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Old 08-04-2015, 09:06 PM   #1
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Good replacement tires?

So far I have about 3k on my factory installed 2015 Whitehawk 28dsbh tires. They are holding up fine but I am reading lots of horror stories of typical import stock trailer tires. Mine are ST205-75r14c. Any recommendation on better quality replacement tires when the time comes?

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Old 08-05-2015, 08:40 AM   #2
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What brand are they? I've done a lot of searches and reading on this issue. The "horror stories" are pretty much limited to TowMax brand 15" and 16" tires. I can't find anything regarding issues with 13" or 14" TowMax tires (mine are 13" and I'm in my 3rd season with them). All other brands seem to be no better or worse than average.

Keep in mind that any tire can fail. Follow "tire best practices"; keep them cold inflated to the PSI listed on the sidewall, never exceed the speed rating listed on the sidewall (65 mph for most STs, some are higher), stay under the max weight rating listed on the sidewall.
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Old 08-05-2015, 09:03 AM   #3
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My unit is currently in storage and I'm not sure exactly what brand they are. I would assume its whatever Jayco puts on all there travel trailers. Thanks for the input.
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Possibly Rainier brand tires.

I just replaced all 5 tires on my trailer, including the spare. I went with Maxxis tires because of all the good things I read about them.

In my opinion, a lot of tire problems stem from driving too fast. Most trailer tires are only rated for 65mph max. I stay around 62 mph and never exceed 65. I see people towing at speeds as high as 80mph. Some trailer tires are rating for 80mph depending on their size and construction but most are not. Some people install LT tires on their trailer just so they can tow it at higher speeds.

To each his own.
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Old 08-05-2015, 09:13 AM   #5
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I would recommend Maxxis Maxxis ST Radial Trailer Tires | Maxxis Tires USA
I would not recommend Goodyear Marathons, as I had 4 with tread separation after only 2.5 years and 6000 miles.
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Thanks. I will definitely consider those tires.
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Old 08-05-2015, 09:58 AM   #7
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I would assume its whatever Jayco puts on all there travel trailers.
Trouble is, that can change from year to year. Even within a model year that can change.
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Our Eagle came with Goodyear Marathons. I replaced them with same after three years and over 12k miles just to be safe. Discount Tire salesperson said their experience with Marathons was no worse than with the Maxxis. His advice was to maintain proper air pressure and not to exceed 65 mph.
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My 2015 Whitehawk came with the Rainier ST tires. Traveled over 5400 miles inside of three weeks this summer. Tires did okay.

If you replace, I would also go with the Maxxis. Bought a set for the TT we traded in last year after much research and are an excellent choice. Be sure the dealer balances them!

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