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Old 06-13-2014, 04:27:15 PM
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I need new tires on my enclosed double axle trailer . Tread just like new there all weather checked. Bought trailer used is an 2006 never noticed the weather checks. Got good deal satisfied. It takes 205/75-D 15 can buy mid grade $64.00 apiece next grade up are $112.00 Local good year dealer had what he called off brand for $79.00 apiece Would you trust the $64.00 tire about 8,000 mile tire each of them. I'm getting tire covers to stop the sunlight damage .


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Old 06-13-2014, 05:03:15 PM
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I wouldn't have a problem with it,but I guess it depends on how much weight your putting in it,what ply of tire is the 64 dollar one ? I know tire's are not cheap but you get what you pay for and how many miles will you be taking it? If your not useing it in the winter jack the trailer up on blocks to keep the tire's off the ground seems to help.just my 2 cents.
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Old 06-13-2014, 05:04:39 PM
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Go with the better tires. Changing one on the side of the road is a real bother. The second one on the same trip is even worse. I would also recomend metal valve stems. Our friends in China sent over about a billion bad valve stems that rotted off within a year, cost me 5 tires.

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If they are Chinese, I would pass. You can google trailer tires and get an eyeful.
I was at local Firestone last week for oil change. While servicing car, I walked thru tire storage area. They had 2 sets of 4 that size - Bridgestone and Continental. I do lot know if they were load range D. Unfortunately, I want 215. Had to pass.

I always look around because they sometimes get stuck with a set. Once that happens, they will let them go cheap. I was told 1 year after manufacture is the limit, after that, they cannot sell them.

Check around. Get a "road Force" balance so they are not bouncing around at 70 MPH.
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We have been having trouble getting tires for out pick up and trailers. Even tho they claim to be load range E, they all seem to be 2 ply sidewall. Went to tire dealer for better ones for the trailer and he wouldn't sell me heavier as he claimed they weren't original equip and there fore he couldn't sell me better ones! Also he claimed the heavier trailer tires were rated for only 55 MPH. Needless to say I told him where to put his tires. Trouble is I still need to find better tires, the last long trip we had the 2 rear tires on the pu blow out , they had 90% tread but were a few years old. And no there wasn't that much weight on the pu. F.J.W.
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I check the online reviews for any tire I buy. I run highway truck tires on my trailers and never buy "trailer tires" anymore.
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Just make sure they are trailer tires not passenger car tires. If you get stopped in some states you can get fined for this.
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There trailer tires I know very few tires are made her even good year firestone ect. made over seas .

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There 6 ply 4 ply tread 2 ply sidewall .

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Default Re: Trailer Tires

Trailer tires are all rated for 55mph, and few of us do that anymore. I run Light Truck tires on my box trailer to and from Nevada, and they ride MUCH better than the chinese tires it came with, think I run load range D or E, have to check to be sure.
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In Australia,(so far as I am aware),we don't yet have strict tyre control on trailers.I always use 6 ply light truck.Don't go cheap,tried that at 2am on a cold winters morning changing a blown tyre,bought good quality next morning.Kept the others as spares,never had to use them yet,Norm
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Old 06-14-2014, 02:59:29 PM
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I need a set of tires for my trailer. It's a 10' X 6' enclosed single axle. I can understand trailer tires for a double axle because of side shear , but why would put them on a single axle? Ron
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55 on a trailer - you would take your life in your hands trying to drive at that speed on an interstate! I had car tires on my trailer for 6 years, before wear out. Now 2 sets of trailer tires in the same amount of time. They may be rated for 55 MPH, but they won't last.
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The tires I'm looking at are sold by Wall Mart there an off brand and the other set are sold through good year but atr an off brand . there 40 dollars more than the other off brand and nothing they could tell me convinced me they were any better than the 64 dollar tires. I don't travel over 55 my truck won't pull the trailer any faster.

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When I needed to get new tires, I looked around a lot. One thing I looked at was the weight rating on the tires. I went up one size with a weight rating a little higher than the axle rating with a good tread that would hold the road in the snow and high heat rating for the summer. The guy that was installing them said if they are for a trailer there is no need to balance them. I said if your not balancing them don't put them on. He was little upset but it is sure worth it. The ride is much nicer going down the road without the trailer bouncing all the time.
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Old 06-16-2014, 10:42:10 PM
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Local Good Year dealer said all trailer tires are imported even the name brands . Imported and warehoused here. I'm going to purchase my tires from this dealer He stands by what he sells I do not trust Wall Mart. Only cost 9 dollars more per tire Worth it for piece of mind !

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Old 06-17-2014, 10:06:43 AM
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I just bought my tires yesterday. I refuse to buy Chinese tires! I went up one size and bought Cooper Discoverer H/T3 LT 235/75R15 load 1985 Made in U.S.A. They were not cheap at $145.95 Ea. I have had the best of luck with Cooper and won't buy anything else. (The old tires that were on the trailer were dated 2004) It's worth the piece of mind to have good tires. Ron
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Old 06-17-2014, 07:46:24 PM
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I was told by the local Goodyear dealer by the way they been in business since 1904 . He said all trailer tires are imported and that even many of the name brands Goodyear Firestone ect. are imported today. They import and made in the US. I purchased these tires because he stands by what he sells .

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