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Old 05-18-2013, 10:33 PM   #31
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Old 05-18-2013, 11:16 PM   #32
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Our the 857 a good tire ? I'm getting ready to upgrade before my next trip. I have about 3000 miles on the factory tires. They don't look the best. Worn on the inside of the tire. I was running to fast before I knew the speed rating and overheated the tires.
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:28 AM   #33
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Good Morning I asked DH about this as he has taken good care of our vehicles, tires, etc. IMHO <3

His advice (talking to me who knows nothing about this) was to purchase the best trailer tire you can reasonably afford. He stated you would do best with a 3 ply or 4 ply tire with good treadwear (the higher the better). He checked our new Roo and was pleased (not!) that they were not what he would have bought, but they seem ok for now, will watch them. He also treats the tires and keeps them covered to reduce dry rot. He also agreed that you need to check the tire pressure each time you leave for a trip.

He mentioned liking Cooper tires, overall, but didn't know if they make a trailer tire or not; didn't seem to have a preference as to a brand of trailer tire. He still avoids Firestone.

Blow outs are scary, I'd be freaked out too......
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:46 AM   #34
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I just got my new issue of Trailer Life Magazine a few days ago and they had a very good article about tire choices and things to look for. If you dont get it I'm sure you can find it online or at your local magazine shop.
That article has been added to the "Herkbrary." I am unable to post it as it is copywrited. If you join Good Sam; their magazine is awesome. Their "Tech Tips section is so good they have been booking them up and selling it separately. I keep Vol 1-3 in the camper.

Thanks for reminding me! I need to see if there is a Vol 4!
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:52 PM   #35
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Hey all! Wanted to come full circle here and post an update to close this one out. I've purchased 5 new tires (changed out the spare, too) and just received the TST 507 TPMS system today. Really pleased with all the discussion and opinions on this subject.

We're pulling out on Tuesday for a trip to Indiana's Brown County State Park for some mountain biking and general good times. This is a primer for a road trip in a few weeks to the Buffalo River in Arkansas for some kayaking (and tubing for the DW).

We'll definitely be more comfortable with the trip being able to monitor our tires and be aware of what's going on. Thanks again for all the knowledge and experience helping us out!
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:55 PM   #36
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If you we're really brave you'd post what brand of tires you bought. :-)
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:01 PM   #37
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I thought about that... But figured the follow-on discussion would kill me....anyway, here goes... I put Carlisle ST 215 P75r14's on her. Let the stones begin...
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:14 PM   #38
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I thought about that... But figured the follow-on discussion would kill me....anyway, here goes... I put Carlisle ST 215 P75r14's on her. Let the stones begin...
Hey,Carlisle Tires are great,I have over 100 Trips around my yard ! Turf Tracks! Youroo!!
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Hey all! Wanted to come full circle here and post an update to close this one out. I've purchased 5 new tires (changed out the spare, too) and just received the TST 507 TPMS system today. Really pleased with all the discussion and opinions on this subject.

We're pulling out on Tuesday for a trip to Indiana's Brown County State Park for some mountain biking and general good times. This is a primer for a road trip in a few weeks to the Buffalo River in Arkansas for some kayaking (and tubing for the DW).

We'll definitely be more comfortable with the trip being able to monitor our tires and be aware of what's going on. Thanks again for all the knowledge and experience helping us out!
Important to inspect your tires as well. I was surprised after winter storage that one of ours had developed a number of cracks in the side wall (dry rot?). The tire was promptly replaced.
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:20 PM   #40
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I thought about that... But figured the follow-on discussion would kill me....anyway, here goes... I put Carlisle ST 215 P75r14's on her. Let the stones begin...
None of us on this forum would ever criticize your decision since it was clearly well-informed (by us) and what was right for you. ;-) We appreciate you volunteering to be a product tester so we can have a reasoned opinion on this brand of tire.
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