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Old 07-02-2015, 07:26 PM   #1
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Tired of Blowouts

Almost all trailer tires are rated for 65 mph, and that seems to mean they blow out at 60 mph on a hot day. Driving 60 on I-40 is a hazard to other vehicles. I upgraded my utility trailer tires to a higher load rating and haven't had an issue since (driving at 75 mph). I finally found some load range D tires for my boat and ordered them from etrailer.com. My boat and trailer are very close to the max on load range C tires, and when they blow they destroy the fender and lights. So, I ordered some Load Range D tires rated for 81 mph. They are Taskmaster ST215/75 R14.

Last weekend I took my second trip in my 2009 Roo 21 SS. I had a blowout driving 65 on the Carlisle tire that came on the trailer. Has anyone else tried these Taskmaster tires? They are 0.7 inches taller, and 0.4 inches wider, so I don't see that as a problem. I'm seriously considering ordering 5 new tires for my Roo.
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Old 07-02-2015, 07:36 PM   #2
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You like them for your other trailers, so why not buy some for your camper ? You can`t go wrong with etrailer.com
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Old 07-02-2015, 08:02 PM   #3
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If they are 14", the best i've found is Hankook RA08, 8 ply, load range D, 99 mph, 2100# cap @ 65 psi.. Best deal was from -Busdepot.com.
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Old 07-02-2015, 08:14 PM   #4
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Albuquerque..... this may say a lot. Hot and dry. Your tires are melting down (imo). I have had 5 blow outs in the 'south'.... when it was very hot and dry. 3 in Texas and 2 in Florida. Get the highest rated tire that you can and keep your speeds moderate as you are over heating your tires. (imo)
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Old 07-03-2015, 12:30 PM   #5
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Do you remember the minimum posted speed limit? Some of us drive closer to it and save in so many different ways.
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Old 07-04-2015, 08:32 PM   #6
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"Blowouts" or more accurately Run Low Flex Failures are the result of running at highway speed with substantially under-inflated or even actively leaking tire.
Simply running a properly loaded and inflated tire at 60 on a 110F day will not result in a "Blowout"
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Old 07-04-2015, 08:44 PM   #7
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No ST tires are rated for 81 or 99 MPH. To quote Wesley from "The Priness Bride:" Anyone who says differently is selling something.
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No ST tires are rated for 81 or 99 MPH. To quote Wesley from "The Priness Bride:" Anyone who says differently is selling something.

Well I have seen som smaller size St tires from Triangle tire company with a speed symbol of "S" but I certainly would not suggest it a good idea to tow at 112.

I am not selling anything. maybe just a bit more aware of what different labels on tires mean.
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Old 07-08-2015, 12:22 AM   #9
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Upgraded to Maxxi Tires

I just upgraded my TT tires from Trail Express 225/75R/15 C rated to Maxxi 225/75R/15 E rated with steel stems. The Trail Express tires had only about 1,500 miles on them and look in excellent condition. Did I do the right thing or did I give in to the fear and hype about "China Bombs"? I guess I'll never really know but I do feel we are safer with the new tires.
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I just upgraded my TT tires from Trail Express 225/75R/15 C rated to Maxxi 225/75R/15 E rated with steel stems. The Trail Express tires had only about 1,500 miles on them and look in excellent condition. Did I do the right thing or did I give in to the fear and hype about "China Bombs"? I guess I'll never really know but I do feel we are safer with the new tires.

If you sleep better at night and drive down the road with less worry, it is a good investment. Now you have some spares. I carry two spare tires with me.
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