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Old 03-21-2018, 03:21 PM   #1
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I'm sure asked a bunch, What tires are recommended for sunset 250.
205 75 15. Any particular brand?
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Old 03-21-2018, 04:03 PM   #2
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I'm sure asked a bunch, What tires are recommended for sunset 250.
205 75 15. Any particular brand?
From the research Iíve been doing, the Maxxis 8008 and newer Goodyear Endurance (made in America) are the best for standard size trailer tires. When the tires get larger and higher ratings, there are a couple more brands that are popular. Iíll be going to the Goodyear Endurance next.
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Old 03-22-2018, 05:46 AM   #3
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I put the Goodyear Endurance on our trailer earlier last year and they are doing great! Feel much safer with them on the trailer over the stock 6ply tires. I went up a grade to an 8 ply 65psi tire and run them at about 58psi and the ride is much nicer and notice that the trailer seems to pull a little bit better too. Not to mention the speed rating on these tires are up at 87 as well. Not that I will ever get anywhere near that speed, I generally just set the cruise at about 63 and let it ride, but now and then I need to pass a big truck and knowing that I am not constantly riding near the limits of the stock tires that were on the trailer adds to a much more enjoyable trip. The stock tires were rated at 70mph max speed and 7200lbs max load at max inflation. Well the trailer is 6900lbs loaded out and I like to have a little bit more of a buffer zone of safety than that. Added bonus is the Endurance tires are made in the USA so it was a win win
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Old 03-23-2018, 06:15 AM   #4
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I'm sure asked a bunch, What tires are recommended for sunset 250.
205 75 15. Any particular brand?
I have the Maxxis mentioned above, I like them, had Maxxis on my old trailer and they lasted longer than I had the trailer. When I got them on the current trailer, Goodyear did not have their endurance tires on the market yet, or my dealer couldn't get them. I too went up a load rating on the tires when I replaced them.
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Old 03-24-2018, 05:50 PM   #5
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X2 on what Poppabear said. We're running Endurance. My apprenticeship some YEARS ago was with Goodyear and I'm still a bit tilted toward their tires. Not the only reason why we got em tho. The reviews I've read are pretty positive. BTW, we had Maxxis 8008 on our previous 5er and they're also a really good choice. Mf'd in Australia.
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Old 03-25-2018, 10:42 AM   #6
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Great info. Went with Maxxis after research. Better with 8 ply. Feel safer.
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Old 03-26-2018, 04:49 AM   #7
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I bought the Endurance last year and so far so good.
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Old 03-26-2018, 06:09 PM   #8
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I switched our 5th wheel over to Goodyear Endurance last year. The tires are doing great. I agree with the benefits mentioned in previous posts in this thread. I like the fact the tires are made in the USA.
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Old 03-27-2018, 05:45 AM   #9
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I'm sure asked a bunch, What tires are recommended for sunset 250.
205 75 15. Any particular brand?

We have the double slide version of your trailer. We put on Good Year Endurance in June of last year after only one season of camping with what the trailer came with. Which were Castle Rocks. If after 1 season of the original Castle Rocks, one tire blows, and the other has tread separation, I'm surprised this company hasn't been sued.
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I figure this is related to the current tire conversation so here goes. I will never use my trailer enough to wear out a set of tires. I have done a lot of reading on-line and I have read that one should never use a set of tires for more than 5 years on a trailer. This is because of time is the sun and sitting in one spot with a lot of weight etc. I feel that 5 years is a little harsh because if I include the spare in the equation I have to replace one tire each year to the tune of $200. I wanted to see if anyone has some experience on this.
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