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Old 06-08-2015, 03:33 PM   #15
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I am running Goodyear V rated tires on our car for the last 5 years and they have been fine but realized the Marathon ST's are the cheapest grade of tire Goodyear makes.
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Old 06-08-2015, 04:03 PM   #16
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Anyone heard Commodore tires? the link indicates they are related to BFG some way but it's not on the tires.
I got size 205/75R15 D rated 8 ply.
BF Goodrich COM25, Commodore ST Radial Trailer Tires | BF Goodrich

On the Discount tire site they say to always inflate to sidewall max and the tires should exceed trailer weight by 20%.
they also say that in 3 years approximately one third of the tire's strength is gone.
http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/inf...erTireFacts.do
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Old 06-08-2015, 06:31 PM   #17
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Been there and done that! Nothing but made in China tires available!

The Hercules web site tells me that there is no dealer in this area. I am probably going to have to buy on line.
My 16 ft Scamp has Goodyear Marathon Trailer tires, which I bought to replace the original factory tires. The first ones ran well over 10 years.
these are one size wider than the old ones, and have a little more load capacity. Can't go wrong w/ GY..../wc
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Old 06-08-2015, 06:56 PM   #18
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When I had to replace the old AL-KO axle I bought new 10" brakes and the hubs dictated 5 lugs instead of the original 4. Since I needed wheels anyway I checked load ratings and decided that the 13" were a little marginal so 14" it was.
Of course that meant changing wheel wells .....
Anyway I have a set of (cheap) wheels and tires bought at Pep Boys (3). I hole the larger size and higher ratings and slower turning will help overcome the Chinesium in the tires.
I was also concerned about the ability to get replacements easily on the road. I think that the 205/75-14s will be easier to find.
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Old 06-14-2015, 12:57 PM   #19
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...trailer tires...What brand is Scamp putting on new trailers? What is Casita, Oliver using? Escape just switched to Carlisle from Marathon because the Goodyear tires jumped a significant amount in price.
Oliver is now using Nitrogen filled Michelin LTX® M/S2 Tires on all their trailers. For my build, I opted for Michelin XPS Rib Tires LT225/75R16/E.
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Old 06-14-2015, 02:28 PM   #20
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Oliver is now using Nitrogen filled Michelin LTX® M/S2 Tires on all their trailers. For my build, I opted for Michelin XPS Rib Tires LT225/75R16/E.
The Michelin LT tires are getting excellent reviews on other forums as well. To bad they didn't make that quality of tire for the smaller glass egg trailers.
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