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post #1 of 14 Old 03-25-2014, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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Trailer Tire Recomendations?

I picked up a used cuddi cabin boat last year which came on a single axle shoreland'r trailer, the boats a 20ft cuddy cabin with a v6 merc in it. Since ive had the boat I really haven't trailered it very far, about 5 miles to the lake and home, therefor haven't really been concerned about the trailer. This summer were planning a trip to lake George which is 3.5 hours away. Since owning the boat ive had several people tell me that it appears a little too heavy for the trailer its sitting on, and I fully agree with them.. the trailers suspension doesn't seem to sag at all, it shows it in the tires... I have no paper work for the boat or trailer regarding weight, im assuming a single axle with brakes is good for 3500#? I looked online and the boat supposedly weighs 2850# empty.. So the boat should be in the trailers weight capacity, why are the tires not taking the weight? They are Loadstar k550's in st205/75/d14 inflated to 50psi. Its due for new tires, I was considering switching to radials would this help?
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not ever Carlisle
my Tandem always looks under inflated as well and last time I needed tires they had no trailer tires (radial) so I went with a car tire and those have outlasted the stupid trailer specials by far

I actually own 5 trailers and the smaller PWC trailer tires are never an issue but the larger ones that I original ran 150$ each Carlisles on had the tread separate as it was sitting 4 months old it seems there is no real enforcement or safety guidelines for those (ST) tires like there is for passenger tires

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I went through this last year when I noticed my camper tires were shot. It ended up being between the Maxxis and the Goody Year Marathon.
I couldn't find a bad word about the Maxxis trailer tire but the Marathon had seemed to go down in quality over the last couple years.
I will say the Maxxis went for a lot of miles last year in the dead heat of summer and through some very high winds. They seemed to laugh off the heat and will reeley stand up in the wind. I was very pleased with the trailer handling a STIFF side wind.
So far I like them a lot.

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I've said this once and I'll say it again, buy your tires at Discount Tire and get the Certificate on them, as long as there is tread on the tire, they will replace the tire for the cost of the Certificate. I put a lot of $20 trailer tires on. I run Carlisle and had decent luck with them. Maintain your air pressure and keep your speed under 65 and you'll be fine. I had several tires that had over 60,000 miles on them and they were on my 3 axle 48ft trailer.
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I agree with you^^^^^ And I got mine @ discount tire as well. Great price, and showed up super fast!. Kinda pissed off my local tire guy when I showed up to have the installed but after I showed him the price he understood and told me he couldn't match it.

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I have a Weekend Warrior tri-axle tag. I replaced the original tires with Michelin XPS Rib tires. The lateral stability is far better than any "trailer" tire i've ever used.
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where applicable i've been running LT tires on my trailers.

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I switched from ST tires on my enclosed car hauler to BFG Commercial TA 10 ply tires. I had three blowouts with fairly new (less than 2000 miles) ST 10 ply rated tires with nowhere near max capacity (10K) between trailer and load. I've since put nearly 5000 miles on the BFG's without issue.

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Love my Bridge stone Duravis R250's on my toy hauler. A great money option if your looking at the Michelin ribs

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Maxxis I had them on my toy hauler. Never had any issues. I traveled about 3000 miles a year with it. I have smaller camper now but will be changing tires soon.
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