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Old 01-15-2013, 10:53 PM   #11
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AMAZING! I always learn so much from Herk (Lou)...thanks a bunch!
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:48 AM   #12
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Hi Herk, I looked at date code on tire and it said 2808 which translates to get new tires and err on the side of caution. I just had brakes checked and bearings repacked before I put it away this winter so I should be good there. Looks like I should stick with either Marathon or Maxxis. Thanks to all who replied, good info for sure.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:24 AM   #13
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IMO, you can't go wrong with either if you take care of them.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:36 AM   #14
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I will go with every 4 years, less if they look bad.

I had Nanco radials on the Wildcat from factory, and they went 4 years with no issues. I am also very diligent with air pressure and weights on them. I also balance all my trailer tires. It does make a difference.

Last year I went to Maxxis E range tires. After a few long trips, there is a noticeable ride difference....much smoother. I do also run a TST tire moniter system.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:40 AM   #15
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I've been reading this thread and got to wondering if steel belted tires do more damage when they disentegrate than non belted tires. I have had three or four blowouts over the years and never any damage to the trailers. I don't know if my old trailer had steel belts or not but my new trailer blew a tire on the way home from the dealer without any damage. It was not a steel belted tire. I currently have steel belts, balanced tires and a TPMS. I hope it's not the steel belts that that tear everything to pieces.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:59 AM   #16
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Called around local tire shops and the Maxxis 225/75R15 D were $576 mounted balance and OTD. So other question is my trailer is 7,000 UVW, my current tires are C range, should I go with D or E range? I believe D would suffice. Would I have to change rims if I went with D or E?
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:00 PM   #17
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Of course it all depends on how they are stored, and the original quality.
Our camper stays in a climate-controlled shop, out of the sun. I expect the tires to last 10 years under those conditions.

whew - us too. you saved me from asking....
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AMAZING! I always learn so much from Herk (Lou)...thanks a bunch!
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:23 PM   #19
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x3. I am posting this note also because I want to save this thread. Thanks to all of you for a good discussion.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:26 PM   #20
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I have had good luck with this brand as well:
Greenball Tires - Towmaster

They feature a higher speed rating than most ST tires. I found them through the inline boating community. We are really hard on trailer tires and one blowout can get very expensive very fast.
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