So the often celebrated Maxxis tires have feet of clay as well as the rest?!?
Here's my suggestion-- look closely at your current tires.
Read the Maximum Load rating stamped on the sidewalls.
Multiply that number by the number of tires on your trailer.
Next time you are fueling up at a truck stop- pull on the scales
and get weighed! Note the Axle weight of your rig.
Compare the maximum load rating of your tires to the ACTUAL weight
on them when you're ready to go camping.
The difference is your safety factor.
MY tire total load rating is over 7000 LBS while my Actual weight on the
axles is 4000 LBS.
That's a nice safety cushion IMO.
I've seen trailers where the difference between these 2 numbers is
very small while the trailer is sitting on the dealers lot. With food, water
gear and other goodies loaded some have zero or a negative safety
What's YOUR safety factor. No guessing. You must get
weighed and do the math to know for sure.