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Old 12-09-2018, 03:50 PM   #1
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I have a cochmam clipper 17BH single axel 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 axel 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. You’d 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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