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Old 08-25-2015, 06:52 PM   #1
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What is a good choice for tires? The size is 225/75R16. Any ideas and coments welcome.
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Old 08-25-2015, 07:02 PM   #2
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Bridgestone Duravis M700 HD. Two different tire shops recommended them to me. Just bought 6, around $200 a piece.
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BFG commercial T/A, Copper all season( I can't remember the model #) The bridgestones that twinboat said, Firestone transports. A Lot depends on what type of tread that you want/need. I run all season, as I try my best to stay away from snow and ice, but you may need/want a more aggressive tread pattern, which can be had in all the above brands.
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I put Tow Masters on my 5th. Recommended by tire dealer in Rapid City.
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I put Tow Masters on my 5th. Recommended by tire dealer in Rapid City.
I truly wish you the best of luck.

If it says ST on the side I would for sure add a monitoring system on the tires.

IMHO if he recommended a no name tire that is what he makes the most money on and that is what he had in stock.
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BFG commercial T/A, Copper all season( I can't remember the model #) The bridgestones that twinboat said, Firestone transports. A Lot depends on what type of tread that you want/need. I run all season, as I try my best to stay away from snow and ice, but you may need/want a more aggressive tread pattern, which can be had in all the above brands.
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Are these for your 5er or tow vehicle? I guess I never thought of agressive tread on the trailer.
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The size that the OP stated is the size that is standard on pre 2001 GM dually trucks. It is not a standard size trailer tire. In fact I am not sure if anyone even makes an ST tire in that size.
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The trailer now has 235/85R16 tires on it. The sales guy said that he thought it came with the 225/75R16.
I guess I need to find out what size the trailer is supposed to have and go from there.
It is a 2003 Carriage Cameo LXI. If someone knows what size is factory for this rig, please let me know.
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More important - How much is the trailer GVWR? Subtract the pin wt (or 20% of GVWR) and make sure the tire capacity will carry the 5er. Larger tires (same load rating) carry more weight and provide a margin of safety. Same for same size and higher load rating.
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You have to put a tire that has enough load carrying capacity for the size axle that you have. For example, 6000# rated axle, tires must have at least 3000# each load rating each, 7000# axle must have at least 3500# load rating each, etc. You can go higher, but not lower.There should be a tag somewhere on the left front that tells you the tire size that comes on the unit and the weight ratings.
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What is a good choice for tires? The size is 225/75R16. Any ideas and coments welcome.
Maybe you should be more specific with your tire size description. The one above is manufactured in Passenger , Light Truck and European metric sizes, all with different load capacities.

In a later post 235/85R16 is referenced. It's manufactured in ST and LT sizes.

Have you looked for the trailer's certification label? It's supposed to be on the LH FWD external portion of the trailer. Older models sometimes put it on the LH side of the fiver hitch.
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