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Posted: 11/14/21 12:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

bob213 wrote:

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.
My local Americas Tire (Discount Tire) has four in stock.


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I think etrailer also shows the Provider, and Endurance in stock in that 14" size. Either of these is a better choice than most, in that size.

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Thanks for all the great advice. I'm going to replace all 4 of the castle rocks with either the Goodyear or the Maxxis. My local discount tire appears to have both in stock.

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If you want the best and are willing to spend what it takes...
Go with Michelin XPS RIBs in 16". You will need new rims, and 6 lug drums to make it work. (That TT started out with 14" tires as well)
This was my solution in 2006 to constant tire failures. It was expensive, but worth it as I have never had another problem



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Posted: 11/15/21 09:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Manufacturing consistency is incredible now days. I've had light bulbs burn out within a minute of another. Rule of thumb: If an RV tire fails, replace with spare and drive directly to the tire shop. The others are getting ready to go.

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Huntindog wrote:

If you want the best and are willing to spend what it takes...
Go with Michelin XPS RIBs in 16". You will need new rims, and 6 lug drums to make it work. (That TT started out with 14" tires as well)
This was my solution in 2006 to constant tire failures. It was expensive, but worth it as I have never had another problem


Aside from this being almost 2022 and not 2006 when my boat trailers were spitting out 14" GY Marathons like Chiclets at a hockey game, your "sage advice" is not only very costly, but may likely require lifting the trailer suspension.
I can't think of a great reason to go through this for a single popped tire.....or even a marginal reason to do this on a basically new trailer, that, loaded to it's max gvw will have 16-1700lbs on each tire.

30% + factor of safety based on worst case scenario seems like more than enough. 100% factor of safety as you're proposing is the definition of overkill when I just looked it up in the dictionary!

Edit: I forgot, OP never even confirmed or even posted his suspicion as to the cause of the blowout. Yet you're recommending upgrading the entire undercarriage to what is under my trailer with a 13klb gvw.

Why not just recommend tandem duals, you know, for "safety?"


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I lost 3 China Bombs in a 2 week period.

1. Getting ready for trip and checking tire pressures and the spare had a strange bulge. Replaced it before the trip.

2. Tire blowout 15 minutes from destination. $4500 worth of damage. Happened in June 2021 and still waiting on one last part to fix.

3. On the way home, tire blew 20 minutes from home.

Change ALL your tires including spare.


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pbeverly wrote:

I lost 3 China Bombs in a 2 week period.

1. Getting ready for trip and checking tire pressures and the spare had a strange bulge. Replaced it before the trip.

2. Tire blowout 15 minutes from destination. $4500 worth of damage. Happened in June 2021 and still waiting on one last part to fix.

3. On the way home, tire blew 20 minutes from home.

Change ALL your tires including spare.



Ouch, sounds like the old Marathon days. I figured they called them Marathons because they’d run a long time but then you’d have a tire changing marathon!

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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"?


None..do what I did go to 16" tires & rims...have any more questions?


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haste maker 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"?


None..do what I did go to 16" tires & rims...have any more questions?


And why or how is this a good idea? See my response above.

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