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Spare tire for trailer

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nemalibu

I am planning to purchase a spare tire for my boat trailer. In looking on-line I found a number of stores with seemingly good prices.

Does anyone have experience with Champion Trailer Parts Supply?

If I buy a tire and wheel combination from them will I need to have it balanced?

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GoodYear Marathons are your friend.

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RTS
If I buy a tire and wheel combination from them will I need to have it balanced?

I guess you don't NEED to have a spare balanced, but I don't see why you wouldn't spend the $5 or so to have it done.

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McMiller
If I buy a tire and wheel combination from them will I need to have it balanced?

I guess you don't NEED to have a spare balanced, but I don't see why you wouldn't spend the $5 or so to have it done.

Do you have Tire Discounters out there? I think I got a aluminum wheel and tire for like 80$ balanced and ready to go.

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Marmonick

Just go to your local trailer place and get one there. Or go to a local tire shop. I think I paid around 80 bucks for mine too. I would think shipping would cost you a small fortune to ship that.

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nemalibu

I have a single axel trailer with 15" rims. The prices I have been seeing for 1 tire on a galvi rim are in the $120 to $180 range on-line and more than that from local stores.

Does anyone have experience with a particular on-line retailer?

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Bake's Marine

I would be more worried about it being a full radial tire more than anything. You want to buy a spare that you can take on the freeway or drive more than 100 miles and not worry about it. At Bake's we do a Galvanized rim with the same full radial tire we use on our Ryan Trailers, so you don't have to worry about the wheel rusting out and the spare tire blowing out when you take it on freeway speeds. Only bad thing is they are expensive.

Ryan Trailers has used Transmaster tires for the past 4 years and they have been great with no blow outs. When they used Good-Years before that, i heard about tire blow out's 2-3 times a month (on a year or newer tire). That's why Ryan switched, Good-Year just wasn't the same tire as it used to be in the early 90's.

Hope this helps!

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Good Year Marathons Clap.gif You can get a great deal on them at SAMS Club if you are a member

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Ryan Trailers has used Transmaster tires for the past 4 years and they have been great with no blow outs. When they used Good-Years before that, i heard about tire blow out's 2-3 times a month (on a year or newer tire). That's why Ryan switched, Good-Year just wasn't the same tire as it used to be in the early 90's.

Hope this helps!

Do you have some data to back that up, or are you just touting the tire that comes on the trailer you happen to sell?

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bigD

I've bought from Cabelas and Overtons online, both are reputable online retailers. I bought my spare online but I don't recall from which one of the two I mentioned.

Cabelas wheels

Overtons

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