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Old 07-16-2016, 12:46 PM   #1
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I have a new Flagstaff 8528rkws. I bought it and towed in 40 miles home, parked on grass for the next two weeks and just sitting there parked and tire exploded. Where is a good place ( nationally) to buy trailer tires and what are some good brands and what am I looking for?
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Old 07-16-2016, 12:53 PM   #2
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Lucky it went while it was sitting. I have heard good things about the Maxxis which I think I will go to when I need to replace my current tires.
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Old 07-16-2016, 12:55 PM   #3
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I just got 4 Maxxis tires early this year to replace the crap Chinese tires it came with. Very happy with them.
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Old 07-16-2016, 01:39 PM   #4
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I have a new Flagstaff 8528rkws. I bought it and towed in 40 miles home, parked on grass for the next two weeks and just sitting there parked and tire exploded. Where is a good place ( nationally) to buy trailer tires and what are some good brands and what am I looking for?

What do you mean exploded ? any pics ? not many tires out there not made in china . i use Hercules brand e load rated . about 8000 miles no issues . looked at the goodyear marathon but there china tires too .The Hercules are great IMO but next time it will be LT tires most likely Hercules also in a ten ply e rated
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Old 07-16-2016, 02:42 PM   #5
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Whatever brand of tire you buy, first buy a TPMS that you trust, it won't help you sitting in your yard but it's piece of mind driving down the road. I use TST 507 but there are others, just get the TIRE Pressure Monitoring System. You won't regret it


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Whatever brand of tire you buy, first buy a TPMS that you trust, it won't help you sitting in your yard but it's piece of mind driving down the road. I use TST 507 but there are others, just get the TIRE Pressure Monitoring System. You won't regret it
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I replaced the Constancy 188's (cheapest tires made anywhere) that came on my Silverback after less than a couple thousand miles with a set of Maxxis 8008's. Size is 235/80R16. Sold them on craigslist for $200. At same time I installed a TST507-6. I monitor the trailer tires and truck rear tires. The temperature monitoring system is not worth looking at. Monitor the pressures, and look for any pressure thats not within the range. Also, the TST 507 allows you to set pressure alarms. My tires run 80 psi and I set the alarm at 76 on the low side, and 96 on the high.
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Old 07-16-2016, 07:28 PM   #7
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Bought four of these in Flagstaff, AZ. last month.

http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/tir...DBINT&pc=26157

Just towed from there to home so they do not have enough miles on them to matter.

Got three seasons and 10,000 miles more or less from the factory Akuret tires which had a D rating.
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I replaced my China Bomb's with MAXXIS 808 tires and have taken several long trips. Very happy with the MAXXIS tires, would buy them again in a heartbeat!
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I replaced the Constancy 188's (cheapest tires made anywhere) that came on my Silverback after less than a couple thousand miles with a set of Maxxis 8008's. Size is 235/80R16. Sold them on craigslist for $200. At same time I installed a TST507-6. I monitor the trailer tires and truck rear tires. The temperature monitoring system is not worth looking at. Monitor the pressures, and look for any pressure thats not within the range. Also, the TST 507 allows you to set pressure alarms. My tires run 80 psi and I set the alarm at 76 on the low side, and 96 on the high.
The nice thing about the TPMS I use is that you not only see pressure but temp also. If you have a tire rising in temp much higher then the others it could be an indication of a bearing going bad or brake dragging on that wheel. Regardless of the type of system, it will pay for the system first time a tire goes low and you get stopped before loosing the tire or side of your wheel well.
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I went with these tires

https://www.treaddepot.com/#!product...ent/1942002253

Have around 1500 miles on them and bought last season. Still look brand new.
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