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Old 03-04-2016, 01:22 AM   #11
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At the camper show, almost every trailer had Westlakes on them.
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Old 03-04-2016, 05:47 AM   #12
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As stated above I will agree X2 a lot of problems come from poor tire pressure set where it should be or exceeding the speed and weight limits.
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Old 03-04-2016, 06:37 AM   #13
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My opinion... FWIW

Westlakes are okay, I prefer Maxxis. There aren't very many if any ST tires still made in the US. Even the much vaunted Goodyear Marthons.

Most manufacturers use the cheapest, lowest rated tire they can purchase in bulk. Do your math. Tires lose carrying capacity as they age. I would not run a TT tire more than 3-5 years regardless of tread condition. If they are close to the load limit (75%-80%) I would err on the side of caution and replace every 3 years. If they are less than that your call. FWIW your trailer can be heavier on one side than the other and can cause the tire(s) on that side to be over loaded. I found this out the hard way with my 2000 Coleman Niagara popup. Individual wheel scales aren't easy to find. I use my cousin's race car scales.

Check the air pressure before and during every trip. A TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) is a good form of insurance.

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Old 03-04-2016, 06:56 AM   #14
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Most manufacturers use the cheapest, lowest rated tire they can purchase in bulk.
This right here tells you all you need to know about them.
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Old 03-04-2016, 08:59 AM   #15
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Thanks elind, mine are C rated (50 pis) but smaller unit. So far so good.
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Old 03-04-2016, 10:02 AM   #16
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We have Westlakes on our 2013 no issues. Had the trailer since 2012. Our son had Westlakes on a Mustang he had no issues. Personally I like them. Would use them on another one of my trailers if I can find who around here sells them.

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Old 03-04-2016, 10:32 AM   #17
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I have Westlake D rated on my Hyperlite toy hauler. I know you can't tell much by looks, but they don't look cheap like some do. I don't have a reason to swap these made in the orient tires for another brand; also made in the orient. When I do need new tires I will up the rating and go probably with Maxxis; or might go to LTs on 16" wheels.
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This right here tells you all you need to know about them.
I said MOST, Westlake is a lower priced tire, however they seem to do okay IF they are sized properly.

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Old 03-04-2016, 12:58 PM   #19
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Slightly off topic, but what is the recommended tire rotation on a TT?

1 - Same side, rotate front to rear

2 - Flip left to right, and also front to rear

What about including the spare in the rotation if same/age/make/style as rolling tires?
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As stated earlier watch for stones going through the tread of "C" rated Westlake tires. This happened on our trailer. A very small stone ruptured the tread. I now have Carlisle "E" rated tires.
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