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Old 07-11-2016, 10:19 PM   #11
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The two worst things for tires are low air pressure and UV Rays. Protect your RV from the sun when it's in storage and run the recommended sidewall pressure when towing. Eventually you will find a tire pressure monitor will more than pay for itself.
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Old 07-12-2016, 10:27 AM   #12
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Weight, under inflation and UV will hurt the tires but most of them blow because of such poor construction. There are several documented reports on various RV websites of these cheap Chinese tires blowing out while mounted on the trailer as spares. How do you explain that other than poor construction? Do yourself a favor and get rid of them. It's just a matter of time....
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Old 07-12-2016, 10:43 AM   #13
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...About the only real choice you have is Maxxis. All the other junk is made in China including the poorly rated Goodyear Marathon..
And the super duper Maxxis are built down the road in Taiwan.
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Old 07-12-2016, 02:48 PM   #14
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And the super duper Maxxis are built down the road in Taiwan.
Maybe, but they have a great track record and don't blow up while hanging on the back bumper...
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As has been said, the hitch carries at least 1500 dry! More when loaded. So if you subtract say 1500lbs for the hitch you should show just enough for the tires. However as we know, manuf like to save money and a tire just shy of being over weight is considered OK by the manuf. I would step up to a Carlisle RH HD tire. They are new and have a very good reputation for the last 7 years. I have been running the Carlisle Radial Trail RH tire in a load range E and have been very happy. Many long trips in hot temps!
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Old 07-12-2016, 04:14 PM   #16
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Have to agree that the tires that come on TT or 5th's are probably cheap junk for the most part. Also have to agree that some people don't pay enough attention to tires. I decided to replace my original tires on my TT after 1 year which I did. I found these and Discount Tire matched the price. Maxxis tires get great reviews but I don't believe they are necessarily superior to these Carlisle's. Just made a trip in blistering FL heat cruising at 70 mph (normally don't exceed 65 but had to make up some time) with no problem.

https://simpletire.com/carlisle-st20...-5151351-tires
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Maxxis tires, 16 inch, rated E were what came on my 2015 Wildcat 327 ck. They are ST
tires and it is my understanding that all ST tires are made overseas? I am happy with these tires.
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What 14" tire has a D rating? I love to put Maxxis on my TT but they only make C. Does this tire have a good history?
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What 14" tire has a D rating? I love to put Maxxis on my TT but they only make C. Does this tire have a good history?
I found it and couldn't believe my eyes. Don't know about them, but anything is worth a try.

Taskmaster ST215/75R14 Radial Trailer Tire - Load Range D Taskmaster Tires and Wheels TTWTRTM2157514D
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What 14" tire has a D rating? I love to put Maxxis on my TT but they only make C. Does this tire have a good history?
There was a new Carlisle Radial Trail HD in the ST 205 75R14 LR D that supposedly just came out. Haven't seen any reviews however...

Edited - Sorry, I just looked at discount tire's website and it's no longer listed.

Carlisle's website lists that tire in a D rating but it doesn't appear to be available...

http://www.carlstargroup.com/product...adial-trail-hd
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