Originally Posted by Murphie
I'm wondering if we would even be at this junction if the Jayco trailers came with a set of tires that had a more reliable record. I realize that you can have a blow out or flat regardless of tire or brand but I'd feel better if I was able to trade up to a better tire. I vaguely remember reading about someone who was able to get into a better tire for his trailer by changing to a larger profile/size. Is there a better option out there that your aware of?
I think you have something there. I have read recently in Trailer Life Mag, where a fellow was plagued by tire blowouts. His trailer came with 15" tires. He upgraded to 16" tires and has since gone many thousands of miles with no trouble at all. In both situations the tires were Goodyear Marathon. I have also read in a different spot, that typically car tires are run at about 30% of rated load, where as many TT tires are run at 80% to 90% of rated load. This article went on to say that to avoid TT tire failure, the best approach is to not run them at that percent of rated load, and to go larger if a person needs to achieve that. Maybe this is the key, aside from the usual pressure and age factors.
Just calculated, and in my particular case, I'm roughly at about 69% of rated tire loading on my TT.