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Old 03-18-2014, 01:52 AM   #1
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"Trailer King Tires"

Hello all, I'm a newbie to this fantastic forum but have been lurking for some time. I just picked up our new 27 foot White Hawk, . I was doing some research on the tires and can't find hardly any information on the Trailer King tires that came on it. They are St 205/75R14. Has anyone had any experience with these tires, and are they trustworthy. I don't want any blowouts on our firs long trip. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. John
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They are new. Not likely to blow out on your first long trip if you keep them properly inflated and don't drive over 65 mph.
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Old 03-18-2014, 06:44 AM   #3
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They are Chinese tires and are not reliable. I replaced my China bombs after about 2000 miles.
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Old 03-18-2014, 11:33 AM   #4
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Most if not all trailer tires nowadays are China bombs. Part of our "global economy". My current China bombs are on their third owner and 8 years old. I'm buying some new Maxxis quality imports this year just cuz their getting old.
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Thanks for the information. I was really surprised to see my White Hawk come with 14 inch tires. I don't know if there is a cut off in weight of trailer from 14 inch to 15 inch tires. I am a tire pressure nut, so I plan on inspecting and checking the tires on every trip.

I am thinking about getting one of those portable air compressors that plug in the cigarette lighter for road side adjustments.

Any suggestions on what all of you do for roadside air? Thanks everyone.
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Any suggestions on what all of you do for roadside air? Thanks everyone.
I carry a small compressor and my honda 2000i gen. I find many roadside gas stations do not have over 50 psi on their air dispensers. I need 80.

Best purchase was a TST pressure/temperature monitor system.
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I have to question the usefulness of "roadside" tire pressure checks. The spec on the tires are for cold inflated pressure. You would do better and have less stress by checking them in the morning before you leave and forgetting about them. If I'm going for a week, I may check them before heading home, but I don't angst over tire pressure.
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Last summer my TPMS alerted me to a low pressure on one my trailer tires. We could not find the leak and the facilities we pulled into did not have over 50psi.

Turned out to be a pin hole leak. Since then I carry my own air.
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I changed my new tow max tires right after picking up our new trailer. Dealer paid me $60 a piece for them, and had them install metal valve stems. Then bought the TST tpms with flow thru sensors. Tpms cost $250. So basically offset with what the tire dealer gave me for the towmax tires. Really happy now. Really cool to watch how fast the pressures and temps increase over a trip even with cool roads.
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I check my tire pressures in the driveway before we leave and don't worry about them until we leave on the next trip. You can pick up some small 110V air compressors with small tanks at Menards and or Harbor Freight that store easily and get the job done.
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