I am about to buy 2 new tires
for my 16' Scamp
. I've read the posts on this forum which are always informative and interesting. Following is a log of my thought process, for what is worth.
I cannot figure out why the smaller width tire is more expensive:
Carlisle Radial Trail Tire - 185/80R13 0R C1. $47 plus Prime discount @ Amazon
Carlisle Radial Trail RH Trailer Tire - ST175/80R13 6ply $61 to $75 3rd party thru Amazon. (never found an answer to that question)
Am I missing something important? The lower cost one does not have a prefix. That seems to mean it's a European metric. From what I've read it makes no difference and will work on the Scamp
Also note that my 2013 Scamp
has "made in China. MR01" stamped on the sidewall. I think this means made in March 2001. Rather old for a new 2013 Scamp!
One tire picked up a screw in UP Michigan this past weekend. Spare works fine, but the dangers posted on this site and the age of tire tell me to buy 2 new tires
. I have about 20,000 miles on the tires
. Agreed? Buy new?
The more I research trailer tires the more unclear I am about which are the best, if any. Having checked with a couple of my local shops, I've decided to buy the Carlisle 185/80R13 from my one of them for just a few dollars more than Amazon. He also uses the lug balancing technique.