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10-11-2009, 09:44 PM
I like to find A good tire that will last.
Has anyone got tires from dennis kirk or shade tree.
Ive got tires from fleet farm before and they seem to come apart a month later.
Size 20.5 x 8.00-10, 5 bolt
I got lots of tread on the trailer tires now but they all cracked and dryed out.
Maybe A good brand name tire from A tire store?
Any info will help thanks.
I got 1 at northern tool that has about 1400mi on it still good.dont remember size what ever comes on a 12ft triton with a clam.will prob buy 1 more this season. I think it was the same brand as stock
10-11-2009, 11:14 PM
Maybe I'm just lucky, but I have over 6,000 miles on my tires over the past 4 years. Bought them at Fleet Farm. Trailer is always stored outside. Just make sure you keep the right pressure?
Only a 2 place trailer though...
10-12-2009, 10:24 AM
Stay with at least a 4-ply tire. I agree with blutooth. Most of the tire problems are due to under inflation.
10-12-2009, 12:16 PM
Many of these tires are made in China, like automotive and it is getting hard to find tires made in the USA.
Those at F & F will surely be chinese made, and that might be part of the problem.
I tried to put a patch on a brand new wheel barrow tire and tube from F & F caust the tube leaked from day one.<font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font> won't hold and try and find a tube made in the USA....good luck.
I have had similar issues with the "new" tires. I had my 2 place overhauled which included new rim's & tires. The tires began to check all over the sidewall within 7 months. I had this issue on both sides. The trailer doesn't see any direct sun while not in use. The only thing I can figure is that the tire's were probably warehoused too long & were actually aged by the time they sold. I did eventually get decent replacements. Go figure, the original tires went 12 years without a sign of checking which I changed because I felt it was time to freshen up the whole trailer. The best brand of tire I can think of for a trailer would be Carlisle.-Mezz
10-12-2009, 07:52 PM
I have had good luck with Carlisle tires. Check your axle to see if it got bent. I hit a deer a few yrs. back and ran over the deer never thinking about the trailer behind me. Well the deers impact bent my axle on the trailer just enough to make the tires wear out fast. Fixed the axle and no problems since. Are you over loading the trailer with whimpy tires?
10-12-2009, 09:51 PM
+1 on overloading - a buddy of mine has a tendency to overload his trailer... not with sleds, but with everything else and his tires certainly show the wear.
+1 on Northern Tool - neat tread pattern, at least compared to the Farm&Fleets that I had purchased in the past. But I never had bad luck with them either. Never used one from Fleet Farm, but I presume they're either identical or similar to the Farm & Fleets.
I'm using 18.5's however.
Are you using flats or roundys? The flats tend to be perfect until they blow out and the roundys tend to wear off-side on my trailer. The one from northern tool is a flatter profile but still a little roundy. I think the rounded ones offer less rolling resistance.
10-13-2009, 12:30 PM
I have had similar problems with tires in the past and have used fleet farm tires (20.5x8.0x10). The problem with the fleet tires are they are a c rated tire and are not recommended to exceed 60 mph. I was traveling out west and had several tires with tread seperation. Never had an issue to date driving localy. Went to a tire dealer to enquire and he recommend a Carlisle tire with an E rating. They are pretty stiff (90#s of air) and are rated for 1350 lbs. And as always keeping them properly inflated is most critical. They are a little pricy, about $90, but when you are forced to buy tires on the interstate that becomes fairly reasonable.
10-14-2009, 08:45 AM
Thanks to all for the info, I looked online and found A place in delaware that sells carlisle tires E rated for $130 a tire + shipping and made in the USA. I looked local All I can find is C rated. Im going to keep looking , I mite have to special order it. I use my trailer to go up north 6 to 8 times a year so I like A good tire. I use trailer for sleds only.
10-14-2009, 10:23 AM
This thread might already be dead, but did you check west marine?
10-14-2009, 09:14 PM
Might try the Tire rack web site, I don't know if they have trailer tires though.
10-14-2009, 10:39 PM
try www.northerntool.com (http://www.northerntool.com) go to the tire section.
10-15-2009, 01:27 PM
Go to Pioneer Rim and wheel 800 888-1358.
10-15-2009, 01:43 PM
You might also try tredit tire, they are based out of Elkhart, In
10-15-2009, 11:07 PM
how about just the wheels have tires need wheels. Any ideas?
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