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jcon44

Trailer Tires?

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jcon44

Anyone bough new tires lately? I will most likely need some new rubber soon and wondering what size fits a 07 Boatmate trailer. I currently have 225/55 R16 that are 7 years old. They have tons of tread left, just tow once or twice a year and only a few miles at that but selling the boat soon and don't really want to sell it with old tires. Not seeing much in that size so curious what I could get to fit without new fenders.

Would reach out to Boatmate but it looks like they are closed like everyone else for now.  :( Thanks, 

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justgary

I'd sell it as-is.  Maybe the new owner wants different wheels.  Just tell them how old they are. 

Etrailer.com has a variety of tires; did you check their site? 

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williemon

Put whatever trailer tire brand your local tire shop has. Several calculators online that will allow you to play with sizes. I have a 2007 bm single axel trailer designed for an i ride i use for my vlx sunsetter. It has 225 75 15 tires. Sell with new rubber and out of town buyers won’t have to worry about issues trailering home after sale.

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electricjohn

My 03 boatmate came with Good Year Marathons. Finally going to replace them this year, if you want a review on the Marathons.

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Eagleboy99
11 minutes ago, electricjohn said:

My 03 boatmate came with Good Year Marathons. Finally going to replace them this year, if you want a review on the Marathons.

Mine are due for replacement so sure - a review would be great.  I am sure my local shop will slap whatver rand (like is what is on there now) on my single axle that sees maybe 150 kms/yr.  Maybe.

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williemon

Just an observation with my experience, when i bought my 01 a few years ago, it was 3 hrs away from me. I made sure the dealer put new tires on it and i speced load range E tires. They were just a generic brand but i ran 80 pounds of pressure always. Still only got 4 years out of them before a belt let go in both of them after a 6 hour round trip. 

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electricjohn

They had not given me any problems in 17 years.  Tires were used about 2000 miles annually and trailer sat in a car tent when not in use, so no sunlight. One thing that may have been in my favor was trailer (boatmate) was a tandem axle with only a 3000 lb boat on it.  I always overinflated tires when not use and rotated every two years. Plenty of treadlife left.

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oldjeep
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The newer Goodyear endurance are very good tires.  Put a set on last year

Edit - I think I bought them at E-trailer - 205/75R14  D rated

Edited by oldjeep

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BlindSquirrel

+1 for the Goodyear’s. I think I got mine for around $125 each at discount tire, if you have those where you are. If not, you can order them online.

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RyanB

I took the OEM junk tires off my Malibu the first year that the Endurance came out.  I tow a lot, and they have served me well.

I do agree with the other comment about just selling as-is though.  You certainly won't get the money you put into it out of the sale, and I doubt it would help you sell the boat any faster.

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