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Old 07-26-2015, 09:43 AM   #11
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My Wildcat came with 16" E Westlake tires. Now I see Wildcat is offering an upgrade to Maxxis 8008 tire when ordering from the factory.
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Old 07-26-2015, 09:46 AM   #12
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You will not find any ST tire actually made in the USA. ST tires have a horrible reputation, well deserved, but horrible. The first problem is speed rating. 65MPH just does not cut it for most.
As for the best? Maxxis is your best shot at keeping a tire under the trailer. Personally I would swap for 16 inch wheels and install a decent quality LT tire. TPMS? How did we get along for nearly a hundred years without it? Quite simply, we inspected our tires on a regular basis. TPMS will not warn you of tread seperation, only of loss of air pressure.
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Old 07-26-2015, 04:00 PM   #13
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The first problem is speed rating. 65MPH just does not cut it for most.
The tires that came with my Mini Lite are ST's, but rated for 75 mph:

Brand/Model: Constancy LY188
Size: ST205/75R14
Load Range: C
Speed Rating: “L” (75mph/120kmp Max)

Made in China, of course. I guess we'll see how they do.
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Old 07-26-2015, 04:05 PM   #14
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I have an 8289 also, plan to run the factory tires as long as I can.
Had a cruise lite before, the tires only lasted about 5K before they started to cup and I replaced them with Goodyear and was very happy with them. No unusual wear at all.
When I start to see wear on the tires from the factory, I will put Goodyear on this one.
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Old 07-29-2015, 03:13 AM   #15
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Hubby thinks the tires may be junk. They are made in china 225/75/r15.
Perhaps. Some are good, some are not so good. Our PRC produced radials are the same size as yours and have 15,000 miles under the treads. The tires are still in excellent shape after four yrs and all that mileage.
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Old 07-31-2015, 07:36 AM   #16
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I just picked up our windjammer and one tire needed to be replaced due to cracking. Looks like I'm ordering the good year marathon load d tires next week. First trip out with the trailer starts today.
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You will not find any ST tire actually made in the USA. ST tires have a horrible reputation, well deserved, but horrible. The first problem is speed rating. 65MPH just does not cut it for most.
As for the best? Maxxis is your best shot at keeping a tire under the trailer. Personally I would swap for 16 inch wheels and install a decent quality LT tire. TPMS? How did we get along for nearly a hundred years without it? Quite simply, we inspected our tires on a regular basis. TPMS will not warn you of tread seperation, only of loss of air pressure.

Some, like mine, monitor both pressure and temperature.



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