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Old 08-30-2019, 09:41 AM   #1
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Need new tire replacement info

I am going to replace the tires on my 2018 Scamp13 asap and want to hear from those who have replaced their tires on their Scamp as well. Read too many stories about "China Bombs" that have me worried about any additional traveling with the existing Mastertrack tires on my Scamp.

So let me hear about the "Good Tires" I should be looking for and what to stay away from. Existing tires are ST175/80R13 "C" rating. I put 7,000 miles on these tires and lets say that I just got lucky and did not experience any failures with the single axle set up.


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Old 08-30-2019, 09:58 AM   #2
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There is no reason to trust those stories. All radial trailer tires sold in USA are good. Just keep them inflated to maximum pressure and replace after 5-6 years.
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Old 08-30-2019, 09:58 AM   #3
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Well you are not the first to ask that question...

My thoughts about cheap tires on a Scamp can be read here:

If you go to post # 72 in that thread you will see my tire choice.

My tire purchase was planned but executed just a little sooner than planned due to a blowout at 65 MPH.

I have not put many miles on them yet but I like them so far. I did not have any issues with clearance. I likely would have had to trim a wheel well edge (on the shell) on the starboard side if I had gone to 14 inch tires and wheels.

My second choice for tires is Maxxis, D rated.

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There is no reason to trust those stories. All radial trailer tires sold in USA are good. ...
Well there is "good", "better" and "best". My bad experiences with "good" ST tires has led me to buy better or best.
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Old 08-30-2019, 12:02 PM   #4
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Sorry Sergey,
But as Gordon says "there are good, better & best". When my life and the people around me depend on the rubber that meets the road, I want the best. Better to be safe than sorry. So far it looks like Carlisle may be my choice, unless there is something better.



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Old 08-30-2019, 12:16 PM   #5
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It really doesn't matter which tire you use. The more important thing is tire pressure. Keep the tires at side wall pressure (That's the maximum molded into the side walll)_ and keep your travel speed at 60 mph or below.
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Old 08-30-2019, 12:50 PM   #6
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China makes great products, good products and lousy products. So do most other countries. I wonder how many people bashing China tires are doing so on their Made in China computers? Buying tires solely on the lowest price is likely a mistake, regardless of country of origin. A lot more cars are sold in China every year than the USA, so its not suprising many tire manufacturers have built plants there.

In 2018, almost 24 million new cars were sold in China, versus about 5 million in the USA. Tire companies have to choose between missing out on a lot of sales, or building tire plants in China.

My Carlisle tires were made in China, so far, I've gotten very good service out of them. I put over 50,000 miles on the first set on my Escape, and replaced them early ahead of a trip to AK last year.

I'm old enough to remember the Firestone 500 tire fiasco, made in USA tires FWIW.
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Old 08-30-2019, 02:11 PM   #7
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China makes great products, good products and lousy products. So do most other countries. I wonder how many people bashing China tires are doing so on their Made in China computers? Buying tires solely on the lowest price is likely a mistake, regardless of country of origin. A lot more cars are sold in China every year than the USA, so its not suprising many tire manufacturers have built plants there.

In 2018, almost 24 million new cars were sold in China, versus about 5 million in the USA. Tire companies have to choose between missing out on a lot of sales, or building tire plants in China.

My Carlisle tires were made in China, so far, I've gotten very good service out of them. I put over 50,000 miles on the first set on my Escape, and replaced them early ahead of a trip to AK last year.

I'm old enough to remember the Firestone 500 tire fiasco, made in USA tires FWIW.
Bill,

Thanks for that. It's becoming very tiresome to hear folks declare that ANYTHING from China is junk. Just not true. US companies must have their products made there or face going out of business. Consumers want low prices. The products are accurately made as per the specs they receive from US companies. So why blame China?

Of course there are poorly built items. When the specs sent over there were based on price, more than quality. And, of course, there are high quality items, built from specs that were based on quality.

Low priced DOT approved tires are also made in Viet Nam. Where is the outrage about those?
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Low priced DOT approved tires are also made in Viet Nam. Where is the outrage about those?

In that case, it was US bombs.
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Old 08-30-2019, 09:34 PM   #9
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Here's your best choice for that application....





https://www.discounttire.com/buy-tir...adial-trail-hd
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I am going to replace the tires on my 2018 Scamp13 asap and want to hear from those who have replaced their tires on their Scamp as well. Read too many stories about "China Bombs" that have me worried about any additional traveling with the existing Mastertrack tires on my Scamp.

So let me hear about the "Good Tires" I should be looking for and what to stay away from. Existing tires are ST175/80R13 "C" rating. I put 7,000 miles on these tires and lets say that I just got lucky and did not experience any failures with the single axle set up.


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Hi: Lockman... Check out Goodyear Endurance trailer tires. Made in the USA!!!
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Old 08-31-2019, 03:21 AM   #11
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Escape uses Carlisle tires on their new trailers, and they seem to be excellent quality.

Goodyear Endurance also have excellent reputations, though I'm a bit warier of Goodyear after the terrible Marathon tires plus the G159 fiasco.
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Old 08-31-2019, 08:26 AM   #12
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I don't believe Goodyear makes a 13" Endurance tire. I had good luck with 3 sets of 15" Maxxis tires on my Escape 17...
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Old 08-31-2019, 09:02 AM   #13
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Correct. No 13” Goodyear Endurance. 14” is the smallest they make.

I currently have 13” Carlisles on my Scamp 13. Since then my dealer recently switched to Maxxis as their premium small ST tire. Not sure why.
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Old 08-31-2019, 11:45 AM   #14
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Which Tires to Purchase

Unlike car tires, our trailer tire are working at maximum load all the time. Tire pressure is critical, use the maximum tire pressure as printed on the side of the tire.

The other important topic concerning trailer tires is the date the tire was manufactured.

Example of a tire manufactured since 2000 with the current Tire Identification Number format:

In the example below:
DOT U2LL LMLR 5107
51
Manufactured during the 51st week of the year
07
Manufactured during 2007
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