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Old 06-05-2022, 09:11 PM   #1
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Tire advice please

One of our trailer tires just developed a huge bulge. So, I will need to replace it. Do I need to replace both tires? (We only have one axle.) If I do replace only one, does it need to match the good one that is on the trailer now? Tia!
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Old 06-05-2022, 09:32 PM   #2
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Just my opinion--- I would replace them both. If one developed a bulge than there is a chance the other one may also and with a single axle trailer things can get pretty squirrely fast when you blow a tire. As to brand buy the best your budget will allow.
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Old 06-07-2022, 07:26 AM   #3
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Most definitely replace both tires. Make sure to do some research on tires and check the reviews on tires you are interested in. There are many opinions and views on tire types and brands.
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Old 06-12-2022, 02:19 PM   #4
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Replace both with ST tires, preferably 8 or 10 ply rating. Also get tires with the highest speed available.
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Old 06-12-2022, 02:53 PM   #5
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I agree, go with a heavier duty trailer tire.
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Old 06-12-2022, 02:55 PM   #6
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I don't know why he would want a 10 ply tire on the size trailer he has.
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Old 06-12-2022, 03:00 PM   #7
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I even have 10 ply on my utility trailer and it has dual axles with only a 7000lbs rating, but the price from 8 to 10 ply was not much more for more piece of mind.
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Old 06-12-2022, 05:18 PM   #8
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I am also in favor of replacing both tires. If one failed, it's likely the other is close behind. Since manufactures tend to put the cheapest minimum tires on, I would go one load range up. It will also pull better that way.
I got Goodyear Endurance tires, and I love them.
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Old 06-12-2022, 07:16 PM   #9
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The only problem with running a heavier tire on a camper is that the original tire rating was designed in to the suspension to help absorb bumps. A heavier rated tire will carry more weight but deliver a harsher jolt to the camper when encountering pot holes and bumps. In the long run it may cause structural damage to your camper.

That said it is your camper so you do you.
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Old 06-12-2022, 08:44 PM   #10
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^^^^^ this. And max pressure based on tire specs is not needed. Run pressures based on actual trailer axle weight. This is especially true with rear kitchen models as the dishes tumble all over the place. Ask me how I know lol. I run 65 psi in tires rated for 80. Dishes stay put a little better.
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^^^^^ this. And max pressure based on tire specs is not needed. Run pressures based on actual trailer axle weight. This is especially true with rear kitchen models as the dishes tumble all over the place. Ask me how I know lol. I run 65 psi in tires rated for 80. Dishes stay put a little better.
Ditto!!

That is what I have been trying to convey to people for years.
lain, we use scoot guard on the shelves. It also helps keep dishes in place.
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I replaced my 4 tires with Goodyear Endurance Load range E, max pressure 65lb, I use 55-60 lbs.
The original China Bombs were load range D, max pressure 50lbs, and I kept it there.
The originals were 'squirmy' and bounced more, and felt like they had soft sidewalls, even at max pressure. They also came apart at a very inconvenient time. I use a TPMS (which saved me from disaster), so I know the tire was at pressure.
The new Endurance is firmer tire, much better ride, even though they are one load range higher. This is the tire that should have been on the trailer from the start.
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^^^^^ this. And max pressure based on tire specs is not needed. Run pressures based on actual trailer axle weight. This is especially true with rear kitchen models as the dishes tumble all over the place. Ask me how I know lol. I run 65 psi in tires rated for 80. Dishes stay put a little better.
Agreed, when you change tires run them at the PSI recommended for the trailer. Just like a car, when you change tires, you don't run them at the tire's recommended rate, you run them at the PSI the manufacturer recommends for the vehicle.
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