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Posted: 11/13/21 05:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Get all 4 if you can afford to all at one time. If not then get 2 on same axle and a month or two later get the other two.

It may help to back it down to 60 mph.

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Posted: 11/13/21 05:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi

I would replace all four and keep the best of the take off's as a spare.

I've had good results with Toyo.


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Time for 4 new tires.


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If a person doesn't trust the remaining 3 tires, why would you save one for a spare? Buy 5 new tires.


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Posted: 11/13/21 07:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

WayneAt63044 wrote:

If a person doesn't trust the remaining 3 tires, why would you save one for a spare? Buy 5 new tires.

For my use the spare is used to get me to the next tire shop to fix or replaced the ruined tire that was on the trailers axles.
Using a quality tire on the trailers axles means the spare may hang for many years before or even if its ever needed.
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I assume the stock tires, Castle Rock ST205/75R14, 8PR load range, D105/101L, are fairly cheap tires? I think maybe they are only 6 ply tires as it says 2 ply tread, 2 wire ply and 2 sidewall ply.

The 8pr (8 ply rated) is the "ply rating" (not actual number of plies). The tire has 2 sidewall plies which is the number of carcass plies but is equivalent in strength to the old tires of years gone with actual 8 plies.

Castle Rock tires ??
Not the best tire for cruising 8k-10k miles a year with lots of all day runs at interstate speeds.
Myself I would sell them to some one with a lawn service trailer and go with a Provider ST or the Endurance ST.
Years back I ran LT tires on my non rv trailers. We had lots of 14" sizes available but their all history now.

* This post was edited 11/13/21 07:37pm by JIMNLIN *


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ssthrd wrote:

time2roll wrote:

goducks10 wrote:

I would do all 4. GY Endurance in that size.
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I doubt if you will find a GY Endurance in the size you need. GY has stopped production until Feb.2022. If you need them now look at Maxxis M8008's or Carlisle HD. I have had Maxxis on 4 trailers with great results.


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afidel wrote:

goducks10 wrote:

haste maker wrote:

I am sure many will say I am full of **** but the best thing you can do is what I did when I had a TT...which is remove the "China Bombs" which are on all new TT and replace them with Light Pick-up Truck tires...


What LT tires do they make in 14"?


There are a few for VW vans that are 14" and in the correct width and load rating for travel trailers.


But the fact remains, in 14”&15” sizes, you can get significantly higher load capacity in comparable ST tires than the few unicorn LT tires that are still on the market.

OP, only 2 years old, and yes you have notably cheap tires. I’d consider a few things before scrapping them for new.
1. Are you going to use the trailer much or at all this winter? No point in new tires just sitting for 6mo or however long.
2. Are you relatively sure the failure was a defective tire? IE: Not a blow out from a road hazard or low tire pressure (for whatever reason).
GY Endurance are now considered the new “best “ trailer tire for a couple years running now.
For consideration, I have 2 sets of Kenda Karrier tires on our boat trailer and sled trailer. They’ve been good tires for 5&7 years respectively now. Are they too old? Maybe….likely.
But they’ve held up well and I’ll buy them again.


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But, that aside, OP, based on your original statement, I believe I’d replace them all. Cheap insurance and peace of mind.

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I would replace all tires. The age and condition would probably be the same and it is cheap insurance than having another tire blow.

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