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Old 12-31-2011, 01:26 PM   #1
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2012 32BHOK tire issue and rim?

I have recently purchased a 32BHOK and love it! Only thing I hate about all new trailers is the cheap tires that are installed from factory (really an issue with all vehicles not just trailers). Coming home from our first trip I noticed one of the tires has an outward bulge in one spot of one tire. I haven't been able to find any warranty info on the tires in the package supplied with the trailer. The tires are Akuret and on 16" alloys. The pressures are good and the bulge concerns me. I would replace them with something better but am having a hard time finding tires with equivalent weight ratings. These tires are rated at 3520lbs a tire...GVWR is roughly 13850lbs....

So question is has anyone replaced there tires yet and what did they use. Would prefer to stay away from made in China tires but may not have an option. Goodyear Marathons are now made in China and have mixed reviews. Have heard ok things about Maxxis but still made in China. Also all seem rated less then 3520 in E load rating....ST tires are a pain to find...why can't they be more common nowadays with all the RV's and cargo trailers on the road?

Next part of the question is I have found some G load rated tires that seem ok but G rated also requires rims that will hold the additional pressure and load. Does anyone know what the alloy rims on these trailers are rated for. I haven't had a chance to remove a rim yet and check for any load rating markings on the rim.

Either way it kind sucks to have to replace tires after one trip but a bulge to me = bad news and a safety concern. Also I do not take tire quality lightly. I am willing to pay good $$ for a quality tire...if any can be found...

Oh and did I mention that this trailer is AWESOME! Don't regret buying it!
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Old 01-02-2012, 11:27 AM   #2
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Dear Galloway,
Sabre purchases the tires and rims from one vendor. You can contact them at 574-533-6169. They can answer any questions and address the issue you have with the tire. Please let me know if you don't get a resolution.
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Old 02-15-2012, 06:47 PM   #3
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I have recently purchased a 32BHOK and love it! Only thing I hate about all new trailers is the cheap tires that are installed from factory (really an issue with all vehicles not just trailers). Coming home from our first trip I noticed one of the tires has an outward bulge in one spot of one tire. I haven't been able to find any warranty info on the tires in the package supplied with the trailer. The tires are Akuret and on 16" alloys. The pressures are good and the bulge concerns me. I would replace them with something better but am having a hard time finding tires with equivalent weight ratings. These tires are rated at 3520lbs a tire...GVWR is roughly 13850lbs....

So question is has anyone replaced there tires yet and what did they use. Would prefer to stay away from made in China tires but may not have an option. Goodyear Marathons are now made in China and have mixed reviews. Have heard ok things about Maxxis but still made in China. Also all seem rated less then 3520 in E load rating....ST tires are a pain to find...why can't they be more common nowadays with all the RV's and cargo trailers on the road?

Next part of the question is I have found some G load rated tires that seem ok but G rated also requires rims that will hold the additional pressure and load. Does anyone know what the alloy rims on these trailers are rated for. I haven't had a chance to remove a rim yet and check for any load rating markings on the rim.

Either way it kind sucks to have to replace tires after one trip but a bulge to me = bad news and a safety concern. Also I do not take tire quality lightly. I am willing to pay good $$ for a quality tire...if any can be found...

Oh and did I mention that this trailer is AWESOME! Don't regret buying it!
did you get any resolution ?
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