys /tread. Might be better than my Maxxis, but I haven't had to run them, yet.