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Old 03-04-2016, 07:37 AM   #21
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Hello everyone,
Hope you survived the winter. As camping season in the Midwest approaches, I am going to replace the tires on my 2013 A122. I have a few questions:

1. Just want to confirm the size: ST175/80R13 Load Range "D" tires.
2. David, how are your new tires doing?
3. lindalees818 mentioned E tires. Should I try to find E load?
4. Anyone else have any suggestions or recommendations?

Thank you,

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Old 03-04-2016, 08:21 AM   #22
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Goodyear or Maxxis if you can find them seem to hold up best. The Load Star brand is very common in the tractor supply/tools supply stores in our area. I've had good luck with Tow Power brand tires on my utility trailers but they seem to have 50/50 reviews on the web. I've run the Maxxis 8008 for the last 10-12 years on our campers.

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Old 03-04-2016, 10:14 AM   #23
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Carlisles doing fantastic on my Windjammer and my cargo trailer that I use every weekday. Wouldn't think of going any other way.
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Old 03-04-2016, 12:55 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by Tinsu View Post
Hello everyone,

1. Just want to confirm the size: ST175/80R13 Load Range "D" tires.
2. David, how are your new tires doing?
3. lindalees818 mentioned E tires. Should I try to find E load?
4. Anyone else have any suggestions or recommendations?
As has been mentioned in this thread, there are very few choices in the ST 13 inch Load Range D tires. My 2014 A122 uses ST185/80R13 Load Range D, which have a slightly higher load rating than the 175s you have. I have not found any manufacturer for the 185s besides the OEM Westlake.

So far, the OEM Westlakes have given good service on my A122. We've gone from Colorado Springs to Lincoln, Nebraska twice at 65-68 MPH without any issues. Also, trips up and down the Front Range, and one over to Ridgway and Telluride. Total of about 4,500 miles.

I very much doubt you will find a Load Range E in an ST 13 inch tire.

Because of the difficulty of finding replacement tires, and the costs of breaking down on the road, I make sure I take care of the tires. Tires (including spare) are aired to max sidewall pressure (plus 2-3lbs if I am going to significantly lower altitude or significantly cooler temps). I ensure I am well under the GVWR for my A-frame. Typical tow weights are 2700-2800lbs (depends on water carried); GVWR is 3100lbs. And I keep my speed under 68 except to pass on the Interstate. Finally, my A-frame stores in the garage where it is protected from UV when not in use.

just my experiences
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2008 Hyundai Entourage minivan
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Old 03-05-2016, 09:11 AM   #25
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I checked with my local tire shop. They had a hard time finding something on their system of available tires. Next, I called our biggest RV dealer who sent me to their tire shop who "had a tire." But, it did not sound like Load D. I am in the Chicago area so we have all the major dealers & shops.

Any suggestions where I should look next?

I researched the Carlisle dealer website, and they seem to use Pep Boys and Discount Tires. Both are nearby. My question: Can they properly do a trailer tire?

David, is this the tire that you put on Rocko:

2 New Trailer Tire ST175 80R13 Radial 8PR Load Range D 11002 | eBay

I appreciate all the help so far.
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Old 03-05-2016, 07:51 PM   #26
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My dealer, in Denver, Colorado | Roberts Sales , had them in stock. They also have a fleet of popup trailer that they rent. I would check if you have any dealer that rent popup trailer, they may stock the tire.
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Old 03-05-2016, 08:12 PM   #27
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I use Discount Tire for all of my vehicle tires. I have used them for 15 years and they always deliver. I have Carlisles from Discount Tire on my SolAire 20RBS and they did a good job mounting and balancing them. We parked it for the winter early last November. I prepped for a camping trip this weekend and when I checked the air in the tires, they were still at the 50 lbs I had them at when the trailer was winterized. The original tires wouldn't hold air pressure for two days straight. Not good when you are traveling across country.
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Old 03-06-2016, 10:25 PM   #28
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The link you had matches the tires I purchased and installed.

So far no problems.
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Old 03-11-2016, 01:47 PM   #30
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I wasn't so lucky with my tires on my 128S. Tire on driver side shredded and blew a hole in the floor causing $3500 damage. I was doing 60 on I95 in Florida. Had to have a mobil RV guy cut away the floor frame member before the camper could move ...and then there was the long trip home. Its a good idea to put a piece of galvanized sheet metal behind the wheel well to prevent that from happening again. Not too much damage, but the entire trailer had to be taken apart to replace the floor because it hit right where the AC is located.
I don't know if I can putlarger wheels on it or not. I'll have to check that out

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