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Posted: 08/22/21 06:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Rbertalotto wrote:

I'm planning a big trip in a couple months. I use Goodyear Endurance 205/75R15 tires on my 7000pound travel trailer (15" wheels). Can't find these replacements or even the 225 size anywhere.


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Discount tire says Endurance in stock.

https://www.discounttiredirect.com/buy-tires/goodyear-endurance/p/32602


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Posted: 08/22/21 06:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Tire Rack?


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Posted: 08/23/21 05:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Consider Maxxis trailer tires. I've owned several sets of them and they were very good tires.


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scbwr wrote:

Consider Maxxis trailer tires. I've owned several sets of them and they were very good tires.


I've had Maxxis tires also . . . Very good tire


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Posted: 08/23/21 05:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Thinking about going LT Michelin truck tires.

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This is a great move for a 7000 lb trailer.
Just about every USA LT tire maker has a LT235/75-15 load C at 1980 lbs.
Goodyear Wrangler HT has a LT215/85-15 D load range at 2096 lb capacity.
Most LT tires gives us a 14-15/32" of tread depth which can be good for 40k-50k miles of service if you travel a lot of miles per year. ST tires like the new Endurance with only 8/32" of tread depth are better suited for those who travel short distances per year.
These two LT tires that their mfg has recommended for trailer use over the years;
Goodyear Wrangler H/T
Cooper Discoverer HT-3
Check other LT tire mfg for 15" sizes and load ranges.

Lots of mis info about LT vs ST is be posted on rv websites. Info like sidewall stiffness has long been shown to be myth from ST tire mfg/dealers like Discount tire adds that wants to sell you a ST tire.


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I run nothing but LT tires on all my trailers. Maxxis LTs on all my light trailers
https://www.maxxis.com/us/tire/bravo-series-ue-168/
I wear them out, not aged out.


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Well, I have four Goodyear Endurance 225/75R15 load range E coming from a dealer in Dallas......Interesting that it is the exact same price as quote from Discount tire...to the penny!


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Rbertalotto wrote:

Well, I have four Goodyear Endurance 225/75R15 load range E coming from a dealer in Dallas......Interesting that it is the exact same price as quote from Discount tire...to the penny!


Good call, you will get great service.


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Just info for anyone reading this thread. I have been running LT tires on both my 5th wheel and a gooseneck trailer. The LT tires are within the weight load rating of each trailer - also both 16". But for those doing research, LT tires are tested and true since they are truck tires, ST tires are not tested to the same standard. The are trailer tires and are designed to run straight. Yes, there is some comment about sidewall strength. But, do you think an LT tire does not have the same sidewall? It absolutely does and better, they are designed for on and off road truck usage. Ask any reputable tire dealer about LT vs ST, the only thing they can say is that an ST tire is designed for trailers and trailers mostly go straight. An LT tire is tested to much more stringent tests and will outlast an LT tire. Do yourself a favor and take a look at an ST tire and LT tire not mounted, the LT has a much stronger sidewall and overall better built tire.

On my gooseneck, the OEM tires lasted 10 years and only traded out due to cracking. I have learned a lot about tires and will not go that far again, but at 5 years old, I can sell them to some guy that needs good tires for his truck for $50 bucks a piece and he will get years of use before ever having an issue...

Just for info - I am running - Goodyear Wrangler H/T on both trailers.

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pianotuna wrote:

I'm happy with my Toyo tires.


Because Toyo trailer tires are a thing?


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