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What brand trailer tires are best? Iam looking for some to put on a 24' gooseneck trailer that has 7000# axles. I need a minimum of 10 ply. It has 235-85-16 on it now and they are Carlisle brand. They haven't been very good tires.
 

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duravis radials....run em on the dump trlr..theyre super good tires unless ya wanna go 17.5 then ya can get some indestructible tires
 

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3/4 or 1 ton truck tires. BFG, Firestone, GY take your pick. All trailer rated tires are junk. Peace of mind comes with a price.
 

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14 ply gladiators have been good to me. The steel belted sidewall really helps on a triple axle. Mine are 7.50 16s, same basic dimensions as the 235 /85
 

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I have some chinese Sailun 14 ply trailer tires.. they've been excellent... steel belts on sidewall = no sidewall bulge, which is very important on the gravel roads
 

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I run a Chinese tire, that is good for the money. A Wanlee. I also recommend a trailer tire not a truck tire. Truck tire is fine for a short haul. If your going the distance , a truck tire will leave you walking.
 
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Bigfoot":31gi3vgn said:
I run a Chinese tire, that is good for the money. A Wanlee. I also recommend a trailer tire not a truck tire. Truck tire is fine for a short haul. If your going the distance , a truck tire will leave you walking.

Why do u say that? Been reading online and some think truck tires are better some say trailer tires are.
 

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pricefarm":wzkkxwb9 said:
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I run a Chinese tire, that is good for the money. A Wanlee. I also recommend a trailer tire not a truck tire. Truck tire is fine for a short haul. If your going the distance , a truck tire will leave you walking.

Why do u say that? Been reading online and some think truck tires are better some say trailer tires are.

Side wall construction is the main thing. Traioer tire sidewall is designed for a load. It's not quit so obvious, until you put a trailer tire on one axle, and a truck tire on one near it. The truck tire looks like it'd get hot in due time. Just my opinion.
 

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pricefarm":3kqro3vl said:
That makes sense thanks Bigfoot

Probably not an issue on a run too and fro to the stockyard. Might be an issue if you ever went a long distance. I run literally anything that will fit my cow trailer. It doesn't go far. My horse trailer, I run ST tires on.
 

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pricefarm":t03as1f9 said:
What brand trailer tires are best? Iam looking for some to put on a 24' gooseneck trailer that has 7000# axles. I need a minimum of 10 ply. It has 235-85-16 on it now and they are Carlisle brand. They haven't been very good tires.

I'm honestly not one to bash a brand. I set out from western Kentucky to Fayetteville Tn. Once on 3 brand new Carlisle truck tires, and one 5 or 6 year old Michelin trailer tire. I blew all 3 Carlisle tires, and was carrying 2 spare tires. I was in good shape till I lost the 3rd. I didn't pursue it with the tire dealer, because they were truck tires on a trailer. Trailer only had 11 600 pound heifers on it. Shouldn't have been a problem for any 10 ply tire.
 

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Go with a 14 ply radial trailer tire you won't regret it
Wanli, Hankook, sailun or if you want to spend the money Michelin also makes one
The Hankooks are a few more $$$ than the other two
Have ran them for yrs and wouldn't run anything else
 
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pricefarm":32oqpcsf said:
What brand trailer tires are best? Iam looking for some to put on a 24' gooseneck trailer that has 7000# axles. I need a minimum of 10 ply. It has 235-85-16 on it now and they are Carlisle brand. They haven't been very good tires.

I'm honestly not one to bash a brand. I set out from western Kentucky to Fayetteville Tn. Once on 3 brand new Carlisle truck tires, and one 5 or 6 year old Michelin trailer tire. I blew all 3 Carlisle tires, and was carrying 2 spare tires. I was in good shape till I lost the 3rd. I didn't pursue it with the tire dealer, because they were truck tires on a trailer. Trailer only had 11 600 pound heifers on it. Shouldn't have been a problem for any 10 ply tire.

Well there trailer tires are not any better over the summer I blow 2 out of 4 of mine. That was with 14 roll of hay on the trailer 4x5 rolls.
 

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Bigfoot":4ojpxry6 said:
pricefarm":4ojpxry6 said:
Bigfoot":4ojpxry6 said:
I run a Chinese tire, that is good for the money. A Wanlee. I also recommend a trailer tire not a truck tire. Truck tire is fine for a short haul. If your going the distance , a truck tire will leave you walking.

Why do u say that? Been reading online and some think truck tires are better some say trailer tires are.

Side wall construction is the main thing. Traioer tire sidewall is designed for a load. It's not quit so obvious, until you put a trailer tire on one axle, and a truck tire on one near it. The truck tire looks like it'd get hot in due time. Just my opinion.

