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Old 03-30-2013, 11:37 AM
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Trailer Tires

I have a question regarding trailer tires... My 7x16' landscape trailer is currently running st205/75D15 bias ply tires, and I have been getting less than a season of use before they are totally bald.

I need to replace them and would like to not have to buy another set in August. I was thinking of putting 225's on it so I can get load range D tires...

So I guess my question is, can I expect better or worse wear resistance with the wider tires? I know that the harder the rubber compound is, the less they will wear, Does anyone have a recommendation on a hard rubber trailer tire?

Also, would switching to a radial help my situation?

I'm asking here just because any time I go into a tire shop and start talking about trailer tires I get looked at like I have 6 heads, and just end up with the same crappy tires that I have to replace 4 months later.
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Old 03-30-2013, 12:08 PM
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You need to go to a commercial tire place not your local car tire shop. I got some a few years back from a commercial dealer and have 4 years on them. Also determine why they wearing out so quick. Is trailer level? Is axle square? I have seen lots of people complain about tires wearing out to fast only to find the actual trailer is at fault not the tires.
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Old 03-30-2013, 12:18 PM
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Tandem axel trailers will always grind the back tires off because of the way they turn. Just watch the back tires when you turn around in a cul de sac. I have tried all different kinds of tires and none last more than a season. I buy the cheapest ones I can get and fill them with slime and run em till the're bald.

I run michelin's on my truck and they last forever, I've tried them on the trailer and gone in no time.
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Old 03-30-2013, 02:41 PM
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" My 7x16' landscape trailer is currently running st205/75D15 bias ply tires, and I have been getting less than a season of use before they are totally bald."




Wow is all I can say. I'm slowly buying this specific tire for my trailers as needed. Nice tough tire.

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Old 03-30-2013, 03:47 PM
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I bought 4 of those used and they are pretty good.
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Old 03-30-2013, 06:25 PM
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Try radials instead of bias ply.
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Old 03-30-2013, 06:53 PM
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Radial D range. I get 2 years of running out of them.
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:07 PM
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Wow is all I can say. I'm slowly buying this specific tire for my trailers as needed. Nice tough tire.
You should never put an automotive tire on a tandem axle trailer. Trailer tires are designed to withstand twisting forces that auto tires are not designed for.
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You should never put an automotive tire on a tandem axle trailer. Trailer tires are designed to withstand twisting forces that auto tires are not designed for.
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:16 PM
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The tires that Carlisle puts out are trash less than one year..bias or radial......I got the best use out of some car tires . I am moving up to a 8Ply tire made by Hercules pn63959. These tires are handled by local mower shop and will run about $85. Gotta believe getting more plys will help.
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