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Old 01-06-2015, 12:06 PM   #43
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I carry two spares at all times. I've never needed it for the camper, but the car trailer likes to eat tires.

I don't believe in push in plugs. The only proper fix is a rubber plug/patch combo. As such, I see no reason to carry an air source.


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Old 01-06-2015, 12:33 PM   #44
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Denny maybe just get a spare donut tire from a junk yard that way alot smaller for storage Not good idea mixing tire types I know most new small cars dont have spares anymore We have a radial spare but I might take my own advice and put a donut tire for spare easier for storage
When I did the axle last year on my Scamp and went from 4 to 5 lugs I had to get three new rims/tires. Light bulb went off and I went through my stash o' crap and found a donut spare that came from who-knows-where but ended up in one of my sheds and it fit! It looks swell under the Scamp cover on the back of the trailer so I only had to buy two brand new tires and rims.
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Old 01-06-2015, 12:39 PM   #45
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While we're on the subject, can anyone give me the brand name of a good 13" trailer tire for my 1978 Trillium that would readily be available in southern California? I had to have passenger tires put on her to get her home when I bought her, because Big Brand Tires told me there is no such thing as a 13" trailer tire. I know this is not true!! If I get a couple of brand names from you good folks, I'll start calling around. The consensus is about 50-50 regarding use of passenger tires vs. trailer tires on a trailer as light as the Trillium, but somehow I think I'll feel safer with trailer tires!
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Old 01-06-2015, 02:42 PM   #46
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I use Hercules trailer tires.
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Old 01-06-2015, 03:19 PM   #47
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My Trillium came with Carlisle Radial Trail. When they wore out I replaced them with the same.


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Perhaps Big Brand Tires will mount them for you. Raz
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Old 01-06-2015, 03:40 PM   #48
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Good grief, not this again...trailer tires are not rated FOR 65 mph, they're rated AT 65 mph, big difference. Contact the manufacturer to see what speed they're rated FOR. Almost all are rated for at least 75, many to 85, following proper guidelines.


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I personally do NOT care if my trailer tires are rated for/ at 65 mph or 165 mph
I have no intentions of driving while towing at any speed much above 60 mph
I am old ,retired and in no hurry to get anywhere.
I am a curmudgeon and enjoying every minute of it!
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Old 01-06-2015, 04:01 PM   #49
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I personally do NOT care if my trailer tires are rated for/ at 65 mph or 165 mph

I have no intentions of driving while towing at any speed much above 60 mph

I am old ,retired and in no hurry to get anywhere.

I am a curmudgeon and enjoying every minute of it!

I have no issue with that, drive whatever speed you're comfortable with, that's your right.

I'm tired of the people that keep acting like trailer tires automatically blow up at 66mph, causing you to kill a bus load of nuns, after it's been repeatedly proven incorrect info.

Trailer tire max speed.

My current tires are Hercules, it'll be them or maxxis next time. I was going to get maxxis this time, but couldn't get them before a trip.

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I have no issue with that, drive what you're comfortable with.

I'm tired of the people that keep acting like trailer tires automatically blow up at 66mph, causing you to kill a bus load of nuns, after it's been repeatedly proven incorrect info.

Trailer tire max speed.


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I am tired of individuals who drive at speeds over the posted speed limit ,weaving through traffic and taking out their aggressions, on people who choose to follow the law. I often receive the one finger salute when driving at the posted speed limit in the right lane. Luckily I am not sensitive to their childish displays of immaturity. Neither one of us is going change human behaviour
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Old 01-06-2015, 06:42 PM   #51
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While we're on the subject, can anyone give me the brand name of a good 13" trailer tire for my 1978 Trillium that would readily be available in southern California? I had to have passenger tires put on her to get her home when I bought her, because Big Brand Tires told me there is no such thing as a 13" trailer tire. I know this is not true!! If I get a couple of brand names from you good folks, I'll start calling around. The consensus is about 50-50 regarding use of passenger tires vs. trailer tires on a trailer as light as the Trillium, but somehow I think I'll feel safer with trailer tires!
Goodyear "Marathon" is another one.
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Old 01-06-2015, 06:49 PM   #52
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I have no issue with that, drive whatever speed you're comfortable with, that's your right.

I'm tired of the people that keep acting like trailer tires automatically blow up at 66mph, causing you to kill a bus load of nuns, after it's been repeatedly proven incorrect info.

Trailer tire max speed.

My current tires are Hercules, it'll be them or maxxis next time. I was going to get maxxis this time, but couldn't get them before a trip.

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Jared, I have followed extensive discussions on rv.net and the consensus there was that Maxxis and Goodyear's Marathon are the only ST (trailer) tires anyone was aware of which allowed for safe travel at up to 75 mph, and those only with increased inflation pressure (beyond the max stated on sidewall). If you have knowledge of additional brands with stated ability to safely exceed 65 mph, I'd love to know about them.
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Old 01-06-2015, 06:50 PM   #53
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I have no issue with that, drive whatever speed you're comfortable with, that's your right.

I'm tired of the people that keep acting like trailer tires automatically blow up at 66mph, causing you to kill a bus load of nuns, after it's been repeatedly proven incorrect info.

Trailer tire max speed.

My current tires are Hercules, it'll be them or maxxis next time. I was going to get maxxis this time, but couldn't get them before a trip.

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Jared, I have followed extensive discussions on rv.net and the consensus there was that Maxxis and Goodyear's Marathon are the only ST (trailer) tires anyone was aware of which allowed for safe travel at higher speeds, and those only with increased inflation pressure (beyond the max stated on sidewall). If you have knowledge of additional brands with stated ability to safely exceed 65 mph, I'd love to know about them.
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Old 01-06-2015, 07:29 PM   #54
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I'd like to know what brands are rated for 70-80 mph as well. I'm not retired and am always in a hurry I'll replace what's on my ParkLiner with the better tire if mine aren't up to the task.
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Old 01-06-2015, 07:56 PM   #55
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I carry two spares at all times. I've never needed it for the camper, but the car trailer likes to eat tires.

I don't believe in push in plugs. The only proper fix is a rubber plug/patch combo. As such, I see no reason to carry an air source.


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. I used good plugs in fleet service for decades, with nothing but excellent results.
I carry a plug kit and a small compressor and I even carry a can of fix-a-flat, both of which I have used it to help others stuck in traffic on occasion.
Heck, if you are planning to throw your tires away every 36 months anyway...???
We have only had one flat in the last thirty years... that was on our TV last year and it was a road hazard on a dark and rainy night in an Alabama construction zone! The spare was required and I must say that I was glad it was on the side away from traffic!
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Old 01-06-2015, 08:04 PM   #56
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I'd like to know what brands are rated for 70-80 mph as well. I'm not retired and am always in a hurry I'll replace what's on my ParkLiner with the better tire if mine aren't up to the task.
My KDWs were rated for 145MPH, other factors pretty much kept me from driving anywhere near that speed ...(At least most of the time!)
There are plenty of reasons other than tires to keep your speed sanity when towing!
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