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jet fever

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Trailer tires
« on: March 17, 2015, 11:05:12 pm »
I currently have good tread but noticed some weather cracking on the Coyote dual axle trailer.

Suggestions on a specific brand to look for?
I choose quality over cheap as in no tires from Les schuab Ive never heard of cause they are from Vietnam. 

Thanx in advance
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Re: Trailer tires
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2015, 07:09:07 am »
I've had good luck with the Maxxis M8008 trailer tires on my boat trailer.
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Re: Trailer tires
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2015, 08:02:26 am »

I currently have good tread but noticed some weather cracking on the Coyote dual axle trailer.

Suggestions on a specific brand to look for?
I choose quality over cheap as in no tires from Les schuab Ive never heard of cause they are from Vietnam. 

Thanx in advance
.  The big problem with trailer tires it the weathering I had both high dollar and cheap. Now I just stay in the middle of the road. I replace them every couple years it's no fun changing a tire when it's 110 outside.


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Re: Trailer tires
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2015, 03:22:56 pm »
Ill check out the maxxis I like having options.  I currently have Carlisle

yeah they have all kinds of tread but spiderweb sidewalls.  The good thing is its in storage garage now not sure if it was from previous owner but the trailer was redone maybe 5 or 6 yrs ago hope they last little longer than that.  I had some old bias ply on my Tahiti roadrunner trailer I bet they were 25yrs old lol they didnt even have a born on date lol
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Re: Trailer tires
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2015, 06:12:51 pm »
"Industry standard" recommends replacing trailer tires every two years.  I replace mine every two-three years. 


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Re: Trailer tires
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2015, 06:36:12 pm »
Just something to think about . . .  the spare is generally the weak link.  And you know if you have to use it, that it is gonna have to go at least 50-100 miles across the desert.  I went nearly 20 years before I ever had a flat.  When I did, I found out that the spare had the wrong bolt pattern.  Lovely   :mad:
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Re: Trailer tires
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2015, 07:41:48 pm »
Yeah I wont be following the Standard

Going against the grain but Im picking up what your puttin down. 
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Re: Trailer tires
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2015, 07:45:28 pm »
Think I will pick up some Maxxis ST 8008 Radials.  Thank u for the help
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Re: Trailer tires
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2015, 09:48:45 am »
I know a guy that will only buy Goodyear Marathons. He says they are made in the US, but then a tire salesmen told me they are not. ???!


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Re: Trailer tires
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2015, 09:59:01 am »
I run BFG Radial T/As and haven't had any problems  8)
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Re: Trailer tires
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2015, 03:32:07 pm »
Yeah but those marathons and BFG are not trailer tires then theres the debate on to run em or not.

I ran some Firestones car tires (dont remember what model but car tires) on my old trailer and had no issues but I didnt pay much for em as my bud that worked at wheel works hooked me up

I will always prefer US or Japan german Italian tires just no vietnam or thai rubber

Nitto on truck
Michelin on lexus
Dunlop front Michelin rear Harley
Dunlop on dirtbikes
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Re: Trailer tires
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2015, 03:41:52 pm »
Yeah but those marathons and BFG are not trailer tires then theres the debate on to run em or not.

I ran some Firestones car tires (dont remember what model but car tires) on my old trailer and had no issues but I didnt pay much for em as my bud that worked at wheel works hooked me up

I will always prefer US or Japan german Italian tires just no vietnam or thai rubber

Nitto on truck
Michelin on lexus
Dunlop front Michelin rear Harley
Dunlop on dirtbikes

Good Year Marathon also make trailer service tires. :)

I was curious because that's what we put on the Crusader trailer.

http://m.tirerack.com/tires/TireDetailsServlet?tireMake=Goodyear&tireModel=Marathon+Radial

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Re: Trailer tires
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2015, 04:13:03 pm »
The BFGs I have are rated for way more weight than my trailer boat combo. Haven't had 1 single problem. It also helps that I got a pretty good deal on them.. 
I ran a few different trailer tire brands before that and never really liked them. They didn't seem to last too long either.
Pretty sure the last set of trailer tires I gave a go were Continentals. They suck
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Re: Trailer tires
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2015, 05:51:34 pm »
I hear ya.  I saw no difference with car tires either but they say the sidewalls are more efficient on a trailer which might feel more assuring if backing a dual axle into a driveway at a tight funny angle.

They suppose to track different down the road also as car tires usually wanna hold the line which may cause them to fade a little quicker.
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Re: Trailer tires
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2015, 08:31:00 pm »
Tires designed for cars have much softer sidewalls in my experience.  My single axle trailer would bounce and weave  a whole lot under a 18 ft small blocked Horizon.  I didn't like it much but that is what it came with and how the fenders were fit.   I have been told that trailer specific tires are designed to resist flat spotting from sitting.   Not sure what brand I will go with soon.
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Re: Trailer tires
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2015, 05:50:58 am »
Keep the boat trailer on blocks while in off season.

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Re: Trailer tires
« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2015, 09:07:32 pm »
I used to buy those expensive trailer tires. But I had a way bigger and heavier boat then, I'm on 3 yrs car tires on my squirter and they still look like new.  But it does sit in the garage not exposed to elements
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Re: Trailer tires
« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2015, 09:33:31 pm »
Yeah they say if anything sits for a while put it on stands to prevent flat spots.

Speaking of tires Monday I got 4 new Michelin Defenders.  Today noticed one was really low under 20psi when I added air.  Go back to Merica's tire n sombitch if the Lexus Chrome wheels are jacked on the inside and where the bead sits.  Had to grind em back.  Weak
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Re: Trailer tires
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2015, 08:29:58 am »
Do any of these look like date codes?

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Re: Trailer tires
« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2015, 09:17:43 am »
Date code is the last four numbers of the DOT number

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Re: Trailer tires
« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2015, 12:51:12 pm »
Yeah, after DOT stamp on mine there are 4 capital letters and no numbers.
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