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Old 01-20-2020, 10:21 AM   #1
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I've got a 12' single axle ranch king trailer and it is time to replace the tires. I believe they are 205x75x15. I don't mind spending coin for good tires (piece of mind and all). What brand does TBH recommend?
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Old 01-20-2020, 10:38 AM   #2
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For whats its worth, I was told the other day from a trailer guy that you can run whatever on a single axle trailer, trailer or small truck tires. However, a dual axle trailer needs actual trailer tires because the way they are designed to run together and turn. He wasn't a salesman by any means but I thought it was an interesting thing.
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Old 01-20-2020, 01:00 PM   #3
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For whats its worth, I was told the other day from a trailer guy that you can run whatever on a single axle trailer, trailer or small truck tires. However, a dual axle trailer needs actual trailer tires because the way they are designed to run together and turn. He wasn't a salesman by any means but I thought it was an interesting thing.
I can't wrap my head around his explanation. What difference would a single axle or tandem axle make on the way tires roll?
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Old 01-20-2020, 01:32 PM   #4
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Iím a fan of hankook trailer tires. I think it gets you the best bang for your buck.


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Old 01-20-2020, 01:36 PM   #5
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It could be the stress of push and pull placed on the sidewalls of tires on a tandem trailer during a turn. Specifically a tight turn where the two tires placed close to each other are fighting each other during the turn. A trailer tire sidewall is designed for these stresses where a regular tire is not. That being said we have run many sets of tires which were taken off of new trucks (replaced with mud grips) on lighter tandem trailers with no issues. I would imagine it is a bigger issue with extra heavy loads.
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Old 01-20-2020, 04:14 PM   #6
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Head on down to Discount Tire. They will fix you up and mount your tire so they will all roll together............LOL
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Old 01-20-2020, 05:03 PM   #7
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Carlisle or Goodyear. I have both.
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Old 01-20-2020, 05:10 PM   #8
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i have had good luck with samson and a few others. I usually get the thickest ply tire i can find on our big trailers. Same for cattle trailers.

On yours it wont matter much.

Hankook are good tires. Most peoples trailer tires dry rot before they wear them out.
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Old 01-20-2020, 05:44 PM   #9
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I hate Carlisle almost as much as I hate a thief. I prefer the Maxxis M8008 on my smaller trailers. Good heavy tire and haven't had any issues with them and they have been on for a few years now.
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Old 01-20-2020, 05:48 PM   #10
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Yes, it was based off how the sidewalls are made for turning. And I agree, the larger the trailer and heavier the load, I think it would be a bigger issue.
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Old 01-20-2020, 05:51 PM   #11
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Check out Interco's tires blem list the trailer tires are at the bottom of the list. I picked some up last year no problems what so ever.
https://www.intercotire.com/blem_list_0
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Old 01-20-2020, 07:14 PM   #12
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You can run any tire you want on a trailer, single or double axle as long as you take the tires/rims in. If you take the trailer in, it will get trailer tires, no question. I had that told to me at Wally World and Discount and IF the rims are over a certain age, get ready to buy rims also. More than one tire store told me that, not just soley Discount. The deal with whatever tire on a single axle and trailer tires on a dual axle has me buffaloed also. True on the sidewalls getting put to the test with a heavy load and a tight turn on a dual axle trailer.
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Old 01-20-2020, 08:08 PM   #13
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We use Hi Run 8ply on our trailers and recommend to our customers. We have had very good luck with them
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Old 01-20-2020, 10:14 PM   #14
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Nothing but premature blowouts with Carlisle
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Old 01-20-2020, 10:42 PM   #15
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Match tire for weight of trailer loaded down.
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Old 01-20-2020, 11:30 PM   #16
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Love the Maxxis 8008's on my boat trailers.
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Old 01-21-2020, 06:38 AM   #17
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I have the made in the USA Goodyear Endurance tires on three trailers and have had zero issues.
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Old 01-21-2020, 07:38 AM   #18
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I have the made in the USA Goodyear Endurance tires on three trailers and have had zero issues.


Same here on 4 trailers



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Old 01-21-2020, 08:02 AM   #19
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Yep I went Endurance tires for my boat trailer. So far so good.
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Old 01-21-2020, 08:13 AM   #20
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I just had a Carlisle tire come apart on me, had big chunks missing. I caught it just before leaving the lease. I took the tire to discount and they replaced it with a Goodyear trailer tire. I used to think you could put any car tire on a trailer but found out the hard way not to do it.
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Old 01-21-2020, 08:14 AM   #21
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I get the goodyear trailer tires. They have extra plies and I want to make sure they don't pop.
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Old 01-21-2020, 09:08 AM   #22
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I can't wrap my head around his explanation. What difference would a single axle or tandem axle make on the way tires roll?



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Old 01-21-2020, 09:24 AM   #23
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I've tried to replace my single axle trailer tires at WalMart, NTB and Pep Boys and they will only put trailer tires on a trailer tire. You want designated trailer tires on a trailer.
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Old 01-21-2020, 10:18 AM   #24
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Carlisle and GoodYear are the two worst tire manufacturers that there are. Period. Neither can make tire that doesn't separate, or is actually round.

Hankook, Greenball, Maxxis all make decent trailer tires.


I like radials. They're all I will buy anymore.

Also - and this is the biggie - get them balanced!

There are a lot of knotheads out there that say "they're just trailer tires, it don't matter" Yes it does! They're spinning at highway speeds. Why would you want something out of balance back there? Poor trailer handling, extra stress on the tires, extra stress on the bearings, etc.

Pay up, get them balanced.

Keep your air pressure where it belongs too.
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Old 01-21-2020, 07:58 PM   #25
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I can't wrap my head around his explanation. What difference would a single axle or tandem axle make on the way tires roll?
I am with you on this. I found this via a google search. It is interesting, #2

https://www.lesschwab.com/article/tr...questions.html
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