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Old 08-01-2012, 09:58 AM   #1
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Trailer Tires

I will be a little while before I need new tires for my Rockwood 8306SS but, I like to research before I need anything when possible. My question is, what is the best trailer tire available? And what should I look for in a tire? I currently have the Carlisle's on it but I don't know how good they are and if anything better is out there. Thanks ahead for input.
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I have heard (only heard mind you), that the newer Carlisles are much better than the older ones. From what I can gather, about a year or two back, Carlisle changed their process and the quality of their tire is much better. I don't know if that's true or not. I had Carlisles on my first TT for 5 years, and traded it in with the originals (one went due to a nail). On my current trailer, my tires didn't last two years (less than 3,000 miles). I now have Maxxis. These have consistently gotten the good reviews (though they also have their horror stories). I have also heard good things about the Kumho and Goodyears. Keep doing your research and by the time you are ready, you should have a good idea on what you will want.
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opt for the 10 ply.
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In 15", and larger, you have several good options. If you have 14", like I do, than I found myself always coming back to the Kumho's in my research, so that's what I purchased. First long run on them will be this Friday. (220 miles to CG we will be staying at.)
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In 15", and larger, you have several good options. If you have 14", like I do, than I found myself always coming back to the Kumho's in my research, so that's what I purchased. First long run on them will be this Friday. (220 miles to CG we will be staying at.)
Did 3,300 miles on Kumho's in April. Awesome tire! Ran cool and stable.
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Running Kuhmo's also. Like them alot. Look into a TPMS system too. I only have one axle so I can see when a tire is going down and pull off the road early. Shows temps too.
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We changed out to Maxxis D-rated tires. We have the TPMS, and the pressures only go up about 5 psi on the road, and they run cool.
Our local tire shop sells lots of them, and gets very good feedback.
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We changed out to Maxxis D-rated tires. We have the TPMS, and the pressures only go up about 5 psi on the road, and they run cool.
Our local tire shop sells lots of them, and gets very good feedback.
Same here. Pressure went from 65 to never more than 71.
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Ran the Kumho's today for the first time. Trip was 220 miles, outside temp 85F+/-. Started at 65psi, quickly went up to 68-70 psi (within 20 minutes drive time), then steadily climbed to max at 72-73-psi. This was all at 65 mph on an Interstate. The last 25 miles was 45mph+/-, and by the time I pulled into the CG, the pressure was back down to 69-70 psi, and that was at a little before 1pm, so the highest sun of the day. Very pleased with my first run with them.

It was also my first run with the new sneakers on the pick-up. I was a little surprised that the Toyo's had a max pressure of 35 PSI for a little bit better load rating than the Bridgestone's that they replaced. The Bridgestone's ran at 45psi. But the Toyo's ran well, too, not rising over 40 psi the entire trip.

BTW - Before anyone asks.... Yes, the wife yelled at me SEVERAL times to pay attention to traffic, and stop playing with that tire "thingy" (the TPMS monitor).
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Ran the Kumho's today for the first time. Trip was 220 miles, outside temp 85F+/-. Started at 65psi, quickly went up to 68-70 psi (within 20 minutes drive time), then steadily climbed to max at 72-73-psi. This was all at 65 mph on an Interstate. The last 25 miles was 45mph+/-, and by the time I pulled into the CG, the pressure was back down to 69-70 psi, and that was at a little before 1pm, so the highest sun of the day. Very pleased with my first run with them.

It was also my first run with the new sneakers on the pick-up. I was a little surprised that the Toyo's had a max pressure of 35 PSI for a little bit better load rating than the Bridgestone's that they replaced. The Bridgestone's ran at 45psi. But the Toyo's ran well, too, not rising over 40 psi the entire trip.

BTW - Before anyone asks.... Yes, the wife yelled at me SEVERAL times to pay attention to traffic, and stop playing with that tire "thingy" (the TPMS monitor).
Yep- I've heard that too! But you knew EXACTLY what was going on!
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