Trailer tires

1-tonmudder

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I recently had another trailer tire blow out on one of our enclosed trailers.That was the second tires this summer Ive changed due to blowing out,the tire I replaced the first blow out with only lasted about a 1000 miles and gave no indication their was a problem w it.Been running the house brand trailer tires at the local tire store but Im looking at other brands now.Tires are 205/75/14's and possible looking to get some Maxxis or Goodyear Trailer tires to replace the ones I currently have.Any suggestions??
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1-tonmudder

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Switch to 15" tires and get you some load range E tires.
My bad,they are 15's but "C" load range.I'm fine w goin up in load range but I don't think weight is as much of a factor as just plain ole cheap ass (poor quality) tires.I bought the trailer new 3 years ago and got about a year out of the factory tires and this is the second set w less than 10K on em.
 

1-tonmudder

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Fabrik8

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We're running the Carlisles on the not-my-boat trailer at the moment. They were very cheap through a Walmart sale. They were also a year old date code when they arrived, even though they were backordered and the whole process was a nightmare. Fuck Walmart.

I will say that if it was my boat, it would have the Maxxis or the Goodyear Endurance on it, preferably the Endurance because they seem to be the OEM choice for a load of RVs and trailers since they came out, and are USA made. They are the most expensive though, but with quality to match.

And yes, there is zero reason to not move up to a LR-D if it's offered in your tire size.
 

1-tonmudder

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braxton357

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Morganton
Trailer tire pressure monitors are relatively cheap. Would save you a lot of hassle if you regularly pull this trailer long distances.
 

77GreenMachine

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Rather than start a new thread, I’m gonna Hi-jack here but only cause it will also help the OP. Everyone raves about radials on a trailer, I don’t doubt their great but I’ve had the same Load Star bias ply load range C tires on my trailer since 2013 and running mostly at max capacity at all times. Most times my trailer sees a 4+ hour trip and I’m just now needing to replace them. I’ve gotten such good service out of these tires I’m considering buying them again. Is a radial really that much better? I did find a set of mid range D radials in my size online with great reviews for $225, which is not bad at all if you ask me.
 

karatejosh

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Rather than start a new thread, I’m gonna Hi-jack here but only cause it will also help the OP. Everyone raves about radials on a trailer, I don’t doubt their great but I’ve had the same Load Star bias ply load range C tires on my trailer since 2013 and running mostly at max capacity at all times. Most times my trailer sees a 4+ hour trip and I’m just now needing to replace them. I’ve gotten such good service out of these tires I’m considering buying them again. Is a radial really that much better? I did find a set of mid range D radials in my size online with great reviews for $225, which is not bad at all if you ask me.

It’s just going to ride better and not flat spot form sitting for a long time but imo radial is better for on road tires of any sort and there usually only 10 bucks more


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Mac5005

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And done. I have 8 of these. 1 failure in the last 3 years.

They are on my car trailer for my jeep and on my work enclosed trailer that follows me everywhere. Just be sure to get 105M ones.

One part of keeping them alive is the speed rating. A lot of trailer tires are only rated to 71/74 mph and it’s obvious that they fail at extended use at near max load, at/over max speed. The M rating is for 81 mph IIRC which keeps them happy at 70-75.

I’ve never had any of them balanced and they ride so much smoother than bias ply at speed.
 

77GreenMachine

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Does anyone rotate their trailer tires? The though has never occurred to me until now.
 

karatejosh

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I've never understood why people don't balance trailer tires. It makes no sense to me. Is it because it costs extra?

I don’t because I have a tire machine but no balancer lol I do set the heavy spot 90 degrees from the valve stem but I have never noticed any ill affects or had any tires shake or anything crazy


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Mac5005

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I've never understood why people don't balance trailer tires. It makes no sense to me. Is it because it costs extra?

Bc I have a manual tire machine to do my own mounting.

And I don’t think it makes a enough of a difference on a tire that size on a trailer. If it were terrible, I’d get them balanced.

Going from bias to radial felt smooth enough to me to never worry.
 

rodney eppes

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Mt.Holly NC 28120
Just looking back through the last few comments:
Yes, I do balance my Radial tires. I would only rotate, if I had a wear problem.
I blew out Too many Carlisle tires, but they were C rated. I moved up to Maxxis, in a E rating, & have not had any more problems.
 
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