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Posted: 01/29/20 03:01am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

BarryG20 wrote:

I also would look at the gy endurance

You might think about the 215 size instead of the 205 size as it gives you a bit more weight capacity and isn’t any larger diameter so should fit fine. Though not knowing the weight of your trailer you may not need any additional weight capacity cushion
??????
All other specs being the same, a 215 WILL be taller than a 205.
Not saying it won't fit, or that it's a bad idea.... Just that it WILL be taller



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1. look at the side of the tire and look for numbers like "122/05" that is the week and year the tire was manufactured. Many RVers keep tires for about 5 years and then replace them.
2. Look at the possibility of switching to 15" rims for more tire capacity and stability.
3. I prefer to have the highest rated tire that will fit on my trailer i.e. G rated tires on my 15th. wheel..
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This! Go to the highest load rating you can; I’ve gone through several brands of tires and it wasn’t until I went up two load ranges (now with G rates on my 5th wheel too) that I’m comfortable with my tires! This is the best advice you’ll get.

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Ive been pleased with Maxxi tires and not pleased with Carlile blowouts.

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Huntindog wrote:

BarryG20 wrote:

I also would look at the gy endurance

You might think about the 215 size instead of the 205 size as it gives you a bit more weight capacity and isn’t any larger diameter so should fit fine. Though not knowing the weight of your trailer you may not need any additional weight capacity cushion
??????
All other specs being the same, a 215 WILL be taller than a 205.
Not saying it won't fit, or that it's a bad idea.... Just that it WILL be taller


A 215 70 14 will be the same height as a 205 75 14, jus a bit wider.

With hat said I would only consider the Carlisle HD tires.


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Huntindog wrote:

BarryG20 wrote:

I also would look at the gy endurance

You might think about the 215 size instead of the 205 size as it gives you a bit more weight capacity and isn’t any larger diameter so should fit fine. Though not knowing the weight of your trailer you may not need any additional weight capacity cushion
??????
All other specs being the same, a 215 WILL be taller than a 205.
Not saying it won't fit, or that it's a bad idea.... Just that it WILL be taller


I'm looking also to change to a 215 overall diameter is 1/4" bigger with 14" rims

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dodge guy wrote:

A 215 70 14 will be the same height as a 205 75 14, jus a bit wider.

With hat said I would only consider the Carlisle HD tires.


I think there is something wrong with your calculator. A 215 75 r14 tire has a Diameter of 26.7 inches while a 205 75 r14 tire has a Diameter of 26.1 inches. Not a significant difference, but the 215 is a taller tire.

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If you go with the GY Endurance, make sure your rims are rated for 65 psi. The 14” D tires have plenty of load capacity for a trailer of 7000 pounds gross.
The 205 will carry a bit over 2000 pounds each and the 215 about 200 pounds more each. Either will be adequate.
I have the 215/75/14’s on mine and have been very satisfied.


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I put bias ply Carlisle on my trailer it is about the same weight as yours. I get them rotated each year and have had no problems.

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I got my info from tire Rack as they have a nice screen that shows all the specs of the tire sizes in one screen it shows them to be the same diameter if that is wrong my apologies.

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Goodyear&tireModel=Endurance

However, now after a quick check on Goodyears site Tire Rack does appear to be wrong. Goodyears site shows that there is in fact a difference as was stated after my post of 26.1 vs 26.7 diameter so my apologies for providing incorrect info. As for my trust in Tire Rack it has now wavered and in the future will verify with the manufacturers website in regards to tire info I glean from Tire Rack.

That being said I personally would still consider going up to that size depending on what my trailer weight was to gain a bit more tire capacity cushion if I thought it was needed but unknown without a trailer weight. That is if the 6/10's of an inch in diameter increase is still doable on the trailer

PS Don't remember who brought it up but whomever good catch on my mistake


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