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tfconlon

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Tires
« on: August 10, 2017, 07:31:08 AM »
I don't do a lot of miles per year, I pull my trailer between 200 to 600 miles each year.

I need to replace  my tires, I am on the fence with going with the Maxxis brand, or a good quality less expensive tire. Can anybody out there recommend a good tire?
Tom C
2011 GMC 2500HD
2008 KZ Sportsmen
DownEast Maine

Gods Country

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Re: Tires
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2017, 07:53:01 AM »
Your tires will dry rot before you wear them out.  Personally, I would purchase an affordable tire and forget about it.

dhuey

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Re: Tires
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2017, 08:54:50 AM »
Spend the money and get good tires.  I travel 2500 +/- miles a year. I blew the 2 Power... something stock tires on my 2012 cougar 5th  wheel in 2014. $1800 in damages. Roadside said they were junk. Sold me Turnpike tires. Said these were a good tire. Decided when they were 5 years old, get new ones. Blew a tire this past Saturday on the opposite side damaging the second tire and the trailer. Again roadside said Turnpikes were junk. Both tire brands are junk, cheap. I rotate the tires every year and check the air pressure a lot. Getting Goodyear when I get home. Need to check that they are not made in chima There's not much info online to guide you on tires. Dont buy tires made in China is about all the information I saw. You get what you pay for. Hope this helps.

Gods Country

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Re: Tires
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2017, 08:57:47 AM »
The OP drivers a few hundred miles a year.
There are just as many people that have horror stories regarding GY tires.

Gary RV_Wizard

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Re: Tires
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2017, 08:58:25 AM »
With that low usage, I would buy inexpensive tires and plan on replacing them in 5 years. They will probably still look like new then, but the risk of internal failure gets greater each year that they just sit around.   Tires actually last longer in regular use.
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FastEagle

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Re: Tires
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2017, 10:42:52 AM »
Tires that are sparsely used  degrade faster than those that are used more often. A high percentage of RV trailers come with tires that have the minimal requirement for the load they may be asked to carry. Some times with a sparsely used RV trailer it becomes a storage area for things the owner wants to keep protected from the elements. That extra weight could cause the tire to be overloaded while in storage which shortens its life expectancy tremendously. The effect is compounded by lack of proper inflation pressures. Itís not going to make a difference what brand it is or how much it costs. Itís just a fact about whatís going to happen. 
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longhaul

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Re: Tires
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2017, 08:22:18 PM »
Trailers come with tire sizes fro 13" on a 5k trailer on up to a 16"/17.5" G or H tire at 4400-6008 lb capacity.
 What size and load range are your OEM trailer tires ??

dhuey

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Re: Tires
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2017, 01:15:51 PM »
I'm running ST235 16 R 80. Saw the replies and appreciate it but 6-8 trips a year for 3000 miles was a lot of trips. I'm going to have my axles checked for alignment and should weigh the trailer.

tfconlon

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Re: Tires
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2017, 09:59:49 PM »
Thanks everybody for your replies.
Tom C
2011 GMC 2500HD
2008 KZ Sportsmen
DownEast Maine

 

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