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Old 03-20-2013, 03:06 PM   #1
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Trailer tires

looking for good trl tires for a 8700 lb travel trl
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:23 PM   #2
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Can you give us some basic information, such as what size and load range tires and what diameter wheels do you have now?

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Old 03-20-2013, 04:38 PM   #3
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I have st 225/75 R15 load range D, they are trail express and made in China. I don't know how good they are. If their not good tires, I want to replace them with ones that are.
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I have st 225/75 R15 load range D, they are trail express and made in China. I don't know how good they are. If their not good tires, I want to replace them with ones that are.
On my 2012 flagstaff 31' TT , they put the load c tires same as your , but yours is D
I had a tire blow out with 600 miles on it
Filed it with them and today received a load D tire from fed ex

I'm not that impressed with these tires
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:19 AM   #5
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I am running goodyear marathons on mine. I have had good luck with them.
In a couple of years when they will need replacing i will probably go back with marathons or maxxis tires but i will go with a E rated tire on mine.
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Just be sure your wheels and valve stems are rated for the higher pressure if you move up to a higher load range tire. Personally, I'd go to the metal bolt-in stems with anything D-rated (65 PSIG) or higher. The last thing you need is a tire failure because the dumb rubber "pop-in" valve stem popped out of the rim.

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Old 03-21-2013, 12:04 PM   #7
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:37 PM   #9
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I’m a Maxxis fan, mainly because they make an excellent ST225/75R15E replacement trailer tire.

Maxxis M8008 ST radial
Part number: TL15713000
Size: ST225/75R15 E
Ply rating: 10
Height: 28.3
Width: 8.90
Max load: 2,830
Max PSI: 80
Tread Depth: 9/32
Wheel width: 6.00

Click on this for more info: M8008 ST Radial

The only caveat is you should continue to inflate the new load range E tires to 65 PSI. We're pretty sure your wheels can handle 65 PSI. At 65 PSI, the Maxxis M8008 ST radial has a weight capacity of 2,540 pounds per tire, or over 10,000 pounds combined trailer axle weight. Your trailer doesn't come close to 10,000 pounds max combined trailer axle weight capacity, so there's no reason to pump up the tires to higher than 65 PSI.

(Ignore those who claim you should always run trailer tires at the max on the sidewall. The load/inflation table on the Maxxis web site should put a stop to that misinformation.)
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I have Trail Express on my 5er. They are 16" E rated tires. From the Maxxis web site they do show a 16" tire. I am wondering if this tire will be good or should I move up a load range?
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Hello All!

Sudsy here;

I just joined this group today. I am searching for and almost ready to buy new tires for my 2006 Rockwood 8315SS. I currently have Carlisle ST225R15 tires. I had a blowout last season and after researching found these tires to be just barely enough for the load. I am thinking about buying the the Maxxis 8008 tires with the higher load rating.

What are the thoughts on this?

I will have to have them delivered and find a place that will mount them since the closest dealer is over 100 miles form me.

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Maxxis has that tire on their site for 152.00 with free shipping. You may print that out and go to a tire shop in your area and see if they can beat that price. I know discount tire will do that, in case you have trouble then your warranty will be local and easier to handle. Just my .02
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Maxxis has that tire on their site for 152.00 with free shipping. You may print that out and go to a tire shop in your area and see if they can beat that price. I know discount tire will do that, in case you have trouble then your warranty will be local and easier to handle. Just my .02

I actually found the 15 inch tires I need for $134 on the site. That's a good idea and I will shop it around my local tire stores (many here) but I don't know if they can even get Maxxis Tores.

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Tires again

Hello all;

Well I found some tires and bought them from my local RV center. They are made by Cooper and are called Delta Accurate Tires. ST225R15. They are 10 ply with a load rating of 2822 lbs at 80 psi. I plan to run them at 65 or 70 psi and should be very well covered.

Has anyone here heard of or used these tires. My thoughts are that if I buy them from the local place ($127 ea mounted & balanced) If I do have a problem I have someplace to go to get resolution.

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