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Trailer tire replacement

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by shooter99, Feb 12, 2013.

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  1. shooter99

    shooter99 Well-Known Member

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    I'm planning on replacing the tires on my Travel Trailer. 225x75x15. Looking at load range E. I'm looking for recommendations. We have a lot of good information to be found on this site. Thanks
     
  2. Catpower

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    I always used Carlisle never had a problem out of them
     
  3. cubancigar2000

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    If you go with something cheap it wont have the load rating that you might really need,particurally when the temps are hot-- sometimes that load rating needs a 20 percent margin of error-- it is hot weather and driving which will really kill a loaded cheaper tire

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  5. aabradley82

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    Get the best you can afford. I have had goodluck with goodyear g614's. Not sure if they're made in your size though. Also have tried a chinese copy of the goodyear with good succes, called a Salun I think.
     
  6. GW22

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    Take your pills, Chesty. You don't even realize who you're babbling about anymore, you pathetic fool.

    -Gary
     
  7. Two Dogs

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    Carlisle is a cheap tire...go with Goodyear Marathon or Michelin...
     
  8. CharlieAMA

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    Don't skimp on trailer tires. Load Range E is a heavy duty tire. Go with Michelin. I have them on my pickups, and my 24' gooseneck stocktrailer. I buy mine at Discount Tires, with the road hazard deal. Worth every penny to me. Charlie
     
  9. Dr.Longshot

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    Any tire with the correct load rating will work as intended if you don't over load the vehicle they are on and used as intended.

    Gary Bryant
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  10. Straight50

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    Take a look at Mastercraft. Good tires and a good price. 10 ply radial. Buy some tire covers and cover them when not in use and they will last you a long time. . Used to be the only remaining American made tire company?
     
  11. Phillip's Gunsmithing

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    I have been on the road traveling to shoots for over 20 years pulling a work trailer. Have tried just about every type of tire out there. The best ones I found for the size of tire you are looking for is the Goodyear marathon.
    . My trailer was always at the load limit or over a little, and a Marathon was the only one that would hold up. They would last about a year and half and that was about 25,000 to 30,000 miles.
    You can upgrade to a 16 inch tire and get the good year unisteel. That is what I have on my trailer now. They are load range E and good for 3850 lbs.

    Phillip
     
  12. Sharp1

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    GoodYear Marathon were the best when they were made in USA. I have been told they are now made in ThiLand and they are no longer the best. Try and get a USA made trailer tire,,,GL!
     
  13. JIM SIMS

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    I used to be a Goodyear fan.My fifth wheel had them

    ,I blew one out and Goodyear refused the warranty

    because they were over 4 years old.Read trailer tire

    warranties VERY carefully,most all have caveats re

    trailer service.
    good luck

    Jim Sims
     
  14. aabradley82

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    I've blown more goodyear marathons than any other, not went flat, blown out. Any tire over 4years is on borrowed time. There is a reason the DOT wants tires less than 5 years old on semi trialers and tractors.
     
  15. kriegart

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    Michelin makes the best tires. Get a set and don't look back. Remember, you get what you pay for. K.
     
  16. Bruce Specht

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    Michelin dose not make the best tires! It all depends on the applicaiton as to which brand of tire will do the best job for the money. If you travel extensively a major brand that cost a bit more will be easier to find in smaller towns an rural areas. Find out what the trailer weighs (loaded) to best determine what carrying capacity ( load rating) you need to buy.Major brands to consider are, Goodyear, Bridgestone,Carlise,Michelin,Dunlop o name a few.
     
  17. dave-320c

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    good prices, service, and warranty at Costco for Michelins
     
  18. Bruce Specht

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    FYI altho some products are made here Michelin is not an American company.
     
  19. Bvr Tail

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    Pass on Mastercraft, because I have had terrible experience with them.

    Could not properly balance after installing 6 different new tires, so my dealer let me upgrade to Coopers.

    Good luck with them, so far.

    My dealer steered me away from Goodyear, even though this is his signature tire.

    He has been having issues with them lately, and didn't say what.
     
  20. shooter99

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    Looking at Hercules Brand They are with Cooper tires out of Ohio. Haven't found much complaints on them on line. You guys have any news on them?

    ST225/75R15 LR E/10
     
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