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Old 10-19-2007, 10:05 AM   #1
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In shopping for tires for my '67 Shasta Astroflyte I've found that there seem to be very few good choices in brands of tires. From what I understand, the top 3 are (in no certain order) Goodyear Marathon, Duro & Maxxis. I don't know what which brand I will be getting.

I bought the trailer with P195/75R14 tires. Obviously I need to get ST rated tires. The old "P" tires did manage to hold up for a 60 mile trek from where I bought it at mostly 50-55mph, 60mph max (State/US highways.

ST205/75R14 is the correct tire size for the trailer. However, Goodyear also makes a ST215/75R14 tire. I was wondering if I should put larger tires on it if it'll fit into the wheel well properly without hitting the wheel well on a hard bump. A size 215 tire rated C gives 110lb more capacity than a 205 size tire also rated C: 205/75R14=1760lbs vs 215/75R14=1870lbs, according to TireRack:

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Spec.jsp?make=Goodyear&mo...dial&tirePageLocQty=
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In shopping for tires for my '67 Shasta Astroflyte I've found that there seem to be very few good choices in brands of tires. From what I understand, the top 3 are (in no certain order) Goodyear Marathon, Duro & Maxxis. I don't know what which brand I will be getting.

I bought the trailer with P195/75R14 tires. Obviously I need to get ST rated tires. The old "P" tires did manage to hold up for a 60 mile trek from where I bought it at mostly 50-55mph, 60mph max (State/US highways.

ST205/75R14 is the correct tire size for the trailer. However, Goodyear also makes a ST215/75R14 tire. I was wondering if I should put larger tires on it if it'll fit into the wheel well properly without hitting the wheel well on a hard bump. A size 215 tire rated C gives 110lb more capacity than a 205 size tire also rated C: 205/75R14=1760lbs vs 215/75R14=1870lbs, according to TireRack:

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Spec.jsp?make=Goodyear&mo...dial&tirePageLocQty=
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Old 10-19-2007, 05:58 PM   #3
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Hi Cubey, If you have the room and if it bottoms out and won't let the tires hit the fender wells and the springs on the inside, Id go for it!! You just need to be sure as when you do that the manufacture will not warranty the tire if you rub the inside off or cut the tread with the fender.
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I better play it safe and stick to the proper size I guess. Only other concern I'm having is which tire brand to go with. I've read so many horror stories about even Goodyear marathons (since my post earlier) of course the folks could be overloading and/or under inflating the tires. Though, I've seen photos of one that got a huge knot on the side of it. Maxxis seem to be the best tires according to things I've read, Duros being second, and Goodyear being third (due to all the problems with them I've read about). Carlisle being the worst and Loadstar being the second worst.

I'm not looking forward to paying $103 each plus shipping for Maxxis tires however from maxxis's website. I have not found any other site that sells their tires.

A local tire outlet has Duros as I recall for about $80/each which is probably what I'll have to go with.
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try Kelly Springfields!! or Maybe Michelin, Michelin is more expensive, but sometimes you get what you pay for. When you see those pictures of the bubbles on the sidewall, They are most times the fault of the driver as they ran over a curb or something like that. The only other way is if maybe someone put a plug into the tire close to the sidewall and they didn't put a patch on the inside to keep the innerwall sealed
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Kelly and Michelin don't seem to make a consumer trailer tire. They may for commercial (ie: big rigs) but not standard size, consumer ones.
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