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desertcamper05
post Jul 22 2013, 12:24 AM
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I have a 26' toy hauler. I am so tired of replacing tires every 2 years. I keep them covered and always at the max pressure. My rig has 15" rims and I buy tires that are load range E which is more than my rig requires. Every chinese import I have used from no-names to Good Year Marathons form a bubble and seperate the tread. I have heard people using LT tires instead of ST, but I cannot find them in a 15" size. I would have to by all new 16" rims and invert the axles which I do not want to do. Does anybody have a trailer tire that they have had good luck with? I am aware of the speed ratings of ST tires and tow below 65 mph. Any sugestion would be greatly appreciated since I am now shopping for another set.
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post Jul 29 2013, 09:21 AM
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QUOTE(desertcamper05 @ Jul 21 2013, 11:24 PM) *

I have a 26' toy hauler. I am so tired of replacing tires every 2 years. I keep them covered and always at the max pressure. My rig has 15" rims and I buy tires that are load range E which is more than my rig requires. Every chinese import I have used from no-names to Good Year Marathons form a bubble and seperate the tread. I have heard people using LT tires instead of ST, but I cannot find them in a 15" size. I would have to by all new 16" rims and invert the axles which I do not want to do. Does anybody have a trailer tire that they have had good luck with? I am aware of the speed ratings of ST tires and tow below 65 mph. Any sugestion would be greatly appreciated since I am now shopping for another set.



This is my opinion and only my opinion but here it is. I buy the cheapest tire I can get as they are ALL made in China and not of any decent quality and take my chances. Like you I run one load range above what came on the trailer and hope for the best. Thing is trailer tires are designed to slide on the road when cornering and LT tires are meant to grip the road so if you have two or more axles the tires need to slide. I just replaced a tire bought in Nov 2011 that went with a side wall failure.


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post Jul 29 2013, 10:50 PM
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Well, my trailer gets about 2000 miles or less a year. I would like to think that it could be an axle problem but I have the same problem with my boat trailer as well. I think it is just cheap garbage coming from China. I did find a trailer tire made by Cooper on line that has an S (117 mph) speed rating so I might try those. Both of my trailers experience the same tread seperation failure. An interesting note, a few years ago when I had Goodyear Marathons, 3 in the same trip failed and the tire dealer told me that Goodyear was having quality issues with their manufacturing in China. It seams that they left out the gum layer inbetween the tread and tire casing. Could that be whats happening here?????
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post Jul 30 2013, 07:51 AM
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QUOTE(desertcamper05 @ Jul 29 2013, 09:50 PM) *

Well, my trailer gets about 2000 miles or less a year. I would like to think that it could be an axle problem but I have the same problem with my boat trailer as well. I think it is just cheap garbage coming from China. I did find a trailer tire made by Cooper on line that has an S (117 mph) speed rating so I might try those. Both of my trailers experience the same tread seperation failure. An interesting note, a few years ago when I had Goodyear Marathons, 3 in the same trip failed and the tire dealer told me that Goodyear was having quality issues with their manufacturing in China. It seams that they left out the gum layer inbetween the tread and tire casing. Could that be whats happening here?????


I would love to use Cooper tires on my 5er but I wasn't aware Cooper made trailer tires. With a speed rating it is probably a passenger car tire.I just looked onm the Cooper site and didn't see a listing for trailer tires.


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QUOTE(nedmtnman @ Jul 30 2013, 06:51 AM) *

I would love to use Cooper tires on my 5er but I wasn't aware Cooper made trailer tires. With a speed rating it is probably a passenger car tire.I just looked onm the Cooper site and didn't see a listing for trailer tires.


I found them on www.afordabletireca.com, but when I called them, they told me they could not get them anymore but had an ST radial from Hercules that was pretty good. Had them order for me and we'll see how those work out. - Steve
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