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Old 12-13-2014, 01:51 PM   #1
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What are good replacement tires for the scamp 13?

What a a good reliable replacement tires for 13 foot scamp. Heard horror stories of blow outs and want to replace my 10 year old ones on mine.


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Old 12-13-2014, 02:09 PM   #2
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Our local tire dealer has never had one of this brand ever come back like some others.
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Old 12-13-2014, 02:24 PM   #3
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We've used Goodyear Marathons on our trailers for 7 years, travel almost 8 months a year, are on our third set and have never had a trailer tire failure. We do run them at maximum inflation.
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Old 12-13-2014, 02:55 PM   #4
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You'll get a lot of anecdotal advice here so take it for what it's worth because for everyone who has a great experience with a certain tire, someone has had a bad one.

That being said, when I did my research I settled on Maxxis M8008 ST tires for my Bigfoot. I've done three runs now between Alaska and Southern California plus a bunch of smaller trips in between with no failures, no issues, and they still look like new. And as Norm mentioned, I run then at the maximum recommended pressure as well. More here:

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Old 12-13-2014, 03:15 PM   #5
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I also run Maxxis tires (ST205/75R-15/D at 50PSI, my rim pressure limit according to Escape). I wore out a pair of Marathons at 25,000 miles, and will be replacing the current Maxxis tires at 56,000 miles (total).
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Old 12-13-2014, 03:19 PM   #6
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Keep in mind that your 10 y.o. tires are an accident waiting to happen. They are at least 3-4 years overdue, no matter what they look like.


I would suggest finding what is offered and Goggling them for possible problems. As an example, there were certain sizes of Marathon trailer tires with a high failure rate, but others without problems. Chinese tires can be a crap shoot, there are good ones, and others that aren't so good and, by recent news reports, some that are actually counterfeited in China are out there.


But above all, don't leave home without new tires.....
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Old 12-13-2014, 05:21 PM   #7
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I probably should have said that we have not worn out a set of Marathons but just replace them every 3 years regardless of the mileage. I would estimate that typically they have at least 30,000 miles on them when replaced.

No scientific evidence but I think used tires do better than sitting tires.
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Old 12-13-2014, 06:04 PM   #8
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I have a 13 ft Boler, we travel reasonably loaded.
I run a 14x6 rim with 185-60 automotive tires.
Inflation at 26-28 psi cold.
Put them on the Boler in 2009. They had sat in our basement for several years after being on a car for about a 1000 miles.
They have been across Canada and back. Three roundtrips to southern California from BC Canada plus or summer camping. Just checked them as we are planning to return to SoCal they look great and I have no worries about them.
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Old 12-13-2014, 06:06 PM   #9
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You might want to check the age dates on those tires. Tires age even when unused, in fact even when stored before being sold. That's a long trip to take if they are over 6 years old.
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Princess Auto sells good tires & tire/wheel combos for trailers. Some car tires are not well suited for trailer use.
ST205/75 D14 Trailer Tire Assembly | Princess Auto
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Old 12-13-2014, 07:45 PM   #11
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Here's my first choice...

Tire Details - Discount Tire
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Tire Details - Discount Tire

That is definitely a better deal than what Princess Auto has!
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That is definitely a better deal than what Princess Auto has!
It's the best tire for the job that I have found, as for price... That's here in the states, I don't know what it would be in Canada
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Princess Auto sells good tires & tire/wheel combos for trailers. Some car tires are not well suited for trailer use.
ST205/75 D14 Trailer Tire Assembly | Princess Auto
For those in the West (mostly CA) Discount Tire is also known as America's Tire and are the very best for price and customer service. They will also price match on-line prices if you bring in a print out.
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