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Blow Out - New Tires

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MALI-MONSTER

I had my first blow out on the expressway today ... not fun!

I am headed out tire shopping tomorrow. I have an Echelon on a single axle trailer. The original tire size is 225/75/R15 Load C. I was thinking of going up to Load D. What tires have you all been having good luck with?

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wakebrdr94

Your in a better position than I am. I have 14 in rims on mine and very limited choices. I would definitely go with a D if possible.

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JAXONBOATS

Well I think your going to open up Pandora’s box on what brand tire is good and what brand (s) to stay away from. It is like asking what is the best wax to use on your boat. Going with a load rating of D makes perfect sense to me.

We have had no problems with Carlise & Towmaster tires, but others would strongly disagree. Other posts on BuCrew provide a bit of education and first hand experiences regarding the longevity of trailer tires. It is a common fact that the No. 1 tire killer is an under inflated tire, regardless of brand or size Low air pressure results in delaminating from heat within the multi layers of the tire construction. Any consideration of UV damage is a far less contributor to tire failures.

Some folks believe that 4 to 5 seasons is about the safe range of any trailer tire before borrowing time. Our triple axle 2007 has the original tires, they are actually car tires because of the wheel size being 17”. YEP I am on borrowed time but the lake is only 5 mins away and replacement costs for 6 tires touches $800. Another fun consideration is balancing; while some shops say you do not need to balance a trailer tire and other shops say if it spins it should be balanced, we always balance regardless.

In short, keep your tire pressure right and the tires will last the longest. Balancing should also add life. Considering you are only looking at replacing a couple tires, the decision really depends on how long you plan on keeping the boat and what frequency of replacing the tires seems logical.

Good LUCK!

BTW I use Meguiars #50, #26, Premium Marine Wax and Babes spray Wax every time the boat comes out of the water, and believe 10 layers of wax is almost enough. We have no waterspots!

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Michigan boarder

I had my first blow out on the expressway today ... not fun!

I am headed out tire shopping tomorrow. I have an Echelon on a single axle trailer. The original tire size is 225/75/R15 Load C. I was thinking of going up to Load D. What tires have you all been having good luck with?

I put Carlisle Sport ST225/75/D15 (8 ply bias) tires on my Extreme single axle trailer with the Echelon on 2/5/2011, so far so good. 2540lbs capacity each, $82.50 balanced and out-the-door. I keep mine at max pressure (I think 55psi) and do not exceed 70 mph. I have around 1000 miles on them.

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dalt1

Well I think your going to open up Pandora’s box on what brand tire is good and what brand (s) to stay away from. It is like asking what is the best wax to use on your boat. Going with a load rating of D makes perfect sense to me.

We have had no problems with Carlise & Towmaster tires, but others would strongly disagree. Other posts on BuCrew provide a bit of education and first hand experiences regarding the longevity of trailer tires. It is a common fact that the No. 1 tire killer is an under inflated tire, regardless of brand or size Low air pressure results in delaminating from heat within the multi layers of the tire construction. Any consideration of UV damage is a far less contributor to tire failures.

Some folks believe that 4 to 5 seasons is about the safe range of any trailer tire before borrowing time. Our triple axle 2007 has the original tires, they are actually car tires because of the wheel size being 17”. YEP I am on borrowed time but the lake is only 5 mins away and replacement costs for 6 tires touches $800. Another fun consideration is balancing; while some shops say you do not need to balance a trailer tire and other shops say if it spins it should be balanced, we always balance regardless.

In short, keep your tire pressure right and the tires will last the longest. Balancing should also add life. Considering you are only looking at replacing a couple tires, the decision really depends on how long you plan on keeping the boat and what frequency of replacing the tires seems logical.

Good LUCK!

BTW I use Meguiars #50, #26, Premium Marine Wax and Babes spray Wax every time the boat comes out of the water, and believe 10 layers of wax is almost enough. We have no waterspots!

My tire pressure is always kept up to spec. (50PSI) And they still only last 3 - 4 years. Trailer stays in garage except weekends through summer. I have had both Goodyear and Carlisle fail at 3 or 4 years time. I now use Carlisle from Discount Tire and get the warranty on them. Keep a close eye on them and you can usually see the falure starting before it takes out a fender on the road. Watch for the tread or sidewall to start deforming. I have cought 4 of them before failure and fixed them before the big bang. You have to look at them before every tow and you will probably be OK.

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My tire pressure is always kept up to spec. (50PSI) And they still only last 3 - 4 years. Trailer stays in garage except weekends through summer. I have had both Goodyear and Carlisle fail at 3 or 4 years time. I now use Carlisle from Discount Tire and get the warranty on them. Keep a close eye on them and you can usually see the falure starting before it takes out a fender on the road. Watch for the tread or sidewall to start deforming. I have cought 4 of them before failure and fixed them before the big bang. You have to look at them before every tow and you will probably be OK.

Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance: PPPPP

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MALI-MONSTER

Thanks for the replies. I guess I was way way past due on my 15 year old tires then. I always kept them inflated to the max recommended psi.

I ended up getting some Copper Load E tires. They were the only ones available at the stores near our cottage. Hopefully I get a good 5 years out of them!

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