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Old 09-15-2013, 12:44 PM   #1
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What tires are best?

I've looked at a couple threads on what tires seem to be the best but I'd like to find out more especially from those running the same type of trailer I have. I've got a rockwood Signature ultra light fifth wheel with a loaded weight of about 9500lbs. The factory tires I have now are really bouncy. When using the revolution hitch and backing into a sight from pavement the tires literally look like they are going to be pulled off the rims from the torsion being applied to them, I think the side wall needs to be.. Not as flexible.
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Old 09-15-2013, 01:14 PM   #2
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The 2 main tires that people are using are "ST" (Special Trailer) or "LT" (Light Truck). Most people run "ST" tires. Though, there is a great debate as to which is better.

As well, asking for the "best" tire is like asking for the "best truck". It's all in the eye of the beholder. Personally, when I replaced 4 of my tires- I came down to Goodyear Marathons or Maxxis m8008s. They seemed to have the best reviews in the bit of searching that I did.

BUT- lots of people use lots of things without issues. It's hard to say.
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Old 09-20-2013, 01:36 PM   #3
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Maxxis m8008s for me. I won't run anything else
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Old 09-20-2013, 02:14 PM   #4
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No matter what tires you use, it is very likely that sooner or later, one will blow. A blown tire on the vehicle you are driving is bad enough, but you will notice it almost immediately.

When a tire blows on your trailer, you will keep right on driving. The resulting damage can be very expensive. A tire pressure monitoring system is well worth the investment.

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Old 09-20-2013, 02:14 PM   #5
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All my mountain bikes have Maxxis tires......
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Old 09-23-2013, 06:13 PM   #6
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i was about to replace all 5 (inc spare) on my trailer with maxxis 8008's 225-75-15 but they are (from discount tire .net anyway) on a national back order. Lookin for alternatives.

nevermind. found other outlets selling online.
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well that was way more difficult that i anticipated. Tons of "D" rated maxxis 225-75-15's but few E rated. Had to get the last of the supply from 2 different online sellers.
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