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time2roll

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Posted: 08/13/22 11:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Gdetrailer wrote:

time2roll wrote:

Gdetrailer wrote:

Myself, Have used what every tires I can find which are readily available and never had drivability, stability or blow outs issues...
OK and my oem DUROs came apart at less than 3 years. One blew and the rest were separating. Denman Express was supposed to be a quality tire with higher load range. Again about 3 years and a tread came clean off but still held pressure to pull over for the change on the Los Angeles freeway. OK step up to MAXXIS and again 3.5 years and there is a tread separating as I want to leave town. Changed the tire and went with no spare but plenty of anxiety.

Next set Endurance, no issues over 4+ years. Although one did pick up a nail that I found before it leaked down. Probably time to replace these on age alone. Endurance is the ONLY set that held together.


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And yet, I have had several sets of those dreaded Carlisle ST tires that everyone on this forum called Bombs that never blew up on me..

Oh.. the hate and drama of the "arm chair tire gurus" on this forum..

As I said, if it makes you "feel better" run with it and be happy..
I understand Carlisle has improved their tire about 8 years ago. Last set or two were probably the good ones. [emoticon]


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Gdetrailer wrote:



Trailer tires are a long ways behind the driver, there are a lot of road "hazards" which your vehicle tires may miss but yet you end up with a blown tire on the trailer..


People just get way to wound up in the blame game..


I am surrounded by 7 campgrounds that are within 10 miles of my house, all accessed by two lane state, county, or township roads. I see and get behind a lot of people pulling travel trailers or 5th wheels and most have one thing in common, they don't know how to drive when towing. Almost everyone I see can not negotiate a curve or corner without getting a trailer wheel somewhere it does not belong, such as on the shoulder or over a curb. In one small village that is between the interstate and a KOA, with 5 tight 90 degree curves on a two lane state road, I've only seen a few go through there that did not clip a concrete curb, most clip one multiple times, and most don't even slow down much if any through there, they clip them at 30-40 mph. I seen one guy do it so fast that both tires left the ground.

Take a walk on any road shoulder and you'll see it looks like the hardware aisle at Lowes.

The tire does not know the driver is an idiot.


I have a burn barrel in my yard.

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Posted: 08/14/22 09:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Date codes, yeah, what are they? LOL Do you know how to read them? Gee, there is so much tread left.... air compressor, carry one with you? Infrared thermometer?

great for quick checking tires, ..all about the same temp, good. One hotter than the others, bad.

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I’ll make sure I buy the cheapest tire next time since they’re all the same and it’s a placebo effect. Same goes for my truck tires and shocks. You guys just saved me a bundle of money.

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By tracking, I mean traveling on a straight stretch of road, the truck and trailer travel in a straight line as one unit. I don't feel the trailer wiggling independently. Not much, but I can feel it. ST tires have stiffer sidewalls than LT tires. Doesn't make much difference going straight down the road. Significantly underinflated tires can make a big difference in how much the trailer moves around independent of the truck.I run my LRE tires on the trailer at 70 psi as that is compatable with the weight on each tire. When towing, I run the LRE tires on my Ram CTD at 60psi front and 70psi rear which is what the door sticker says. I run all the truck tires at 50psi when running empty. I have very even tread wear. I get 50,000 miles out of a set of Michelin ATs on the truck.

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Posted: 08/14/22 12:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

canoe on top wrote:

By tracking, I mean traveling on a straight stretch of road, the truck and trailer travel in a straight line as one unit. I don't feel the trailer wiggling independently. Not much, but I can feel it. ST tires have stiffer sidewalls than LT tires. Doesn't make much difference going straight down the road. Significantly underinflated tires can make a big difference in how much the trailer moves around independent of the truck.I run my LRE tires on the trailer at 70 psi as that is compatable with the weight on each tire. When towing, I run the LRE tires on my Ram CTD at 60psi front and 70psi rear which is what the door sticker says. I run all the truck tires at 50psi when running empty. I have very even tread wear. I get 50,000 miles out of a set of Michelin ATs on the truck.


Trailer wiggle comes from improper loading as well. In all my years of towing I can't say that my tires made a difference nor could I tell if it was the tires.There are so many variables how can one narrow it down to the tires. Glad you figured it out. After replacing my tires recently and going down the road nothing changed. I have loaded the rear heavy with wood, nothing changed. I have a Work and Play toy hauler 25ft. 100 gallon water tank mounted between the axles, empty or full, same.
2000 lb Polaris vs. Honda Ruckus ,same. It pays off to have your WD hitch properly adjusted and for the driver to fully understand what it is doing. FWIW, the salesman who set it up when you picked it up, nope.....

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Posted: 08/14/22 12:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

dust wrote:

Help me to understand what "difference in tracking" means.

Best way to feel what trailer tracking can feel like is drop your trailers tires psi down by 50 percent then take off down the highway and make sudden lane changes.
Lots of over steer from the trailer.

Everyone has different tolerance for tracking (truck or trailer) issues.
Some can feel it and others just live with it.


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Posted: 08/14/22 03:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

gopherslayer wrote:

I’ll make sure I buy the cheapest tire next time since they’re all the same and it’s a placebo effect. Same goes for my truck tires and shocks. You guys just saved me a bundle of money.


Your welcome.

Only blowout I've had in 40yrs of driving including around 60,000miles towing was when a leaf spring on the trailer broke, swung out and ate the side of the tire.

Always buy off brand of the appropriate weight rating. Current tires that came with the trailer have just shy of 10,000miles and look and ride fine. About 1,300miles into a 10,000mile trip to Alaska currently.

When hooking up and removing the X-chocks, I make a point of checking the pressure things on the valves and verbally announcing tire good 4 times as I look at each (also check the brake lights, do a final walk around after pulling out of the site and brake check before hitting the road).

Once you get a good pattern, it really doesn't take much time. Assuming we don't need to dump the tanks, we can go from sitting inside to on the road in about 10min without rushing (slow is fast and fast is slow).


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Posted: 08/14/22 03:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When in the market for new trailer tires, I started a thread on a forum asking the question: Other than longevity, what should I be looking for in a trailer tire, better traction, easier scrubbing, more resistant to side loads, better braking performance, puncture resistance, etc.?

Not a single response touting a tire's features or performance. I ended up with Endurance tires and they tow no differently than the previous Towmax tires.

I can say the shallow tread depth of the Endurance tires may contribute to less squirm, but I can't tell from the truck.

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