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Old 08-01-2012, 01:24 PM
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Odd trailer tire wear + what tires are working best for you?

Our 6X12 open trailer wears the tires out fast. Trailer is level and load distributed evenly. Has load range C tires on it and we are never over 3000 pounds so the C rated tires rated at 1800 each "should" be sufficient. Tire pressure I run slightly over inflated at 40psi. BUT the outside edge and inside edge wears out very quickly on both tires? I get about a year out of a set before the cords start showing along the edges. This leads to me think they are under inflated but clearly they are not.

Do you guys think a D rated tire would have a better contact patch and hold up better? Which tires have you had good luck with?
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Old 08-01-2012, 03:08 PM
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check bearings jack it up I would be willing to bet there is a bunch of side to side play. higher tire rating always last longer.
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:46 PM
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Yea,,ck those hubs, bearings. Look at the axle as well...make sure its not bent. What kinda tires are they? Brand?
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:06 PM
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If I'm understanding correctly the inside & outside edge on both tires are wearing, NOT inside edge on 1 tire & outside edge on the other tire. Both edges worn on 1 tire if i remember correctly sounds like under inflation & wear in center is over inflation. Double check recomended PSI on tire. If you always use same tire gauge, try another incase gauge isn't reading accurate.
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:10 AM
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Radial tires do not wear like biase ply. Run them at the pressure that is rated on the tire.
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:04 AM
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I ditched my bias ply range C tires after only 4 months of use. Went to Carlisle radials load range D, just last week. I had better get at least a couple years out of these. Those bias-ply tires were absolute Chinese crap.
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Old 08-07-2012, 10:52 PM
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I have a 6x12 that did that, i quit buying trailer tires and got a set of radial light truck tires. They are working out great
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:12 AM
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i just got a used 5x10 trailer with bias ply tires. worn on the inside and outside.

when i checked the air pressure they were at 15-20 PSI....

needless to say it needs tires. i am gonna go radial too...

(so after checking the trailer tires i decided to check the ZTR that came with it... back tires are supposed to be 15-18 PSI, mine were about 10... front tires supposed to be 20-25 PSI, they were also around 10. the guy that owned this stuff either never checked or keep them low on purpose)
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:31 AM
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My stock bias ply tires on my 6x12 also wore out quick. I replaced them with radials and the ride is much better, but time will tell if they wear as well.
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:06 AM
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They are wearing normal. On a dual axle trailer you are going to wear them like because of turning. Rotate them once a month and don't make so many sharp turns. Look at your tires in your mirror when you make a turn, you will see the rubber twist in and out.

I also keep my mower tries at 10psi for my big ones. Smooths the ride out on rought yards.
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