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Old 07-10-2018, 05:39 PM
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Default Advice on trailer tires.(no Chinese bombs please)

Hi looking to mount some tires on my 32 foot trailer for a trip later this year. I have factory tires on it now but have done a bit of research and most/all say Chinese tires only last 4-5 years then become unstable and tend to blow.

So I am looking for a new tires to mount that won't blow up on my trip. The trailer weighs about 6855# dry and road speed will be 60-65 MPH ( 100-107 kph) for the majority of the time.

Thanks in advance for your advice.
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Old 07-10-2018, 06:44 PM
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Default TT tires

Looking into new rubber as well, same boat (and by boat I mean travel trailer) you are in, 27ft bumper pull with the factory tires which are 4 years old. Last weekend one of the sidewalls developed a leak when I backed it onto the levelling blocks, had to jack the whole thing up and put the spare on for the trip home.
From research on this forum and some others, it looks like the way to go are the Maxxis or the Carlisle.
Called Kaltire Edmonton yesterday and the Carlisle 225/75R15's came in at $125 a piece, total price installed with taxes and everything came to $642.00, they charge $20/tire for labour, which I feel is exceptable. These have a weight rating of 2800lbs.
Hope this helps.

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Old 07-10-2018, 06:59 PM
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went around n around on this with our "local tire folks", they run Hercules on their holiday trailers, They said they will likely time out before I wear them out, as we don't use the trailer all that much. about $125/tire made in USA, Cooper tire I think makes em.
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Old 07-10-2018, 07:00 PM
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I got 4 225/75/15 10 ply load E installed with all taxes for $550 at Award Auto. Over 90 % of trailer tires are from China. Sign of the times
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Old 07-10-2018, 07:01 PM
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About 5 years ago I put Carlisle tires on my trailer,, I just got home last weekend from a 5000km trip to Oregon and they still look as good as when they were installed. When I park the trailer after use I do cover up all 4 tires with tire covers to keep them out of the burning sun. I got them at Kaltire in Innisfail that time.
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:06 PM
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I've used gladiator tires on our trailer.

So far I've been very happy with them.

I've also been happy with the Carlisle tires.

One thing I'd say. Is getting them with higher capa city than needed.
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:40 PM
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Carlisle brought out a new design several years ago and I was an early installer of them and they still look great today. Done the Oregon coast and many other trips and no issues. FIL installed the same on the same trip and not a glitch. Go read over at Rv.net forums and it will drive you crazy. I believe they just brought a slightly more improved version as well recently. Maxxi is another good one but expensive and hard to find.
Unfortuneatly they are all made in China , Taiwan etc. So nor much to do there.
On another note realize the biggest reasons for tire failure. Under inflation is the biggest, proper weight rating, and another huge reason is speed. Most people don't realize ST tires speed is barely over 100 k. I see guys flying by found way more than that and by doing so is just waiting for the tires to blow. Many tire guys will even tell you the cheap made tires do well if people would inflate and run at the proper speed.
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:53 PM
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There is one goodyear tire made in the US. It has an extra heavy sidewall. Kal Tire sells them but not sure about others. The sales person showed that tire beside carlyle and the Good year tire looked much better as in much more rigid. I have a personal dislike for Good year though so didn't go that route.
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Old 07-14-2018, 06:44 PM
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This is what a China Bomb will get ya. Put on Goodyears after that...

Took out the shock and a few other things underneath.

It happened near writing on stone on a hot day - about 35 degrees Celsius. It was so hot when I was jacking up the trailer the bottle Jack was sinking Into the asphalt.

God I love camping...
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