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Old 10-28-2014, 11:21 PM   #1
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Okay looking to upgrade my trailer tires Maxxis or Goodyear would appreciate some feedback on both looking to upgrade to eight ply from six


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Old 10-28-2014, 11:50 PM   #2
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Old 10-29-2014, 04:49 AM   #3
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I jumped fropm the standard tire up to 10 ply to match the truck amd am very happy with the performance. 10000 miles, little tread wear, no bubbles, bumps or separations. I am very anal about tire pressures and inspections. I deal with a majo distributor and he recommended Towmax. He actually had no failures with them as opposed to one of the ones mentioned above. He believes that mfrs really put the bare minimum tire required to do the job and maintenance and overloading have a lot to do with premature failure.
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Old 10-29-2014, 06:09 AM   #4
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I've had both. Either one would be fine. Just be hyper vigilant with regards to the correct air pressure per load and the weight distribution.
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What size tires do you currently have on your TT? If you have 14 inch diameter rims, then neither Maxxis nor Goodyear make a 8 ply tire.

If you have 15 inch diameter rims, you will be able to find the tires.
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I recently saw a sandpiper limp into the dealer due to major damage to both fender wells on both sides-catastrophic failure to tires if you ask me. That made me start thinking about converting to 10 ply bias like my flatbed car hauler trailer. I've blown one tire before on it & the tire collapsed around the rim (saved it from asphalt damage) and it didn't fly apart & destroy my fender wells. What are pros/cons?
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What size tires do you currently have on your TT? If you have 14 inch diameter rims, then neither Maxxis nor Goodyear make a 8 ply tire.

If you have 15 inch diameter rims, you will be able to find the tires.
If you have 14" tires, I'd recommend Kumho 857's. D rated.
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Looking at 205/7515 8ply maxxis dual axle trailer max weight 7.000


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My trailer has 14" rim and tires. Is there any benefit to upgrading to 15" rims and tires?
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My trailer has 14" rim and tires. Is there any benefit to upgrading to 15" rims and tires?
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You would increase load capacity; and also expense. Do you have the clearance to do it?

Seriously, look at the Kumho 857. More load capacity, great tire, speed rated to 99 mph. Look on tirerack.com
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