trailer tires - The Horse Forum
 7Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 13 Old 07-27-2013, 12:02 AM Thread Starter
Started
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: new york state
Posts: 1,711
• Horses: 1
trailer tires

so I am looking at trailer tires and in NY you have to put on ST tires only My question is what tire are people using what work and what to stay away from thank you

ride a draft and see the world differently
loveduffy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 Old 07-27-2013, 12:54 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Posts: 729
• Horses: 1
I just swapped out bias ply for radials, all around. 3xs the $ (for new) but the safety and the smooth ride are WELL worth it. The set I picked up were used, about 40-50% life left and cost me the same as 1 new radial.

The bias ply shred right off your trailer when running in any kind of warm temperatures. Thankfully, my rig is a tandem and the tire didn't damage too much of my trailer as it blew apart (just had to replace the fender on that side). Manufacturers sell trailers with these jokes-for-tires to cut costs, but in my opinion, no livestock trailer should be allowed anywhere NEAR them. Bumpy-ass ride, too!
Posted via Mobile Device
hemms is offline  
post #3 of 13 Old 07-27-2013, 10:12 AM
Showing
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 13,588
• Horses: 2
.


Load rating is a key factor in Trailer Tires, imo you need a minimum of a Load Rating D or an 8 ply tire. Load rating E (10 ply) are generally not worth the added expense, unless you are pushing the Trailers rated capacity to the upper limits.....

Bias ply Tires have worked fine for our Trailers for many, many years, the problem with bias ply or radials is when your get a lower rating than a D, the tires will give you problems, especially in the summer months.

Never use Car tires load rating B (4ply) or LT tires rated C (6ply)

.

May all your Trails be happy and safe ones

Kevin
SouthernTrails is offline  
post #4 of 13 Old 07-28-2013, 10:53 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 5,286
• Horses: 1
Yes, you do need to get ST tires for the trailer. No comment on brands since I just got my first trailer and it shouldn't need new tires for at least a few years!

Quote:
Originally Posted by SouthernTrailsGA View Post
Load rating is a key factor in Trailer Tires, imo you need a minimum of a Load Rating D or an 8 ply tire.
Wouldn't the appropriate load rating depend on the weight rating of the trailer? For example, I just got a 2-horse trailer and its tires are load rating C, up to 1820 lbs each (more or less, don't remember the exact number off the top of my head). The other trailers I looked at in my search also all had C-rated tires. The GVWR for my trailer is 7000 lbs, so the tire load rating exceeds the GVWR of the trailer (4 x 1820 = 7280), and way more than I plan on putting in it (~3200 lbs for the trailer itself, 1000 lbs for my horse, and maybe a couple hundred more for gear) I can see why you'd need a higher load rating on a heavier trailer, of course, but not sure why I'd ever pay more for D-rated tires on a trailer my size.
verona1016 is offline  
post #5 of 13 Old 07-29-2013, 11:31 PM Thread Starter
Started
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: new york state
Posts: 1,711
• Horses: 1
Thank you for the information I would need E stock trailer so what brand of tire do you use ?

ride a draft and see the world differently
loveduffy is offline  
post #6 of 13 Old 07-30-2013, 09:39 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Vanzant MO
Posts: 527
• Horses: 2
I just put new tires on both trailers I have. My 16ft bp has Master craft trailer tires on it at a E rating. On my LQ I run truck tires on it. I run radials and they are BF Goodrich 10 ply. LT 245-75R16. Would not run a regular trailer tire on it. Several tire dealers have told me that people are having issues with trailer tires not holding up. I pulled a car hauler with tires that we're 1 yr old and blew 2 of them. Because the tread we're separating. So one thing is check the date on any new tire you buy to make sure they are in fact new. There is a 4 digit number on the tire that shows the month and year they we're produced. On any trailer even a 2 horse run at least a e rated. Also get the tires balanced before they are installed.

Never Ride Faster than your guardian angel can fly

"UNTIL ONE HAS LOVED AN ANIMAL, PART OF THEIR SOUL REMAINS UNAWAKENED"
Mingiz is offline  
post #7 of 13 Old 07-31-2013, 05:29 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 126
• Horses: 0
Good luck. I've been through this issue and there isn't an easy answer. Most all ST trailer tires are made in China and are junk. I had a stock trailer with 15" tires and couldn't get tires to last on it. I bought 16" rims and ran American made LT tires and ended my problems. I've had a new Eby for the past year and a half and it came with Chinese Load King tires and so far so good. I grumbled to the salesman and he said they were holding up better than the Carlisle ST tires. I know the replacements whenever I need them will be LT tires. You might check out the RV forums as those guys are always having tire issues. There is an expensive Goodyear tire that the RV'ers recommend.
loveduffy likes this.
david in md is offline  
post #8 of 13 Old 08-02-2013, 08:31 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 8,156
• Horses: 0
ST225/75 R15 Goodyear Marathon Radial - Trailer Tire Item-762172406

In my area, everyone and their brother uses these.

You just have to see your distance...you don't have to like it.
MyBoyPuck is offline  
post #9 of 13 Old 08-04-2013, 10:29 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Montana - Estados Unidos De Americana
Posts: 483
• Horses: 1
Stay away from Carlyle they are terrible tires, made in china Junk!
loveduffy likes this.
BigNickMontana is offline  
post #10 of 13 Old 08-08-2013, 04:18 AM Thread Starter
Started
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: new york state
Posts: 1,711
• Horses: 1
china tire are bad that is what I have read in other trailer web site

ride a draft and see the world differently
loveduffy is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Tires! Walkamile Horse Trailers 3 05-08-2012 10:41 PM
Trailer Tires-Where to buy, and how much uii Horse Trailers 11 03-28-2012 09:32 AM
Be careful with your tractor tires! franknbeans Horse Talk 9 12-16-2011 01:06 AM
How old are your horse trailer tires? Trails Trail Riding 16 11-30-2011 09:04 PM
Trailer Tires Trails Horse Trailers 4 11-16-2011 10:16 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome