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Old 05-01-2014, 12:56 PM
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Is this ok for my trailer??

well I can no longer say i've never gotten a flat tire on my trailer, went out this AM and one of my tires were flat. I had planned on 2 new tires since they were old anyways and the sidewalls looked cracked. didn't expect to have to get 1 so fast with mowing starting yesterday. So my only option this AM was to drop the rim off at Wally World for a new tire. the tire size was old school reading H78-15ST, I googled it quick before I left and it says that converts to a 225/75/15, does that sound right? also can I just put on car tires as long as the load range is the same? walmart does not have any trailer tires and im in a pinch, obviously this weekend when I get time I would need to take the other tire in so they match and ride the same. Thanks for any input
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Old 05-01-2014, 08:37 PM
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Trailer tires will last significantly longer. All the turning that a trailer tire does wear them out faster.
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:14 AM
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I run auto radial tires on all of my trailers they last me longer than the cheap Chinese trailer tires every where sells. Tandem axle trailers are hard on tires period on the rear axle.
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Old 05-03-2014, 07:57 PM
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I run Carlisle radial trailer tires on my big trailer and goodyear trailer radials on my smaller one.

I would think that passenger car tires would wear out quicker than trailer tires due to the compound. Pass car tires have to have a certain amount of traction, whereas you really don't need to worry about that with trailer tires. So trailer tires can be a much harder compound, coming out to longer life.
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Old 05-05-2014, 11:16 PM
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Your first problem is buying tires at Walmart. Please go to a true tire shop. And put trailer tires on a trailer. Not car tires.
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Old 05-05-2014, 11:43 PM
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Your first problem is buying tires at Walmart. Please go to a true tire shop. And put trailer tires on a trailer. Not car tires.
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You do know that walmart has LT tires and that is the majority of the size you will find to fit a trailer. LT tires can be used as trailer tires and P rated tires can be used as trailer tires too according to DOT you must deduct 1/10th of the rating of P rated tires when installed on a trailer. Pretty much any tire at walmart will be rated higher than any 3000lbs trailer @ 50% being 1500lbs per tire.
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Old 05-06-2014, 08:39 AM
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went to wally world once myself was in a pinch flat tire on a sunday evening on the way to a job. took the tire and rim to wally world told them what i needed of course they didnt have it but did have a car tire in that size they made me sign a waiver that i was putting car tire on a trailer
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Old 05-06-2014, 08:44 AM
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I would defiantly get trailer tires, like others have said, dual axle trailers get a lot of tire wear. We have a triaxle trailer where I work full time and the back tires on that get destroyed with all the turning, the other 4 look practically new still and the back two the cords were showing through.
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