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    Default Trailer Tires

    I have a cheap 16' tandem trailer I bought new for $900 in 1999. No more miles than it has on it, the tires still have plenty of tread, but a tire just went flat and separated a belt just sitting there. So, I need to replace the tires. Where should I go for cheap tires for the trailer? New trailer tires, or used tires? I just don't want to spend much money on the tires because it is going to sit for months at a time.
    Alan L., TX
    South of Bugtussle
    North of Mustang
    On the banks of Buck Creek
    We don't rent pigs.

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    Default Re: Trailer Tires

    Diamondpilot (who probably tows more trailers in a month than most people here tow in a year) likes Greenball and recommends avoiding Carlisle like the plague.
    If you search in the Trailers and Transportation forum (Trailers & Transportation) there are several threads on this subject.
    Some threads:
    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/t...ler-tires.html
    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/t...ler-tires.html
    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/t...ler-tires.html


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    Default Re: Trailer Tires

    +1 on the Greenballs - all excellent reviews from what I have researched.. When we had a camper we had 3 Carlisle tires blow out and damage the camper, and they didnt have 1000 miles on them yet..

    I looked around for Greenballs but at the time couldnt find a local dealer that would/could order them for me for some reason

    Brian
    Bedford, VA
    2320 w/ 62D MMM, 200CX FEL, Pats EZ Change, LX4 Cutter
    Co-owner (with my father) of John Deere 790, 30 HP, 4x4, 513 cutter, 70 FEL
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    Default Re: Trailer Tires

    Costco carries the Greenball tires. I also need some new trailer tires so that is what I am going to go with.

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    Default Re: Trailer Tires

    I just went through this after upgrading my trailer axles. 235x85x16 10 ply.tires... new the cheapest I could find on the net were $600 +.I bought good used local for $50.00 ea. mounted. They will probably dry rot b-4 I ware them out as, I don't haul my tractor very / much
    Yanmar 3110D
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    Maruyama trimmer
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    North Star 4 K PSI pressure washer
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    Default Re: Trailer Tires

    Thanks for the advice. The ones I see online seem to be about $90 per tire for 20575R15, I was hoping for cheaper?
    Alan L., TX
    South of Bugtussle
    North of Mustang
    On the banks of Buck Creek
    We don't rent pigs.

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    Default Re: Trailer Tires

    I have a 25' fifth wheel with two 3500# axles. I bought 4 new LT235R15 all seasons and have had them on the trailer for about 10,000 kilometeres over 4 years. They have performed very well for me but due to age, I plan on selling them soon. Since they fit 1/2 ton trucks, and have lots of tread left, I expect to get back about 1/2 of what new ones will cost me. I know this is not recommended by some people, but was suggested by the place I get my trailer parts/repairs and it works for me.

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    Default Re: Trailer Tires

    Quote Originally Posted by Alan L. View Post
    Thanks for the advice. The ones I see online seem to be about $90 per tire for 20575R15, I was hoping for cheaper?
    did you look here http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...05&ar=75&rd=15
    Yanmar 3110D
    07 Dodge 2500 5.9 Cummins
    Husky 372xp
    Husky 55 Rancher
    Maruyama trimmer
    Husky trimmer
    Redmax BP blower
    Toro zero turn
    North Star 4 K PSI pressure washer
    Honda 300 4 trax
    Yamaha Timberwolf
    liquid logic coupe kayak
    16' Tow Master Dump Trailer ,20' Yanmar Hauler

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    Default Re: Trailer Tires

    Alan, since you rarely use your trailer, a new tire seems to be a waste. I'd look for a used tire shop. I don't know any for sure around your place, but I think I've seen a couple on Hwy 82 toward Gainesville. I sure would not pay $100+ with balancing for a trailer tire to just sit and dry rot.
    Jim


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    Used 15" radials with decent tread can be found for $100 for 4. Look on Craigslist. Might take a few weeks but a good set will show. I purchased 2 uniroyals less than 3 yrs old for $25 each installed recently. They had 40% tread left which will last me many years.

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