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Question Trailer tires? What do you use?

I need to replace my tires on my little bumper pull, 225/75-15's Radials. load range "D" my trailer has a 10K gvwr. Right now I have whatever off brand tire (towmaster?) my old shop recommended but they aren't holding up well, I have had 2 sets now (I don't remember what brand the first ones were, but they were different) and twice (once on each set) I have had a belt fail. I keep them aired up to the max 65psi. Thing is, I go the speed limit when its safe to, IE 70-75mph. And all the trailer tire I have found in that size are "st" and are not speed rated, meaning max speed 65mph. My local tire dealers now carry Goodyear Marathons. So what do you guys recommend and use? Do you guys go over 65?

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i have always run douglas (walmart) radials on the 7x12 i just sold.
225-75/r15 on a 3500lb axle. i maxed it a few times hauling a yard of dirt and a cord of wood. tires are rated for 1874 lbs each. the trailer made lots of trips from tx to fl and ar with 1500-2000 lbs of motorcycles on it. always run 70-75, even 85 coming back from ar with no issues. i didn't run over 36 psi.

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Michelin LT's E rated on a 16" rim. I started running 70mph as soon as I left CA and realized that all the 55mph trailer speed signs were gone.

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Check your Michelin, they may only be rated for 65 or 67 MPH.
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Their truck tires, should be around 90-110mph. IIRC their the same as what I have on my 95, just a different size.

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I need to replace my tires on my little bumper pull, 225/75-15's Radials. load range "D" my trailer has a 10K gvwr. Right now I have whatever off brand tire (towmaster?) my old shop recommended but they aren't holding up well, I have had 2 sets now (I don't remember what brand the first ones were, but they were different) and twice (once on each set) I have had a belt fail. I keep them aired up to the max 65psi. Thing is, I go the speed limit when its safe to, IE 70-75mph. And all the trailer tire I have found in that size are "st" and are not speed rated, meaning max speed 65mph. My local tire dealers now carry Goodyear Marathons. So what do you guys recommend and use? Do you guys go over 65?
If you have a Discount Tire nearby, they usually carry Carlisles, get the Load Range E and buy the certificates for them.(Road Hazard, free repair.) I run them on my 24ft and run the 235-80-16s on my big trailer, I've only paid full price for a tire in 4 years. Love replacing $20 tires. But I will tell you this, SPEED is a killer of any of those tires, keep it to 65 and watch your tire pressures and you will be fine.

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Bridgestone Duravacs best trailer tires for heavy, heavy trailers. expensive and may be overkill for your setup. search on the big trailer forums, Duravacs top 3 for those who haul heavy.

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225/75 15 Maxxis is what I use. They have been on my toy hauler for about a year now. I drive between 65 and 70 with the trailer.

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I have Michelin XPS RIB E rated tires....unlike trailer tires, they have a very stiff sidewall....so they arent like balloons on the road...tougher for tight turns though...i just take my time.

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I run the goodyear marathon's on my 5th wheel. 225/75-15 load range D is what is on there now but they make the same size in a load range E.

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