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Old 08-15-2016, 08:56 AM   #51
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For those of you who subscribe to Trailer Life, Bob Livingston (IIRC) did a small write-up on Maxxis tires in this month's edition.

It was a good article, and I already have Maxxis tires on my trailer, so I didn't have to be "sold" on them. Two takeaways I got:

1) They're made in Thailand, but under close supervision by Maxxis, so quality is controlled to a much greater degree than other Asian plants where they're free to stamp out whatever they want under VERY loose control by the obscure name on the sidewall.

2) They're tested in excess of 80 mph at their load rating, but are "rated" at 65 mph to respect a trade treaty.

I like my Maxxis tires so far, and when the time comes I will likely replace with the same. The LR E tires I put on my rig are technically overrated for my trailer and offer good peace of mind. I would still recommend them.
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Old 08-15-2016, 09:16 AM   #52
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Thank you Camper Bob, this good information. I will feel confident to buy Maxxis tires for my trailer. I know there are factories around the world that make good products and I agree that many in China produce inferior products without any environmental or quality concerns. A guy doesn't want to take any chances with his trailer tires! Have a great day!
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Old 10-17-2016, 08:28 AM   #53
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I have a White Hawk 27dsrl and it has 14" wheels. Did you install larger wheels when you went with the Maxxis? I am considering 15" wheels and getting Maxxis 8008 tires LRE. Thank you in advance.
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Old 10-17-2016, 01:22 PM   #54
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My trailer (Eagle 266RKS) has 15" wheels. If your trailer has 14" wheels I think I would just look for Maxxis, Goodyear or Carlisle tires to fit your
existing wheels. I suppose if you really want to go with bigger wheels you should first check to make sure you have frame and fender clearance. Good luck.
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Old 10-18-2016, 12:38 PM   #55
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My new JayFlight has rainier ST, load range D tires. I inflate to 65lbs and check monthly and before each trip. Three questions: (1) Is it wise to purchase a wireless add on too monitor tire pressure and heat while driving? (2) What should be the maximum heat allowable? and (3) Since I'm looking at a couple of trips in excess of 5,000 miles do I need to replace the tires if I already have 5,000 miles on them?
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Old 11-13-2016, 10:56 PM   #56
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Thanks for sharing.
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Old 11-13-2016, 11:39 PM   #57
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My new JayFlight has rainier ST, load range D tires. I inflate to 65lbs and check monthly and before each trip. Three questions: (1) Is it wise to purchase a wireless add on too monitor tire pressure and heat while driving? (2) What should be the maximum heat allowable? and (3) Since I'm looking at a couple of trips in excess of 5,000 miles do I need to replace the tires if I already have 5,000 miles on them?
These are my opinions...
1) Several folks on this site have tire pressure monitoring and are pleased with them. Several have caught problems before a tire failed.
2) Usually the key to spotting a problem is a temperature difference among the trailer's tires.
3) There is no absolute mileage for the original tires. Some replace them immediately. I now have ~10,000 mi on my original tires. I think they are Rainier ST, but the trailer isn't here now. They still look good so I plan to replace them about a year from now. At that time I estimate they will be at ~13,000 mi and ~30 months. Time will tell if my decision was wise or foolish.
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I just bought Carlisle HDs in 205/75/R14 and load range D... up from C. Nice to be able to buy a LRD tire in this size, but my last experience with either Carlisle or Goodyear... several years ago.... wasn't good, especially the Goodyears. However, on the strength of some recommendations of friends with recent Carlisles, I decided to chance it. I had changed out the TowMax tires on my last one to Maxxis and they did fine for me. But the new owner had a tire failure on his second trip out. This may have been low air pressure or road hazard, or even excess speed, as they are neophytes. I tried to stress tire pressure when they left with it... but who knows. Anyhow... I'll be traveling a lot this year, so I should know if the LRD Carlisles were worth the price paid. OBTW... I found them at a much better price than Discount Tire had them for, but they matched that price and the manager even threw in metal stems for nada... I got 5 tires mounted and balanced with metal stems for $501- out the door.
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