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TFin04

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Posted: 05/13/20 08:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We just bought a used 17ft 3200lb(dry) hybrid trailer. It is single axle and the tires are six years old.

Because of the age and single axle I am looking for recommendations for durable tire options. I know good tires cost money and I believe it is money well spent, I just don't know much about trailer tires.

Any recommendations?

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They're all terrible... The GY Marathon got good reviews, then terrible reviews. The GY Endurance same, good reviews, then terrible reviews. Buy three tires from a shop you trust, and just plan to replace them regularly.


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Single axles seem to be easier on tires, imo, so there's that.

I personally don't buy into paying a bunch of extra money for "premium" tires. Been running Kenda Karriers on 2 different tandem trailers for several years now with no issue.


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Posted: 05/13/20 12:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What size are you looking for?





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Posted: 05/13/20 01:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I’d suggest at least Load Range D but Es if they fit. Try eTrailer.


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Go to Discount Tire and tell them to price GY ENDURANCE in your size and load range. Weight wise if you are on the edge I would go up in load range. Example "D" to "E".

The ENDURANCE has been on the market for over 3 years now and not a single tire failure that was the tires fault. Oh if it matters to you they are Made in USA unlike most trailer tires that are made in Communist China!!!

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Definitely go up a load range! Doesn't hurt a thing and will give some peace of mind.

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What size is on it now ?

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Posted: 05/13/20 04:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

GordonThree wrote:

They're all terrible... The GY Marathon got good reviews, then terrible reviews. The GY Endurance same, good reviews, then terrible reviews. Buy three tires from a shop you trust, and just plan to replace them regularly.

I have Goodyear Endurance tires on my RV. Where can I read some of the terrible reviews so I can make a better informed decision when I need to replace them?


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Posted: 05/13/20 07:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hard to give a good recommendation for a known durable tire without knowing your trailers tire size/load range and axle capacity.


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