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Old 11-25-2022, 08:39 PM   #1
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Tire replacement time

I have a single axel trailer.
Dry weight 2925
Cargo max weight 814
Current tires kenda karrier 205/75R14 1760 lbs Max load.
My calculations tires are overloaded if I carry 814 lbs of junk.
1 tire is cracking at 4 1/2 years old.
1) I need to increase my max load going with D rated tire.
2) What tire Kenda, Provider, maxxis or goodyear endurance?
Kenda is a China made tire but has done me good for 18 years and many sets on my boat and 4 1/2 years on camper.
Please give recommendations and why
Leaning towards the goodyear
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Old 11-26-2022, 12:28 AM   #2
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Can't believe this tire thread is several hours old with no one jumping in. You'll find many here will recommend Goodyear Endurance, Carlisle Radial Trail HD, and Maxxis. Five years is generally around the max life expectancy of a trailer tire.
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Old 11-26-2022, 04:06 AM   #3
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Goodyear Endurance is the best out there for RV's. Buy the highest load rating replacement tire you can fit.
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Can't believe this tire thread is several hours old with no one jumping in. You'll find many here will recommend Goodyear Endurance, Carlisle Radial Trail HD, and Maxxis. Five years is generally around the max life expectancy of a trailer tire.
Maybe the sparce input is due to subject fatigue
This exact question gets asked constantly. There are literally hundreds of threads/articles available on this.
Your reply states the most popular tire brands. What I think is more important is going up a load range from what it came with from the factory. Manufacturers seem to use tires with the minimum load capacity needed.
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I agree with topic fatigue. Search past threads; tire discussions are very common. Tire threads are first cousin to oil threads.

If you’ve been happy with Kenda (the ones on my boat trailer have done well), get them in the proper load range and move on.
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I have a single axel trailer.
Dry weight 2925
Cargo max weight 814
Current tires kenda karrier 205/75R14 1760 lbs Max load.
My calculations tires are overloaded if I carry 814 lbs of junk.
1 tire is cracking at 4 1/2 years old.
1) I need to increase my max load going with D rated tire.
2) What tire Kenda, Provider, maxxis or goodyear endurance?
Kenda is a China made tire but has done me good for 18 years and many sets on my boat and 4 1/2 years on camper.
Please give recommendations and why
Leaning towards the goodyear
Thanks

I think you will be happy with the GY Endurance, as well as Maxxis if you get some fresher made ones. Since you state you are leaning towards the goodyears, I will try to push you off the fence into their parking lot.
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Old 11-26-2022, 09:42 AM   #7
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I guess my biggest complain is the manufacturer gives my a dry weight and a max cargo weight that exceeds the carrying capacity of both tires.
We all know it's easy to hit the max load on these single axel trailers. Odds are it gets overloaded sometimes.
The tire is hard to read but is 1760. I air them up to 50lbs every trip
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Kumho makes an excellent load range D 14" tire.
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I guess my biggest complain is the manufacturer gives my a dry weight and a max cargo weight that exceeds the carrying capacity of both tires.
We all know it's easy to hit the max load on these single axel trailers. Odds are it gets overloaded sometimes.
The tire is hard to read but is 1760. I air them up to 50lbs every trip
Fully loaded you'll have 400+ pounds of tongue weight. Thats why your tires do not get overloaded, the weight on the axel is below the tires. Very close. I'd step up to D if possible.

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I guess my biggest complain is the manufacturer gives my a dry weight and a max cargo weight that exceeds the carrying capacity of both tires.
We all know it's easy to hit the max load on these single axel trailers. Odds are it gets overloaded sometimes.
The tire is hard to read but is 1760. I air them up to 50lbs every trip
Are you considering how much weight is carried by your tow vehicle at the trailer tongue?
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Yep, tongue weight is how the manufacturer's get away with it. Another question is, what is your axle weight rating?
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Old 11-26-2022, 11:45 AM   #12
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It is Carlisle Radial Trail HD tires for us. Had them on 2 different trailers with good success. Like most tires, they age out before wear out.

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I put Goodyear Endurance on my TT in late summer. I have put 1500 miles on them.

I purchased them from WalMart and they were delivered within 3 days. I made an appointment to have them mounted at WalMart and they gave me a discount on the mounting since I bought them from WalMart.

When I ordered the tires, I found 4 different prices from WalMart for the exact same tires, all during my Google search. The price difference was up to $15 each. Right now, WalMart has them proces from $122 to $140 each. Pick the best price and don't forget to change out you old spare.

I also use a tire pressure monitoring system and will not pull my TT without it. I have a 6 tire system with the truck and TT monitored.
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Old 12-13-2022, 06:43 PM   #14
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I get my good year endurance tires mounted at walmart tomorrow. I bought them thru walmart, the date code is 4522 so there fresh
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the date code is 4522 so there freash

Yes they are, they may not have even cooled down all the way from the chamber.
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Old 12-14-2022, 08:17 PM   #16
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Got my tires installed. Asked for high pressure valve stems. After an hr my tires were ready. Regular valve stems. I just left, not waiting anymore walmart was cheap but a bit unhappy.
Will standard stems be ok with 65 psi ? There maxed out
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Old 12-14-2022, 08:33 PM   #17
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Got my tires installed. Asked for high pressure valve stems. After an hr my tires were ready. Regular valve stems. I just left, not waiting anymore walmart was cheap but a bit unhappy.
Will standard stems be ok with 65 psi ? There maxed out
Stansard valve stems are on hundreds of thousands of trailer tires on the road.
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Quick answer is yes. They are also easily replaced by another tire shop.

https://blog.tiremart.com/tire-valve-stems-explained/
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Here is an excellent article regarding valve stems, care, and maintenance. Well worth the time to read. I'd bet one would learn a few things about those little old valve stems.

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiret...jsp?techid=208


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Old 12-15-2022, 09:24 AM   #20
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I know I'm still good with standard valves but at 65 psi cold it will be at max.
I may change them out.
I can break the beed and do that a the house just a little work
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