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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-05-2013, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
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Trailer tire replacement?

I'm looking to replace all my trailer tires in the next month or so. I've been looking around at options and wanted to seek some opinions and maybe other options I have not thought of. I have been leaning towards the Goodyear Marathon trailer tires, they around about $100 plus mounting most places I find them. Otherwise I could go get the really crappy tires that came with the trailer again at farm and fleet for about $82 plus mounting. Anyone else have recommendations of brands and locations to get them...I am in the NW burbs if that maters.

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what size trailer and how many axles?
How many miles do you think you put on it annually?

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6x12, single axle. 5000 or less miles a year. usually at most is hauling 2 sport bikes, and other usage is moving random stuff, no loads over a ton, most under 1200#

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do not go cheap and try using LT type tires, the demands of trailer service are far different than a light truck or car

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Thanks Jason I'll check into that, The current tires I have are ST rated.

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st is the trailer designation, lt being light truck

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Hear alot of people praising Maxxis radial tires for trailers. Some refer to marathons as "the bomb" and really go BOOM.

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Ive had Maxxis, marathon, carlisle and goodyear (all ST).......the only one that didnt blow on me are the goodyear. Your mileage may vary, and ALWAYS check the pressures before during and after towing Some people are surprised to learn that these things run at 50 PSI.

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50 psi is normal and can go more depending on the load carried. But yeah, alot of people are surprised, even though its on the side wall.

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