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Old 04-06-2013, 06:08 PM   #1
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Need advice on replacing TT tires

We have a 2011 trailer and today I was getting it ready for the season and OMG, the tires show way more cracks than I expected or am comfortable with.

What are good brands and what should I avoid?
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We have a 2011 trailer and today I was getting it ready for the season and OMG, the tires show way more cracks than I expected or am comfortable with.

What are good brands and what should I avoid?
I'm replacing mine with what I'm taking off, 225-75-15 R LR D Good Year Marathons, even tho' they look perfectly good, they are 6 yrs old (5 yrs mounted).
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We have a 2011 trailer and today I was getting it ready for the season and OMG, the tires show way more cracks than I expected or am comfortable with.

What are good brands and what should I avoid?
I have heard very good things about the Maxxis tires.

After all the horror storys about the Trail Express tires, which I assume came on you Grey Wolf, stay far away from them. I may end up replacing the Trail Express's on our camper yet this spring, even though the tires are only 2 years old.
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Prof - you didn't mention what size tires you need. You have many more, and better choices with the 15" than with 14"....
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I like Kenda tires.
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Prof - you didn't mention what size tires you need. You have many more, and better choices with the 15" than with 14"....
They should be 205/75/14, at least thats whats on my Grey Wolf and from what I can remember all models have the same size tires.
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We have about 800 miles on Kumho drated tires
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We have 800 miles on Kumho tires D rated and we could not be happier.
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I just put the maxxis m8008 tires on my toy hauler. I had the trail America on and they were only ran for one season almost 2000 miles and two of the tires were beginning to separate. I am so lucky something didn't happen sooner. I went up one load range to a D and there absolutely no comparison with the two. The maxxis seem to be a great tire. My decision was based off what I read on here and other reviews around the Internet. Good luck.
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14" C rated which should be plenty load wise. We've never gone farther than 75 miles in a trip. Might now that we have a new TV. TT will be getting weighed next month but is likely around 6500lb at most (5563 sticker on door) and 4 C tires added up are a touch over 7000 lbs.

Will depend on price or availability as much as anything else.

I just want tires that won't dry rot every 2 years as its inconvenient and expensive.
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