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Old 04-02-2014, 06:07 AM   #1
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Trailer Tire Question

Hey folks... I am sure this has been beaten to death, but i have to ask...

My travel trailer is a 2012, i bought it in August of that year. Since i have maybe pulled it 1000 miles if even that. Camper is stored indoors thru winter, and a good part of summer too.

All 4 Maypops show cracking on the sidewall. Not large cracks, but alot of them...

I assume its time to replace them... What do i go with? 205/75c14's are stock... I would love to go up to 15" rims and LT tires, bit its not in the budget...

Maxxis, goodyears.. Carlisles?
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I would replace them if I had the money. I would stay home if I couldn't afford to change them.

There are very few 15" LT tires to choose from, but you can find up to load range E tires in the 15" ST breed.

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Old 04-02-2014, 06:50 AM   #3
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That's awfully early to see sidewall cracks in a tire. Check the build date on those tires. They may have been a few years old when put on your unit. If that's the case I'd go back to the dealer and see if and what they might do.

You can go up one more load range on the 14" tire and that will give you a little more wiggle room. I think it's a 215 instead of the 205. We had 3 T's with 14" rims and ran into the same problem. When we ordered out last two TT's we tried to get them to put axles with 15" rims but they said that they would not fit. After getting the unit I looked and know that they would have fit. The TT manufacturers do not like to slow the assembly line down even for a second. If you want a part that they have to go somewhere else in the factory to get then it just won't happen.

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Go up one size. Order from Online Tire. They have all the brands and sizes and the prices are the best. I used them and also ordered new aluminum rims from Recstuff at a terrific price. Had them mounted locally and saved a ton!
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Thanks guys... Found a local source has the carlisle radials on sale... Gonna go from 205/75/14 to 215/75/14 which bumps weight rating to 1820

Anyone have experience with carlisle radials?

How do yall go about jacking up these campers to do all 4? Its a lite weight 30ft trailer, don't wanna bend anything!
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Our last trailer had 14" tires, and the only load range "D" tires we could find where the Kumho's from Tire Rack (which, by the way, are well liked by the single axle crowd like the Casita forums) and Kendra Karriers marketed by Martin Tire and sold by Northern Tool and some of the other trailer places. Load Range D is 65 psi, so you have to make sure your wheels will handle the extra pressure.

We ended up with the Kendra's because the Kumhos were out of stock, and we ran them like 15,000 miles without any problems before we traded the trailer in .....
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Thanks guys... Found a local source has the carlisle radials on sale... Gonna go from 205/75/14 to 215/75/14 which bumps weight rating to 1820

Anyone have experience with carlisle radials?

How do yall go about jacking up these campers to do all 4? Its a lite weight 30ft trailer, don't wanna bend anything!
My understanding is that they are owned by Goodyear and are also produced in China. I believe that the Goodyear issues have hopefully been resolved and either one should serve your needs.
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The tire in the reference is fast becoming a very popular replacement for 14" ST tires. The "c" after the size indicates it's a commercial designed tire. The larger LRD tire has a load capacity of 2271# at 65 psi and a speed rating above 75 MPH.

RADIAL 857 - Kumho Tire USA, Inc.

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It's been more than beat to death!
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If I needed 14" tires, I would probably buy Kumho 857's based on user satisfaction. Good luck.
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Thanks to you all for your advice...

I really like the Kumho's but they were just out of the budget right now... I ended up going with the Carlisle radials in 215/75/14.. They look so much beefier and stronger than the OEM Bias Maypops!

Hoping for many years / miles out of these!
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At 10k mi/2yrs the stock goodyear marathon inner/outer edges were worn to the belts due to not being balanced from the factory. Shame on me.

Carlisles were balanced and installed. At 17mo I had 1 blowout, at 18mo 2 w/belts broke. I plan to take them in to the tire dealer this week.

Note, the trailer has never moved without pressure being checked first.

I will likely go with goodyear marathons unless the speed rating is higher on the maxxis.
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I will likely go with goodyear marathons unless the speed rating is higher on the maxxis.
The speed ratings are the same -- 65 mph. I would go with Maxxis since they make a load range E. Goodyear does not.

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Update: 3 of 4 had separated tread. I noticed the tire tread "wiggling" so I thought I would check them all. I would never expect this after only 18mo.

4 Maxxis m8008 10ply on order now!
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