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Trailer tires

Postby jschneib » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:19 pm

Newby here with questions about tires.

I recently bought a small, homemade teardrop wood trailer that came with 5.7-8 tires on 5 lug wheels. I believe the wheels are 5-115 bolt pattern. Considering installing some larger diameter wheels and tires to gain some ground clearance. The trailer is very light and won't be loaded very heavy.

I would Like to hear your thoughts on using a passenger car tire vs a trailer rated tire and going to the larger setup.

Thanks.

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Re: Trailer tires

Postby tony.latham » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:16 pm

jschneib wrote:Newby here with questions about tires.

I recently bought a small, homemade teardrop wood trailer that came with 5.7-8 tires on 5 lug wheels. I believe the wheels are 5-115 bolt pattern. Considering installing some larger diameter wheels and tires to gain some ground clearance. The trailer is very light and won't be loaded very heavy.

I would Like to hear your thoughts on using a passenger car tire vs a trailer rated tire and going to the larger setup.

Thanks.

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Radial passenger or light truck tires are great to run on single axle trailers. :thumbsup:

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Trailer tires have stiffer sidewalls to take the abuse from twin axle trailers that put additional pressure on the side of the tire during a tight turn.

And the taller the tire, the smoother the ride on rough roads.

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Re: Trailer tires

Postby swoody126 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:39 am

a feature that has been plaguing folks running "ST" (trailer) specified tires is their 5 YEAR(from manufacture date) LIFE SPAN vs. auto tires which have a reasonable life span of 10 years +

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Re: Trailer tires

Postby Padilen » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:02 am

Are your hubs studs or holes? I ask because I used my 5 on 5 wheels to push my CTC in my pole barn. They are mounted on hubs with bolt holes. My CTC is 5 on 5 studs. They do not line up correctly. So you may need an adapter.

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Re: Trailer tires

Postby Shadow Catcher » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:00 pm

Goodyear is now making Endurance ST tires here is the US.
I used Micheline Harmony passenger tires, each of which has a load rating equal to the weight of the entire trailer after a number of folks here had catastrophic failures on grossly under loaded Chinese made tires.
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Re: Trailer tires

Postby halfdome, Danny » Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:13 pm

Shadow Catcher wrote:Goodyear is now making Endurance ST tires here is the US.

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I put a pair of those Goodyear Endurances tires on my teardrop a few months ago. :thumbsup:
Their nice looking and perform as expected.
I also like the sidewall scuff guard feature.
They replace this Made in China Carlisle tire/tires :thumbdown: .
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Re: Trailer tires

Postby MtnDon » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:09 pm

halfdome, Danny wrote:I put a pair of those Goodyear Endurances tires on my teardrop a few months ago. :thumbsup:
Their nice looking and perform as expected.
I also like the sidewall scuff guard feature.
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I liked the sidewall "guard" too. One reason I bought a pair as well.
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