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Posted: 02/20/12 10:37pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

+1 on Maxxis.

I would not increase the Load Rating unless I FIRST made sure the rims were rated for the extra pressure. Usually stamped on rim rear, or in valley UNDER the tire.


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Francesca Knowles wrote:


Don't worry about the country of origin with the new tires. Despite Popular Myths, there's not a spit's worth of difference between manufacturing processes, and there's no way to know if the "origin" mark is genuine even if it mattered..
Bottom line:
Go to a tire place you trust and take their advice about what to equip your trailer with.
Do NOT trust your family's safety to the opinions of a bunch of anonymous posters like us.


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cargovanconversion wrote:

Francesca Knowles wrote:


Don't worry about the country of origin with the new tires. Despite Popular Myths, there's not a spit's worth of difference between manufacturing processes, and there's no way to know if the "origin" mark is genuine even if it mattered..
Bottom line:
Go to a tire place you trust and take their advice about what to equip your trailer with.
Do NOT trust your family's safety to the opinions of a bunch of anonymous posters like us.


Well said!

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As with all generalizations...this isn't true either.


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NHIrish wrote:

cargovanconversion wrote:

Francesca Knowles wrote:


Don't worry about the country of origin with the new tires. Despite Popular Myths, there's not a spit's worth of difference between manufacturing processes, and there's no way to know if the "origin" mark is genuine even if it mattered..
Bottom line:
Go to a tire place you trust and take their advice about what to equip your trailer with.
Do NOT trust your family's safety to the opinions of a bunch of anonymous posters like us.


Well said!

Van.



As with all generalizations...this isn't true either.


+1 and is not supported by droves of posters own experience here including me.


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amxpress wrote:

I suggest finding another tire store as they are totally misinformed, or better yet, they are lying.
It is the China built ST tires that have had a problem. In fact, there are not any ST tires actually built in USA.
If you are getting ST tires, check out Maxxis. They are by far the best ST tire on the market today. They make a Load Range E in your size, too. Here's their site: http://www.maxxis.com/Industrial/Trailer.aspx
If you can't find them locally, a reputable tire dealer can order them for you.
Don't forget to have your new tires balanced and install steel valve stems.

I have found one radial ST tire made in the USA lately, but it is a bit pricey (Titan Radial II). The Maxxis enjoy a good reputation. If your rims will handle 80 psi, you might want to consider going from the load range D to the load range E. It is available in your size from Maxxis. You will need to use metal valve stems if you do this.


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Another vote for Maxxis. I've traveled all over the east coast towing a very heavy 5th wheel. Only tires that we could get any life and security out of were the Maxxis tires in load range E.


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I am getting nervous now.. American or foreign? radial or bias? 8 ply or 10 ply? Our trailer is a 26 ft travel trailer and it tows beautifully on our f150. Should I just get the same kind of tires? I am so confused...

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JanVanDen wrote:

Last year we had to put all new valve stems in because they were dry rotten..


I recommend the high pressure snap in stems



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I got a couple of those bad one a few years ago. Cracked and ready to go at six months. I took the HP stems to the tire guy and he installed for free. I suggest you get some and take them with you when you get tires.

I would get same size tire with highest load rating. Fill only to lower of max pressure on tire or wheel. Next time I will probably get Maxxis, but I might go GY


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JanVanDen wrote:

I am getting nervous now.. American or foreign? radial or bias? 8 ply or 10 ply? Our trailer is a 26 ft travel trailer and it tows beautifully on our f150. Should I just get the same kind of tires? I am so confused...

Start another thread. Give us the GVWR, the GAWR, the OE tire size, load range and recommended inflation as stated on your tire placard. Bonus information is information on your rims (width and pressure or weight rating). We can run through your options and clear up the confusion.

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