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burnsyscapes
10-02-2011, 09:16 PM
okay, so ive been in business for 2 years now and with one trailer i think i have gone through 10+ tires on my trailer.

i have gone and just gotten tires from lowes.

just wondering if anyone else goes through alot of tires, and what rout they go when the have a flat or runs outof tread.

Thanks!

THEGOLDPRO
10-02-2011, 09:23 PM
What size trailer and tire??? I run these tires on my 18 foot big tex i can get a few years out of them. Fronts always wear out alittle faster because they drag while turning.
http://ssl.delti.com/cgi-bin/rshop.pl?dsco=135&Cookie=froogle&details=Ordern&typ=R-183916&ranzahl=4&nichtweiter=1

burnsyscapes
10-02-2011, 09:33 PM
6x16 ft open trailer
looking in too goodyear since uhaul uses those on their trailers, figured if they use them they got to work well

knox gsl
10-02-2011, 10:13 PM
6x16 ft open trailer
looking in too goodyear since uhaul uses those on their trailers, figured if they use them they got to work well

Good luck, I've tried a local tire dealer to find out that they aren't avalible to the general public, or so they say. They are also 14".

TNGrassCutter
10-02-2011, 10:27 PM
Get a trailer tire not a car tire, payed for more weight and will last longer and not sag when loaded. I use carlises, got them for $70 a piece, 225/ something R15.
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cvcook
10-02-2011, 10:35 PM
7.00/15 Bias ply, cheaper, tougher and much longer lasting. I quit buying car tires years ago!

TNGrassCutter
10-02-2011, 10:57 PM
Get a trailer tire not a car tire, payed for more weight and will last longer and not sag when loaded. I use carlises, got them for $70 a piece, 225/ something R15.
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Rated not payed.
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Sammy
10-03-2011, 01:30 AM
Going thru 10 tires in 2 years seems a bit much.
Are you over loaded all the time ?

heather lawn sp
10-03-2011, 02:44 AM
Get a trailer tire not a car tire, payed for more weight and will last longer and not sag when loaded. I use carlises, got them for $70 a piece, 225/ something R15.
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Good choice
Usually TR225/75 R15 'TR' indicating trailer tire

jetta
10-03-2011, 08:27 AM
ive used goodyear marathons for 4 yr, this yr we switched to northern tool tires on sale a lot and so far seem to be equal lot cheaper

heather lawn sp
10-03-2011, 08:57 AM
Good choice
Usually TR225/75 R15 'TR' indicating trailer tire

correction

designation is 'ST' not 'TR'

johnsonslawnmanagement
10-03-2011, 09:55 AM
You need to be getting the heavier ply tires. Car tires will not last
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burnsyscapes
10-03-2011, 01:40 PM
http://www.easternmarine.com/GOODYEAR-MARATHON-ST205/75R-15-RADIAL-Tire/Painted-Rim-LR-C/

only thing on it is a 60inch Zturn and 36inch walk behind, so not that much weight for a 7k lb trailer.

knox gsl
10-03-2011, 01:49 PM
Are the axles aligned peoperly? This could be the problem. Do you make alot of hard turns? What PSI in the tires? Are your wheel bearings tight and in good condition?
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nismothunder
10-03-2011, 05:42 PM
Having tires that are too small will also cause problems.

Bias-ply for trailer is the only tire too have, there sidewalls are like iron. But they do get flat spots over down time.

10 tires in 2 years is a lot. How do the tires wear/fail?

burnsyscapes
10-03-2011, 07:50 PM
wear on tread, some have just popped going down the road with no reason or cause why, and the axles look normal.

Ramairfreak98ss
10-04-2011, 11:50 AM
Going thru 10 tires in 2 years seems a bit much.
Are you over loaded all the time ?

stay away from anything made in CHINA ! lol, seriously!

Had bias plys on our 14k dump trailer not last a season we first bought it, inside seams blew apart, replaced two then rear two blew and didnt just tear, they blew up! Got Firestone trailer/truck tires for it, load range E i beleive.

Then our open 18' landscape trailer has junk china radials, would blow out one or get a flat every couple weeks and we only used it one or two days a week at most, got Goodyears for that.

"mission" 235/85/16s" came on our one 24' enclosed trailer, we never weighted it down a lot but dont drive a ton of highway, doing 70mph loaded with it after tires were half worn blew every one of them, had two replaced and a spare on 3rd then 4th blew and so replaced the other two the next day. Firestones on that too, they last long, wear better, better braking traction, stays in line with more stability etc.