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Nexen tires on trailer - are they safe?

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bamabonners

I have a boatmate trailer with the upgraded 18" wheels, tires, and wider fenders. I notice that the tires are the standard boatmate Nexen N3000 z rated tires. these tires are not rated for trailer use. She all of us that have this combination be concerned? I know boatmate sells this combo to many boat makers.

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TheKiwi

You'll be fine. Infact I like the nexens better than most trailer tires.

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wdr

Phil, I have them on mine too. When I bought it I pulled it from Lubbock, Tx to north of Nashville (1900 miles) averaging about 70 mph and I was quite impressed with them. They are quiet, track, brake and ride well and they have the E load rating so weight won't be an issue. See you at Wake Fest.

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Bozboat

I have a boatmate trailer with the upgraded 18" wheels, tires, and wider fenders. I notice that the tires are the standard boatmate Nexen N3000 z rated tires. these tires are not rated for trailer use. She all of us that have this combination be concerned? I know boatmate sells this combo to many boat makers.

"Z" rated???? as in Speed rating Z ok over 149 mph? I am getting out of your way.

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TallRedRider

A tire guru should speak up here...as I am not one. But I did sleep at a Holiday Inn last night.

I thought that trailer tires undergo extra stressors on the sidewall during turning that typical truck or car tires do not have, so the sidewall construction is different on tires rated for trailers...or something like that.

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saidainc

Z Rated trailer tires need to be at speeds of 100-149mph to really feel their "true" performance. It is IMPERATIVE that each of you, with Nexen Z Rated trailer tires get to and maintain these speeds travelling to your perspective destinations regardless of your states driving laws. You will all thank me later.

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DWhynot

Z Rated trailer tires need to be at speeds of 100-149mph to really feel their "true" performance. It is IMPERATIVE that each of you, with Nexen Z Rated trailer tires get to and maintain these speeds travelling to your perspective destinations regardless of your states driving laws. You will all thank me later.

Agreed... The Z-Rated 40 series Goodyear Eagles on my Corvette trailer get exercised twice a year to the boat ramp 2 miles away. And of course, the 4 Corvette directional alloy wheels help with brake and bearing cooling... :chevy:

TallRedRider is correct; REAL trailer tires have stiffer sidewalls...

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