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    Trailer tires

    Need to put new tires on my trailer. It is an 18 +4 vee nose (18ft box with 4 more feet for the vee nose). dual 3500lb axles.
    I typically load it to about 4500 or so with to bikes, fuel, nitrous bottle, and gear.

    tires that came with it don't even really have a brand on them, likely chinese, bias ply 205/75/15.

    Are there any "good" tire brands out there or are they all chinese? All I see is Goodyear Marathon or name your brand chinese tires.

    Anyone use anything in particular or are they all the same chinese tire with different names other than the goodyear (which I believe is also made at teh same Chinese factories now from doing more research with the long haul RV forums...)?

    Pretty much everyone on the long haul RV side sayt to convert to 16" and use LT or goodyear G614 commercial tires. That;s not really an option for mine though, not much clearance.

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    I'd just dig to see if ANYONE made a 10ply in that size.

    Just put 5 new tires on my fifth wheel. All the bias ply tires were ripping apart with almost full tread still on them.

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    Maxxis makes a really good 6 ply in that size as well. Should work good for the weight the trailers rated.

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    I am going to measure teh rim width, I think I can put 225/75/15 tires on the trailer. The 10 ply tires require 75-80 psi to reach full load capacity (2800+lbs) but my rims are probably only rated to 50-60 psi. That said, The 10 ply tires will still far out perform the 6 ply 205's when inflated to 50-60 psi.

    I will measure teh rims to be sure they are not 5" wide...as long as they are at least 5.5, I thinkI'm going with the 225 tires. Heck, the 10 ply tires will probably support the trailer with out any air at all

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    You would be surprised what the 6ply radial will hold. I have been dealing this stuff around 10-12yrs. My sales Rep uses Towmaster 6ply on his motorhome he swears by them

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    Just received a shipment of tires and I just happen to have a 205/75/15 to use as an example. This is all I ever use. 7x16" enclosed with bike, tools, bbq grille, jambalaya pot, table, chairs and what ever else I can think of.

    I stopped worrying about names long time ago. Price and dependability is what I look for. The last set of 24" tires I had were off brands. Lasted 4yrs with hard mileage. Daily driver and tow/ family vehicle. I got just about 70,000 miles out of Diamond Back tires. That's unheard of with a 305/35/24.

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