I have no personal knowledge but I ask a trailer sales company whether I should use trailer tires or truck tires. They said about what you said and they added that the contour of a trailer tire is different. It sets on a different profile because it is pulled. I am just attempting to repeat what they told me. IDK. But I think based on what they said, that I will replace my trailer tires with high quality trailer tires.
 

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pricefarm":16cjntyh said:
Bigfoot":16cjntyh said:
pricefarm":16cjntyh said:
What brand trailer tires are best? Iam looking for some to put on a 24' gooseneck trailer that has 7000# axles. I need a minimum of 10 ply. It has 235-85-16 on it now and they are Carlisle brand. They haven't been very good tires.

I'm honestly not one to bash a brand. I set out from western Kentucky to Fayetteville Tn. Once on 3 brand new Carlisle truck tires, and one 5 or 6 year old Michelin trailer tire. I blew all 3 Carlisle tires, and was carrying 2 spare tires. I was in good shape till I lost the 3rd. I didn't pursue it with the tire dealer, because they were truck tires on a trailer. Trailer only had 11 600 pound heifers on it. Shouldn't have been a problem for any 10 ply tire.

Well there trailer tires are not any better over the summer I blow 2 out of 4 of mine. That was with 14 roll of hay on the trailer 4x5 rolls.

Carlisle tires are the worst tires out there, truck or trailer. I had 5 of 8 with belt separations on my flatbed trailer last year, two of which blew. All had over 50% tread left and Carlisle wouldn't back them. My pickup developed the death wobble with a set of Carlisle's on it this fall, some new BFG's and it's not doing it for the moment.

FWIW, I use BFG Commercial truck tires on my trailers now with zero complaints.
 

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MoCrackerCowboy":124wzno3 said:
Go with a 14 ply radial trailer tire you won't regret it
Wanli, Hankook, sailun or if you want to spend the money Michelin also makes one
The Hankooks are a few more $$$ than the other two
Have ran them for yrs and wouldn't run anything else

^^^ this. I ran the 14 plys in various brands on my 40' GN trailers hotshotting in the oilfield for years, vast improvement over 10 plys. I liked the Hankooks, mainly because I got a good deal on them. When my trailers with 7k axles need new tires, I change them over to 14 ply's.
 

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On the radial 10 ply tires my trailer came with, EVERY SINGLE TIME I took it out, it had a flat.. I live on a gravel road, and the gravel would work its way right through the tread..

This old chevy truck is crowding the 4 ton mark... (4400kg/10,000 lb empty when it had the stock rack)... trailer tires don't even feel it
 

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I have 235/85x16 Uniroyals on my Horse Trailer. The Trailer has maybe 6k on it since bought new. One day I drove my Tractor near the Trailer and noticed what looked like a Squirrel sitting on top of one tire, I thought that was strange. Later when I passed by the Squirrel was still there, so I took a closer look. The Squirrel I saw was the steel belts of a blown out tire. The tire blew out while parked and empty. I called Uniroyal and they said they do not warranty their Trailer Tires
 

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kerley":2a1xxz4a said:
I have 235/85x16 Uniroyals on my Horse Trailer. The Trailer has maybe 6k on it since bought new. One day I drove my Tractor near the Trailer and noticed what looked like a Squirrel sitting on top of one tire, I thought that was strange. Later when I passed by the Squirrel was still there, so I took a closer look. The Squirrel I saw was the steel belts of a blown out tire. The tire blew out while parked and empty. I called Uniroyal and they said they do not warranty their Trailer Tires
Trailer tires will fail just setting no matter the miles. Had it happen a lot. Tires get old and rotten.
 

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I pull a 24' stock trailer a minimum of 200 miles a week, some weeks 3 times that. I've never run 14 plies, but I think the Carlisle's that have come on every trailer I've ever bought new are 12 ply (load range F). On the trailers I run that kind of miles those tires seem to last around 2 years. I've always replaced them with good quality 10 ply LT's. They last about 2 years, too. The tread is always good, but it seems to me like there's often a little discoloration in the sidewalls when they're about to fail. Inevitably if I keep running them after I start seeing that, I'll have a blowout (or 2 or 3) in a couple of weeks.

Something I've always thought about is that ST tires are usually rated at a maximum speed of 65 mph, while the LT's are rated for 80+. I usually don't run over 65 loaded anyway, but a good chunk of my miles are interstate and I do run 70-75 empty sometimes. Some of those Carlisle's have failed running empty and fast down the interstate.

I think a few of the ST's - maybe the Goodyears, are rated for 75 mph. I may give them a try on my aluminum next time.
 

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