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Old 12-09-2018, 03:50 PM   #1
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I have a coachmen clipper 17BH single axle trailer, dry weight roughly 3000 lbs.
Factory tires seam maxed out and bulge at 50 p.s.i.
I am thinking of going to a 81 m.p.h. load range D tire with a higher p.s.i.
Any disadvantages ?
I run 65 to 70 now but mainly want the upgraded load capacity on my single axle trailer as I feel I'm always maxed out and I feel there overloaded maybe by a few lbs.
The extra speed rating would help also.
I KEEP my bearings greased with my ex lubes hubs.
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Old 12-09-2018, 03:53 PM   #2
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One of the first things I did after picking up my single axle Micro Lite was upgrade to LR D Carlisle Trail HDs. Others here swear by Goodyear Endurance...
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Old 12-09-2018, 04:13 PM   #3
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Hey Tblt44,
We have a 17fq that came with 13 tires...now upgraded to 15 s. To answer your load range question need to know what size tires you are running...the 13 or 14 as I believe different years came with different sizes from factory.
I felt the 13 were marginal for loading and the ground clearance we had.
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Old 12-09-2018, 05:07 PM   #4
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One of the first things I did after picking up my single axle Micro Lite was upgrade to LR D Carlisle Trail HDs. Others here swear by Goodyear Endurance...
I have the 14 inch. 205 75R 14 tires
Trailer is a 2018
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Old 12-09-2018, 10:13 PM   #5
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Only downside could be a stiffer ride with the heavier ply tires, maybe more trailer bounce? Only a guess. Youd want to check that your valve stems are rated for the higher pressure if you go that way.
Have you thought about a trip to the scales loaded, maybe get some weights to solidify a decision?
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Old 12-10-2018, 10:15 AM   #6
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I would definitely upgrade the valve stems if I upgrade my tires.
I was looking on E trailer at a few different tire options and they also have valve stems I can order when I get my tires put on.
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Old 01-03-2019, 07:39 PM   #7
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Go by the load rating "ON THE TIRE", no where else. Had a KZ 19 footer. The tire rating was only 30lbs more than the trailer "EMPTY".Finally one blew out. These companies rip you off on these things. The rim size {14in} restricted me to low load weights. Good luck.
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Do yourself and everyone else on the road a favor and keep your speed to 65MPH when towing...

No matter what the tire says on the side!

By the way...what are you towing with?
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Old 02-09-2019, 01:33 PM   #9
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I was only going 50 mph on a back road when it blew
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Old 02-09-2019, 06:15 PM   #10
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Manufacturers of trailers put lowest quality and size of tire on the rigs they can to meet the MINIMUM capacity . You will save yourself headaches d[w ,the road by going to a Load range D tire. We never go over 65mph but there is an added safety factor of the 81 mph rated tires that run cooler and have greater weight caring capacity. Have had two blowouts on factory tires
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