Thread: Trailer Tires
12-22-2007, 06:13 PM #1
For those of you needing new tires/wheels on your ski trailer I found some cheap over at Tractor Supply. My trailer uses the 4.8x12 tires, and the 5x4 1/2 bolt pattern... They had the tires already mounted on white painted wheels for $41 a piece! So for 82 bucks total I ogt new tires and wheels! That seems pretty reasonable to me! I just thought id pass that on to you guys looking for tires/rims!
12-22-2007, 09:14 PM #2
- Join Date
- Jul 2005
- Central North Carolina
Hot set up on trailer tires get load range "C" NOT "B" or even get "D" rated . Some of the cheep tires you see are all "B" rated tires
Last edited by 2fast4u; 12-22-2007 at 09:49 PM.
12-22-2007, 10:05 PM #3
this guy really hooked me up over the summer. he's willing to cut a deal outside of ebay to save some $$ too if he doesn't have what you need listed, he can most likely get it.
12-22-2007, 10:45 PM #4
I had C-rated bias ply tires on my trailer when I got it. I had a tread peel after three years and bought some C-rated radials. They had an even higher weight rating than my first set. Now my trailer bottoms the tire out on bumps. It looks like they are low on air I check them and they are right where they should be. Mind you I have a heavier than usual trailer hauling a GPR and an SUV with 4 gas cans and the front mounted tool box with about 100# of stuff in it. I am considering going back to the bias ply tires. They were what the trailer mfg put on it and he set it up for these skis. I just do not feel comfortable on those long trips with these tires. Maybe brand has something to do with it these are Carlisle tires. I would think Radials would be better.
12-23-2007, 10:10 AM #5
Yea they may be B rated im not sure... I dont pull my trailer much, and the lake is not very far... I know they are Load Stars, thats the brand, seem pretty cheap to me lol. But I got a bargain, so im happy... I have three spares now though, because I have the original spare, and the old two tires that have descent tread left!
EDIT: I went out to put them on, and they are C rated!! I htought they were B's b/c they were so cheap, but I was wrong!
Last edited by kurt1200; 12-23-2007 at 05:08 PM.
12-23-2007, 10:36 AM #6
- Join Date
- Jul 2007
Carlisle radials are good trailer tires. Each load rating has an associated load weight. Figure up the total weight, ski/skis, fuel, tool box and trailer weight and use the apprpriate load rating...
osidebill, you should realy look at what load rating you should use. I have 2 XLT 800's and use an "E" rated radial tire by Carlisle. The cheep tires will leave you on the side of the road. Especially if you haul long distance.
12-23-2007, 10:49 AM #7
12-23-2007, 12:16 PM #8
12-23-2007, 12:29 PM #9
Now that is not a good sign. What brand are you running so I can stay away from them. As all I run are radials
12-23-2007, 03:09 PM #10
Carlisle tires. After I bought them Robsauto told me he had some and had nothing but problems. He got the tire company to exchange them for some Goodyears.
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