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Old 05-18-2016, 08:39 PM   #1
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Trailer Tires

I don't need tires but I've hear about the "china bombs" that come on the trailers these days and upgrading the tires seems like cheap insurance.

2015 Wildcat Maxx 28RKX TT weighing about 8500 loaded.

What's your favorite brand?
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Old 05-18-2016, 08:42 PM   #2
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Some are good, some blow.

I just replaced mine with Sampson 14 ply. The " 10 ply" no name tires were as limp as a wet noodle.


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Old 05-18-2016, 08:53 PM   #3
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It would help us help you if you were to list the year, make and model of your rig. As far as china bombs go, spin the chamber on every trip, sooner or later you eat the bullet. I increased my chamber to a magizine when I bought my Maxxis M8008 ST Radial BS Trailer Tires. You get what you pay for.
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Old 05-18-2016, 09:20 PM   #4
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I think you need to look up the weight capability specs for the tires that you have then take your total trailer loaded weight and divide by the number of tires... like 8,500 divide by 4 tires = 2,125# load per tire. Give yourself maybe 20% margin and if the size and ply of the tire will handle 2,550# and the tires are new then go with it. If you have 2 or more years on the tires, then I would be replacing before a long trip.

To illustrate, I wrote this in a thread 9 months ago...
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Dry weight 3663 plus load up to 1053 total weight 4716# as spec'd on tag on trailer

CAT scale weight done with full camping load (no fresh water) and hooked to TV = 4300# so I figure I am well within the camper load specs.

Each tire is spec'd to handle 1760# X4 = 7,040# or about 2,000# MORE than my MAX trailer weight... so I figure I am good with stock load range C tires for MY trailer.
You might want to consider adding a TPMS system that might save you some tire headaches on a long trip.

I hope this makes sense to you.
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For that weight, I'd suggest Maxxis m8008 tires and a TPMS. If you can go up a load range from what you gave currently, that wouldn't hurt things.
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I swapped mine out with GY 614's and I am very happy with them so far.
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I don't need tires but I've hear about the "china bombs" that come on the trailers these days and upgrading the tires seems like cheap insurance.

2015 Wildcat Maxx 28RKX TT weighing about 8500 loaded.

What's your favorite brand?

Better insurance is having a TPMS.

ANY brand tire will fail if it is run low enough on air. You can also fail tires from cumulative damage of high speed, high heat or insufficient margin on load capacity.
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