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    Trailer tires

    For those of us who are still running the 14" wheels on the 29/302's triple axle trailers or for those who want to upgrade on the tandem axle trailers... Does anybody know if anyone makes a "heavy duty" radial 14" trailer tire...maybe more plys or ??? to help support the weight other then the std. Goodyear Marathon's or other std. 14" tires? I need to put tires on my trailer and am too cheap to change out wheels AND add tires on a trailer I don't think is worth too much to begin with....but need something to get me through another year or so until I get a new trailer...

    Since I work for Ford I can get tires for cost (just bout anything)...

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    Re: Trailer tires

    Dave,

    i know when i was helping Pipe Dreams with his tires and Trailer we were never able to find E rated 14" tires. I dont think Irish was able to find anything that worked real well. Busta had the same issue....... I think your going to find if you have a 29'+ you will need 15" wheels and tires.
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    Re: Trailer tires

    Thanks Will and I hear what you are saying.... Problem is I don't want to dump a grand in tires and wheels for a trailer, then adjust fenders etc if they don't fit the 15's etc...especially since it has rust in/on it... It would cost me ~$2500 + to rebuild (guessing)....but I can get a brand new Magnum with 15's, torsion axles, LED's etc for a tad over $5K (my buddy's uncle owns them or something so it is a brother deal)....just don't have $5K now to buy a new trailer.

    Keli and I want to try and get to more events but are not comfortable with the trailer we have now, especially with the set up and her hearing all the horor stories of tire blowouts and broken spindles...

    Thanks for the help Will.
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    Re: Trailer tires

    Hoss,

    The word was KUHMO 857's, 8 ply, load range D, speed rating Q (99 mph). Or Maxxis from the RV world.

    See what you can find on that.
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    Re: Trailer tires

    Dave,

    I understand where your are at, hopefully what Hookem located may be better than nothing but unfortunatly all the trailer manufactures that provided trailers for baja it seem were told that our boats were light as a feather. That just aint true.
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    Re: Trailer tires

    Thanks Perry, I will check them out for sure....

    Yeah Will I never understood that either when I was in the biz... and of course the GM's would scream about the price of upgrading trailers at the time...

    Oh well... Thanks all, I will lurk around.
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    Re: Trailer tires

    Wouldn't waste my time regardless the 3700# axles aren't enough for a 30' boat loaded and carrying fuel. We figured it out with Eagle and is why I upgraded to 6000# axles and 15" wheels and tires.

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    Re: Trailer tires

    Honestly this thread is sorta like a oil or towing thread. It all depends on how safe you want to feel while towing. I personally tow alot almost everytime I use my boat I'm minimum of a 100 miles from the house. I don't want to loose a spindle or a tire so I upgraded to the proper equipment...

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    Re: Trailer tires

    I don't think it's like an oil or towing thread or anything Irish, just a question about if anyone knows of any HD 14" tires? Just not wanting to spend a lot of money to "tide me over" until I can buy a new trailer and you know how much I "don't" tow. But I would still like to tow to Austin, Dallas area etc more often, maybe LSCR next year, Cumberland or something, just don't feel safe now with what I got. By the time you put 3 axles, re-do the brakes, add 15" alum. wheels and tires (plus spare's), keep in mind I also don't have a handy "pole barn" to work in at my leasure to do the work so I'd have to pay someone to do it....so after all that you are into it for what...exactly my point on a trailer that isn't worth that to begin with and that doesn't include the blasting, painting, doing lights, fenders etc. if you are already going that far.. Now if I had your Eagle or something nice and worth rebuilding that would be a different story, but my Road Runner trailer was built by 2 idiots railed up on an 8-ball with a welder and no shield, I don't think my center axle tracks straight either...but thats another story and another thread.

    I think if I remember from looking at the tires that are on there 2 or 3 of the 6 I have are the Kuhmo's, and the other 3 or 4 are sometthing else and the 2 spares are even more different, one is even plugged.
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    Re: Trailer tires

    Your missing my point....I'm saying there isn't a 14" tire rated to haul the load. The bearings in the hub aren't heavy enough. The brakes aren't heavy enough...Bottom line is some will use one oil others will tow with a F150 it's all on what you feel comfy with to tow. I upgraded cause every trip I go on is too far from the house to limp back. I saw 2 hubs go out with similar weight boats in 2 weeks. I've blown several tires. Regardless of the rim size the weak link is the bearings in the hub. I'm not trying to be a know it all, but I've been through it. Trying to avoid a repeat performance for you. If you want some spare axles and wheels though I have some.

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