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Old 01-23-2022, 03:13 PM   #1
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Trail King Tires

Our new TT, a Tracer 260BSHLE, that we bought last September came with Trail King tires.
Iíve heard every horrible story about them, but has anyone had good luck with them?
Iíve read reviews online and there are mostly positive reviews. Mostly, that is.
Weíve got a long trip this summer and am wondering if I need to try and talk my wife into spending $600-800 on new tires.
Thanks in advance!
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Old 01-23-2022, 03:22 PM   #2
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No idea but thanks so much for your service. Safe travels whatever you decide.
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Old 01-23-2022, 06:45 PM   #3
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A question:

How much will it cost you in repairs if you have a blowout?
Probably more than the $600 -> $800 that you would spend on a better set of tires.

You might be on the hook for the deductible if you have your insurance cover the repairs.
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Old 01-23-2022, 07:51 PM   #4
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Hopefully you can find tires in your size. There is a shortage right now.

Even the manufacturers are putting quality ties on at the factory.

I would talk your wife into new tires and get them ordered quickly.
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Old 01-24-2022, 05:50 PM   #5
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Our new TT, a Tracer 260BSHLE, that we bought last September came with Trail King tires.
Iíve heard every horrible story about them, but has anyone had good luck with them?
Iíve read reviews online and there are mostly positive reviews. Mostly, that is.
Weíve got a long trip this summer and am wondering if I need to try and talk my wife into spending $600-800 on new tires.
Thanks in advance!
I believe I would replace them simply because so many people who participate here and on other forums have contributed horror stories about them.

I realize your not asking but a good tire like a Goodyear Endurance would be a good choice. You could perhaps advertise the Trail King and sell them to someone who has a flatbed trailer or other. The problem with leaving them on an RV is that if they blow, theyíll take anything around it including the inside floor. Itís not the actual blowout but when that thing starts slinging rubber at 65+ mph, all bets are off.
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Old 01-24-2022, 06:36 PM   #6
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I believe I would replace them simply because so many people who participate here and on other forums have contributed horror stories about them.

I realize your not asking but a good tire like a Goodyear Endurance would be a good choice. You could perhaps advertise the Trail King and sell them to someone who has a flatbed trailer or other. The problem with leaving them on an RV is that if they blow, theyíll take anything around it including the inside floor. Itís not the actual blowout but when that thing starts slinging rubber at 65+ mph, all bets are off.

I changed the tires on mine after one year. Put on the Endurance. My tire shop actually gave me good discount since my original tires were in such good shape. He said he would have no problem selling them to someone selling them to someone with a utility trailer.

He also did not realize the Goodyear's were made in the USA. Not many people ask for them because of the price.
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I have not personally had this brand, but like you I've heard bad things. The cost of replacing the tires is cheaper then if one blows apart and takes out something on the rv. IF you have the extra cash, then I would get them ordered when you can.

I've usually heard about them having trouble at extended high speed.
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So, I finally remembered to talk to the missus about this issue this weekend while we were taking our TT back to the dealer to get some warranty work done.
She pointed out that we put many mile on our old TT and never had an issue with the cheap tires on it until we hit a nasty pot hole on I 495 our way to Maine 2 summers ago.
But she did say that if anything happens, we will upgrade the tires.
I did talk her into getting a TPMS for the TT. That will give me a little peace of mind.
And I bought a better tire gauge from a customer of mine. Just a littler more insurance.
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