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USMC46

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Posted: 08/26/20 12:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just bought a hardly used 2016 Escape 17b trailer. It has the original trailer tires (205/75/15) so I assume they were built in 2016.

I want to buy new tires for it. One shop recommended Power King but the wife found some bad reviews on them, and they are out.

I don't want anything Chinese. Would prefer U.S. made. Have had a couple of tire failures with Goodyear so am not too high on Goodyear.

Would appreciate any recommendations.

Thanks.


Jim & Carmel

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The longer a company makes trailer tires, the more bad reviews you’ll find. What was the real cause of those reported failures? Road hazard, excessive weight, sun damage, under inflation, age? Posters don’t ever say that. “Chinese” made tires isn’t a synonym for bad quality.


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Several of the new designed ST tires are performing well, including the GoodYear Endurance. The other two are Provider, and Carlisle HD. All three have a higher speed rating, due to the better design. You don't NEED to tow 80+ mph, but all three are designed to do so. I've run the Provider tires since 2012, with no issue, but time to replace them.

In your size, it will likely be off shore, or made in usa Endurance.

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If you've got room for about 1" more tire Hankook Dynapro AT2 RF11 in 235/75R15 might be an option, 109 load index and T speed rated which is more than you should ever need for a trailer.


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