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Old 03-21-2013, 09:50 PM   #1
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Trail Express Tires

I read several threads on another forum about this tire brand. Seems no one has anything to say about them other than you will be lucky to get 5000 miles out of them before some type of failure. I checked the tires on my new Windjammer and they are Trail Express.

Anyone here have any comments on them. I live in Florida and will be going to Alaska in 2014 and don't need tires that cannot make the round trip without tire failure. Until then this year we will be sticking closer to home.
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Old 03-22-2013, 02:41 PM   #2
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:15 AM   #3
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The most important thing is to make sure the tires are well within their capacity ratings. My opinion is to go with the highest load range tire in the biggest size that will fit on your wheel, and run it at the maximum pressure your wheel is rated for.

As far as brands go, Maaxis definitely gets the best overall reviews, but if you overload them, they will fail too
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:14 PM   #4
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I am in the same boat I think. I have Trail Express Power Towing where the 'Power Towing' is hard to read. I read 2ply - what heck 2ply??? That can't be right...can it?

I have 1,600 miles on them.
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Old 03-24-2013, 03:04 PM   #5
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I can tell you they are BAD Tires trail express .... 2012 flagstaff 831rkss. Had 1 come apart with less than 600 miles ... That was in December of 2012 and I just got my replacement from Lion Head. I sent them all the pictures and had to cut out the date and tire code off the tire and mail that to them
They wanted to send me 65.00 for the tire plus 10.00 for mounting
Mine were the 15" C load tires , had to give back the 10.00$ to go to a D load range tire from them

Customer service was not real help full , with the headache of proving to them and sending in proof they would not up grade my tire and give me 10.00 dollars for mounting

So I took the tire with D load range and no money for mounting ?????

Give them a. 0. For tire
And a 0. For customer service
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Trail Express Tires

Read nothing but bad things, but I've had nothing but good luck with mine. Lot's of great miles all over TX, NM, CO, WY, MT and onto Alaska. Mine are filled with Nitro and I've added plain old air as needed.

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Old 07-28-2015, 10:20 PM   #7
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These were on my trailer when I got it... at 2 yrs and less than 400 miles the sidewall was full of deep cracks... they were ready to blow.
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As of today I have 3238 miles on the Minnie with the Trail Express tires. Not a sign of a problem with the tires. This is a pretty light trailer and I drive 60 mph most of the time. I do keep a close check on the 50 psi that is recommended. I keep the tires covered when not on a trip.
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I went all of the way to 6000 miles (1 1/2 year old tires) before I had my 8-ply Trail Express blow. And the first one to go was the spare - and it was never on the road or exposed to full sunlight. The ones on the ground were all cracked, 1 bubbled with a look of eminent danger. So replaced all with 10-ply Maxxis; 1 year later and the Maxxis still look new. Good luck.
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X 3 or 4 or whatever on the Maxxis... My trailer came with Tow Max and I was lucky. I got about 8K miles out of one before I noticed tread separation on a pre-trip inspection. I got another 2K miles out of the other 3. When I replaced the 3, 2 of them were starting to have tread separation. I now have 4 good Maxxis tires on the ground, but my spare is a new Tow Max that came with the trailer.
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I went all of the way to 6000 miles (1 1/2 year old tires) before I had my 8-ply Trail Express blow. And the first one to go was the spare - and it was never on the road or exposed to full sunlight. The ones on the ground were all cracked, 1 bubbled with a look of eminent danger. So replaced all with 10-ply Maxxis; 1 year later and the Maxxis still look new. Good luck.
Was the spare still mounted on the back of the trailer when it blew? Very unusual.
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Goodyear HMG2020 bias ply LRD, two spares, TPMS.
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Had Trail Express tires when RV was new 2 years ago, didn't like them, nor trusted them. Lousy customer service, so changed tires to Maxxis & never looked back. The Trail Express tires are now residing in the yard as raised gardens, work good for this.
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