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Old 05-17-2017, 04:36 PM
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What's a good boat trailer tire. If boat and trailer is about 4600 pounds with tandem axle. 215/75/14 are on there now but time for new tires. Do I get steel belted, radials or what kind name brand . Thanks
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Old 05-17-2017, 04:41 PM
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Goodyear Endurance
Load range D
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Old 05-17-2017, 06:05 PM
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Goodyear Endurance
Load range D
^^^^^^^ What he said. Made in "USA" too.

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...odel=Endurance

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Old 05-17-2017, 06:34 PM
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Goodyear Endurance
Load range D
I just bought these for my boat trailer yesterday, I'm done using Carlisle tires
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Old 05-18-2017, 05:21 AM
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Before you purchase new tires, take your fully loaded boat and trailer and run the loaded rig across a good scale.


Take the total weighed weight of the trailer, boat and load and divide by the number of tires on the trailer.

Then, multiply that number by 1.25. This math will give you a 25% safety margin for carried load on each trailer.

Purchase a tire for each location on your trailer that has a load rating of at least the calculated total load plus safety margin.

You will be good to go.

Load range D or E are certainly tires to be considered. Steel belted 8 or 10 ply tires are a very good way to go as well.

Brand of your choice.

The key to purchasing tires is to have a tire with a correct load rating and also ---- pay attention --- a manufacturing date that is no more than 30 days older than the purchase date of your tires. No point in buying old stock that has aged on a distributors shelf somewhere.

If necessary, special order the tires, so that you get freshly manufactured stock - rather than tires that have been sitting on a shelf for 5 years - aging away before your purchase.

Remember, new tires after the end of the 6th year of age after the tires manufacturing date - no matter the appearance or number of miles on the tires. Age kills tires as well as miles and road hazards.

Good luck
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Old 05-18-2017, 05:40 AM
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https://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireS...earDiameter=17

This tire would do the job for you with a good safety margin running 50 psi :

https://www.etrailer.com/p-AM10235.html

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