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Old 12-26-2011, 08:40 PM   #11
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Iggy, I checked the Series 6 wheel website, and the 15" wheels are only rated at 60 psi. You were right the first time. But since I don't need the full carrying capacity of my Maxxis D-rated tires, I inflate them to 57-58 psi cold, which runs them up to 63-64 psi on the road. There is always lots of safety margin in ratings, so am not worried about those pressures on the rims.
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Old 12-27-2011, 09:29 AM   #12
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I've read a few of these tire forums and am kind of paranoid. I have a 2011 Rockwood 2306 with 14" steel wheels and tires. We put almost 2,000 miles on it this year, so with the delivery from the factory the tires have ~2,500 miles on them. We camp within a ~150 mile radius, but drive ~65mph on the highway and 75-80 on the interstate.

I'm sure it has the cheap tires, but I don't know the rating off hand. Should I consider upgrading or wait a couple of seasons?
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Old 12-27-2011, 10:13 AM   #13
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"75-80 on the interstate"
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Very few trailer tires are rated for those speeds.
You are asking for trouble.
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Old 12-27-2011, 11:27 AM   #14
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IWe camp within a ~150 mile radius, but drive ~65mph on the highway and 75-80 on the interstate.
I agree with Crocus. Why so fast ?? ST tires are rated for a maximum of 65 miles per hour. Even without the ST tires on a trailer, there is a 4000 lb. trailer behind your TV that would be difficult to stop at any speed, but much more so at 80 mph. Slow down, enjoy the scenery, get better fuel mileage, avoid speeding tickets, and arrive alive.
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Old 12-27-2011, 11:35 AM   #15
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"Slow down, enjoy the scenery, get better fuel mileage, avoid speeding tickets, and arrive alive."
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Old 12-27-2011, 02:46 PM   #16
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I agree with Crocus. Why so fast ?? ST tires are rated for a maximum of 65 miles per hour. Even without the ST tires on a trailer, there is a 4000 lb. trailer behind your TV that would be difficult to stop at any speed, but much more so at 80 mph. Slow down, enjoy the scenery, get better fuel mileage, avoid speeding tickets, and arrive alive.
well, the speed limit is 75, and traffic flows ~85. going 65 can actually be dangerous. i prefer to drive closer to the speed of the rest of traffic than be a road block. our truck has no problem pulling the trailer, and gets better mileage (less down shifting).

So, can i get truck or car tires that have enough capacity and are rated for higher speeds?

there must be better tires out there, b/c i see very few trailers being towed <65mph
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Old 12-27-2011, 05:25 PM   #17
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Well brian, when a tire blows at 85 mph, and destroys the side of your camper, you will be more than just a road block. Got a spare $5000 for repairs?
If you really have to speed excessively, buy some tires rated for it. They are out there, just do an internet search. And they won't be cheap.
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Here are my 3 year old Carlisle's. They bought them back and I bought Marathon's that lasted 6 years before dry rot got them.
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Carlisle had problems in the early 2000s, but I haven't read much about them being bad lately. I put Carlisle's on my Trailmanor in 2007, and the present owners are still running them.
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Well brian, when a tire blows at 85 mph, and destroys the side of your camper, you will be more than just a road block. Got a spare $5000 for repairs?
If you really have to speed excessively, buy some tires rated for it. They are out there, just do an internet search. And they won't be cheap.
you didn't have to be a jerk. i was just asking for advise. 18-inch truck tires are $200 and can safely go 100mph, so surely there are 14-inch trailer tires for much less. kind of hard to figure out trailer tires online.
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