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Old 10-29-2015, 06:21 AM   #1
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Tire and wheel question on new TT

I pulled my new Coachmen Catalina home yesterday and the cheap Load range C tires will be replaced pretty quick with a load range D. My trailer has the 15 inch steel rims so will they handle 65 psi? Also, I've run Maxxis 8008 and Kumho 857 before on boat trailers and had good luck. It seems that Kumho isn't making this tire in a 15 inch any longer though. Is Maxxis my best bet in a trailer tire or is their something in the Carlisle line that is giving good service? I've heard of people skipping the crappy trailer tires altogether and running an LT tire but I've never done this other than on old utility trailers that get pulled close to home. Any thoughts?
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Old 10-29-2015, 07:05 AM   #2
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15" Maxxis! Youroo!!
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Old 10-30-2015, 09:52 AM   #3
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You're either going to have to call FR, or look on the outside of the wheel or pull a tire off the wheel to find the mfgrs'. PSI rating stamp.
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Old 10-30-2015, 09:59 AM   #4
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X2.... Maxxis load range D
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For a 15" I'd go with the Maxxis also. If you have to upgrade your wheels I'd go 16" rim with LT's all the way.
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Old 10-30-2015, 12:24 PM   #6
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I replaced the factory 14" tires with 16" Maxxis 10 ply radials (load range E) as well as new 5200 lb axles with cross bracing and beefed up springs. Also replaced the flimsy skid bars with square tubing and 4" skid wheels. I now have lots of clearance and a super strong undercarriage which was lacking in my FR Grey Wolf. I chose to do this as a result of excessive tire wear and improper alignment of the factory tires after only 4000 miles.
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Old 10-30-2015, 12:29 PM   #7
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It is recommended to use only ST tires on a TT. There is too much flex in the sidewalls of LT tires.
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Recommend you change out to load range E and keep inflated to 80 lbs. They run much cooler and less likely to blow out on you and spoil an otherwise good day. Speaking from experience.
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Old 10-30-2015, 03:27 PM   #9
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I just spoke to a lady at Lions head tire and rim and she said that the rims didn't have a PSI rating, only the tire. I'm not sure she knew exactly what she was talking about though because she didn't seem to sure of what she was saying.
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Old 10-30-2015, 05:08 PM   #10
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GO with E range

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Recommend you change out to load range E and keep inflated to 80 lbs. They run much cooler and less likely to blow out on you and spoil an otherwise good day. Speaking from experience.

X2!! 8,000 miles with Carlisle E running at 80# on original alu rims on our windjammer. Works great ,never hot and very solid on the road..
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