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    CUSSIN UP A STORM !!!

    OK-- What is the deal with these $%^&* trailer tires ???

    I've currently got a set of Carslile Load range C ply tires with around 2-2.5k miles, bought at the end of summer 05. 5.30x12

    Robin looked in the mirror and said the right tire looks funny. We stopped to check. AGHHHHHHHH!!!

    This is the FOURTH tire I've had the tread disintegrate on while on the interstate. This one had chunks out of the tread.

    I check the pressure before starting out. I carry two 04 GTX w/ gas. Roadmaster trailer. Tire load rating (C) should be with limits eh ?

    Am I expecting too many miles out of these tires ? Was I just born under a badddddddd sign ?

    I hate to have to buy a new trailer JUST to get larger, radial (read DECENT) tires but I dread the thought of $17k worth of skis sliding down the interstate !!

    Comments ?? OK-- I'll stop ranting LOL
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    No expert,but from what i hear Carlise tire's suck....spend the extra $$ and get Goodyear marathon radials.....way better tire AND ride...

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    while you are working on the trailer dont forget to pack the wheel bearings. speaking of which replacing tires and packing my bearings this weekend

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    I keep the bearings greased well. I check them aling with the tire pressure. I usually give them a shot of grease every 2-3 outings just 'cause.

    Question-- How many miles should I expect to get out of a set of bearings before I need to replace them ?

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    I checked mine after 12,000 still looked great. plenty of grease

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    These 4 strokes are HEAVY. Especially with 12" tires. I've blown 12" trailer tires with ONE XPL on a single place trailer. All my trailers have 14" or 15" wheels and I go with he heaviest rated radial tire I can get. I still get one or two blowouts a year. Here's my latest blowout, 80MPH on a dual trailer hauling only one XPL.
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    With the heavy 4strokes you will need a higher load range tire.

    Go with Goodyear Marathons.........


    You are over the load capacity fo rthose tires.......

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    Why are you going 80 mph with a trailer ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Len
    Why are you going 80 mph with a trailer ?
    Yea, why the rush? looking for a bathroom to solve the emergency??

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    Update

    Thanks for the info--

    I haven't been able to find any 5.30X12 radial tires. All I can find are the same ply tires with the same (1050#) load rating.


    Tire shop here in town suggested larger tires 175/80 R13. Trailer shop looked at the trailer--
    -- New axle (3500 # and longer to accomodate larger tires)
    -- replace fenders (again.. larger tires)
    -- add additional bracing for new axle
    $ 435.00

    New tires and rims (x3) $ 380

    TOTAL $ 815-- OUCH for a so so trailer.....with no guarantee that the frame will continue to stand up under the weight.

    Got a price for a Shorelander 2413 (their heavier model with 185/80R13) for $1800 TTL plus spare tire/holder....


    Soooooooo..... time for a beverage to sit and think....

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