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Old 03-29-2015, 12:36 AM   #1
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Tracer Tires

Anyone upgrade their tires on a tracer? I have a 230BFS. the tires that it came with are load rated C. .that means at max trailer load the tires are at 95% load capacity - far too close for comfort. .the problem ?I am having is it seems as if they don't make a 14 inch Load E tire. Does not seem to be enough room to go to 15 or 16" tires on this unit. has anyone put the larger tires on a Tracer?
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Old 03-30-2015, 01:48 PM   #2
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What is the exact load rating for the tire you have?

It looks like load range C can vary depending on the rating of the individual tire.

Carlisle Radial Trail RH

Maxxis M8008
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Old 04-02-2015, 11:13 PM   #3
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Not sure which of these without going outside to look. will look tomorrow. I think it is the first one. TRAILER KING ST RADIAL
TKS36 ST205/75R14C/6100/96Lsingle 1760@50. dual 1570@50
TKS38 ST215/75R14C/6102/98LSingle 1870@50. Dual 1650@50
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Not sure which of these without going outside to look. will look tomorrow. I think it is the first one. TRAILER KING ST RADIAL
TKS36 ST205/75R14C/6100/96Lsingle 1760@50. dual 1570@50
TKS38 ST215/75R14C/6102/98LSingle 1870@50. Dual 1650@50
Looks like the same numbers as the Carlisle and Maxxis.

Note that some of the weight of the trailer is on the truck hitch. I believe people on the forums say you have to deduct some weight from the total gross weight because not all of it is on the tires -- some is on the truck.

I could be wrong.
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Old 04-03-2015, 12:16 PM   #5
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True, but only 10%. I am concerned, reading about all of the blowouts. Wish I could get at least D, preferably E tires. They are all larger and I was wondering if anyone switched to the 15" tires on a Tracer 230BFS, or what the average life people are experiencing with these tires before failure. I am trying to avoid the blowout experience.
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Old 04-03-2015, 12:19 PM   #6
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From what I've read, the quality of tire brand and model seems to be the issue. Maxxis owners swear by them. I'm looking at the Carlisle because of the higher speed rating (> 65).

If you search rv.net you'll see a lot of discussion about a higher load rating not necessarily being helpful. I don't remember the logic behind that claim or if it is a valid claim.
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Old 04-03-2015, 12:19 PM   #7
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There are a few D rated 14" tires but I don't recall the manufacturers off hand.


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