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Trailer Tires

Discussion in 'Towing' started by Supra TT, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. Jan 11, 2013 at 1:30 PM
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    Supra TT

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    Anyone have any recommendations for trailer tires? Just the standard trailer tire for a 16' car hauler flatbed... I had an incident a couple months back and my trailer needs new tires...with rims. But really have no knowledge of trailer tires. Any ideas?
     
  2. Jan 11, 2013 at 3:35 PM
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    I have done all the hi-pro mods for a life time, since I got this truck at a great price, I will be happy with showroom new.
    Well I do know I good company to check out to get tires. years ago, my uncle built tag-a-long trailers for backhoes, and one of the companies he bought from was redneck trailer supplies, they are big, and have a branch in Normal Il, good people, good prices and quality, and have a good online catalog.
     
  3. Jan 11, 2013 at 4:13 PM
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    I just replaced the tires on my boat trailer. I went with the Goodyear Marathon. I paid extra for the Goodyear tires (assuming they were made in the US) and when I got home, I noticed they were made in China. Not to say that all tires made in China are poor quality, but there have been many issues with them.
     
  4. Jan 11, 2013 at 5:18 PM
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    Hi,If you plan to off roading ,like fishing or hunting trails, find trailer with 6 ply side walls. Won't slash on sharp rocks and branches as easilly. I also balance my trailer tires ,less vibration on lugs(and torque them) Learn't the hard way..
     
  5. Jan 11, 2013 at 6:11 PM
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    yeah, over the last years he as in business, he was using Redneck's "house brand" tires, with no trouble. one thing that's funny I saw from the 1980's goodyear making tires here, then in the 90's Mexico, and to Indonesia, glad i missed the move to china, but regardless, the price of the tires NEVER went down, they always had their twice a year price increase.

    but whatever you get try to get radials, and stay away from bias- ply tires, radials will last longer and are more forgiving and you have to keep a higher air pressure in bias-ply and if one gets a leak or flat and you dont catch it in time they get hot, fast, and will fly apart on you.
     
  6. Jan 12, 2013 at 6:06 AM
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    I have the check them out, thanks.

    Where did you purchase them from?

    They really won't see offroad persay.. But I do drive into gravel/mud and grassy areas.. It's my trailer that carries my rock crawler :eek:

    Thanks!
     
  7. Jan 12, 2013 at 6:19 AM
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    I did some shopping around and found the best deal for purchase+install at the local John Deere Dealer. I found them the first time because of a blow out on the road; but after looking around they had the best rates. Their tires are farm equipment rated so I know my 4Runner is fine on the trailer.
     
  8. Jan 12, 2013 at 6:27 AM
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    +1 Great service!
     
  9. Jan 12, 2013 at 6:34 AM
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    Where did you purchase them from?



    They really won't see offroad persay.. But I do drive into gravel/mud and grassy areas.. It's my trailer that carries my rock crawler :eek:



    Thanks![/QUOTE]

    I purchased them locally from Best One Tire.
     
  10. Jan 12, 2013 at 6:49 AM
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    Nice link; just more stuff to make my Taco tow better.
     
  11. Jan 12, 2013 at 6:49 AM
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  12. Jan 12, 2013 at 7:41 PM
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    Don't use car tires on a trailer. I've used Goodyear Marathons for 20 years with very good results. Check locally for a Wingfoot dealer, I've found them to have the best price installed. Check the Goodyear website for valuable info. They actually recommend running 10psi MORE than the sidewall says to run. This does keep the tire much cooler. Most folks that have issues with Marathons are running sidewall pressure, or worse, even lower pressue. I tow several thousand miles per year with the tire loading at or near maximum recommended and I always run the extra 10psi. Zero tire failures since I began doing this.
     
  13. Jan 12, 2013 at 7:44 PM
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    Interesting about the 10 psi over.
     
  14. Jan 12, 2013 at 7:49 PM
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    Jetzon towmax... Only ones I'll run they have never let me down.
     
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