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Old 08-19-2015, 11:47 PM   #1
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29BH Tire upgrade

After having all four of the tires on my trailer wear out with less than 3000 miles on them in the middle of a trip I was very angry. To ensure it doesn't happen again I upgraded from the 205/75-14 bias ply load range C tires to a 205/75-15 radial load range D tires. After driving about 800 miles on them there is almost no wear, the trailer pulls much better, and there have been no adverse side effects. I highly recommend the swap.
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Old 08-20-2015, 08:03 PM   #2
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After having all four of the tires on my trailer wear out with less than 3000 miles on them in the middle of a trip I was very angry. To ensure it doesn't happen again I upgraded from the 205/75-14 bias ply load range C tires to a 205/75-15 radial load range D tires. After driving about 800 miles on them there is almost no wear, the trailer pulls much better, and there have been no adverse side effects. I highly recommend the swap.
How does the trailer pull better? I'm thinking about doing the same or similar switch.
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Old 08-21-2015, 07:11 PM   #3
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Mine have excess wear on the inside of the tire. What does that mean?
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Old 08-21-2015, 07:58 PM   #4
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Inside of tread or side wall? Mine rubs on the inside of the fender at steep angles. I have minor rub marks on my side wall from this.
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Old 08-23-2015, 08:43 AM   #5
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I swapped the tires on our 3220BH Passport from 205/75/14 to the 215/75/14 that were on our 26BH Grey Wolf that we were trading in. The 205s were wearing ok but since the 215s were only a year old and had another 110lbs per tire load capacity I figured why not. It may not be a huge upgrade but it was "basically free" since after we had our price negotiated I told the dealer in order to do the deal he had to swap tires also. Our 3220BH is pushing 7400lbs and after about 1500 miles so far this year the tires are not showing any abnormal wear.
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