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#1721961 - 11/07/07 08:44 AM TRAILER TIRES?
javelin150 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/19/06
Posts: 601
Loc: Waco, TX
I AM FIXING TO REPLACE THE TIRES ON MY BASS BOAT AND I WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE USES JUST REGULAR TIRES ON THEIR BOATS, NOT SPECIALTY TRAILER TIRES. IS THERE THAT BIG OF A DIFFERENCE, MY BOAT IS ONLY A 18FT JAVELIN SO IT DOESNT WEIGH A LOT SO THATS WHY I WAS THINKING OF GOING WITH REGUALR TIRES INSTEAD OF TRAILER TIRES TO SAVE A FEW BUCKS. LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU GUYS THINK.


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#1721979 - 11/07/07 08:49 AM Re: TRAILER TIRES? [Re: javelin150]
Classic Used Boats Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/07/04
Posts: 1062
Loc: Dallas, TX
Being stuck on the side of the road carries a larger price tag for me than the cost of good trailer tires.

If that is not a big deal to you, then you can go with cheap ply biased tires. No steel belted.
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#1721983 - 11/07/07 08:51 AM Re: TRAILER TIRES? [Re: javelin150]
Hook'emUTbass Offline
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Registered: 11/04/05
Posts: 9176
Loc: NE Tex
I don't know if this is true, I once had tire specialist tell me steel belts should not be used on boat trailers that set under water. Belts can rust if tire damage occurs. I never asked anyone if thats a true statement.

I use Discount tires for the boat, I use what they recommend, and they have always verified the tire with trailer rating plate, that works for me. Plus theres enough Discounts across Tx.

Matt

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#1721990 - 11/07/07 08:53 AM Re: TRAILER TIRES? [Re: Classic Used Boats]
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Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/02/06
Posts: 2481
Loc: LONGVIEW
Trailer tires are a thicker ply ,will hold up under the pressure,for the times you have to jackknife in turning or backing.I would recommend the stronger sidewall.

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#1722004 - 11/07/07 08:58 AM Re: TRAILER TIRES? [Re: PINESDABBER]
Brandon Dickenson Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 09/01/04
Posts: 4147
Loc: Conroe
not to highjack the post, but coming home from texoma I got a flat tire, and bent one of the wheels. So now I am in the market for new wheels and tires, where would you guys send me to shop for them?

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#1722019 - 11/07/07 09:03 AM Re: TRAILER TIRES? [Re: Hook'emUTbass]
waytooslow Offline
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Registered: 07/12/06
Posts: 205
Loc: DFW
Originally Posted By: Hook'emUTbass
I don't know if this is true, I once had tire specialist tell me steel belts should not be used on boat trailers that set under water. Belts can rust if tire damage occurs. I never asked anyone if thats a true statement.

I use Discount tires for the boat, I use what they recommend, and they have always verified the tire with trailer rating plate, that works for me. Plus theres enough Discounts across Tx.

Matt


Guess I need to stop driving in the rain then - huh.
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#1722050 - 11/07/07 09:10 AM Re: TRAILER TIRES? [Re: waytooslow]
Judd Offline
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Registered: 12/28/02
Posts: 7309
Loc: Sachse, TX, USA
It is all in the load rating. BassCat has used Firestone Firehawks and Cooper Cobra's in the last few years and have had better luck than with the Marathons. But again I cannot stress the load rating enough, that is where you get in trouble with the sidewall strength. The boat will be bouncy and roll more in corners.

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#1722644 - 11/07/07 12:51 PM Re: TRAILER TIRES? [Re: Judd]
Rick Paradis Offline
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Registered: 07/08/07
Posts: 13419
Loc: Texas
The tires for trailers are designed differently then automobile tires, trailer tires are designed to withstand force from the bouncing motion from the weight of the trailer and boat. They are reinforced to make them last longer from this kinda of treatment.


Automobile tires are designed to withstand more force on the side walls, giving it more flexibility to handle corners and things like that.

I would suggest putting trailer tires back on it. It will save you money in the long run. I would hate to hear a story about you going to tourney but couldnt make it because of a blow-out.

Spend a little extra money and get some good trialer tires. It will be worth it...

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#1722956 - 11/07/07 02:31 PM Re: TRAILER TIRES? [Re: javelin150]
BassSAT Offline
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Registered: 05/21/02
Posts: 1377
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
I had nothing but "bad luck" with the Marathons, had blow-outs on two Marathons, replaced them again with Marathons, on my way to Falcon, had a blow-out on on of the "new" Marathon's--
I now have B.F.Goodrich tire on all four wheels--

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#1723045 - 11/07/07 02:56 PM Re: TRAILER TIRES? [Re: BassSAT]
jlkelly Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/05/03
Posts: 177
Loc: Bullard
I run a transportation department for a large school district and we have dozens of trailers. I promise that the information you seeing about the load rating is the most important item concerning trailer tires. Always go with at least the minimum recommended load rating for your trailer and with my boat I go one rating up just for the peace of mind. There are a lot of rough roads out there going to boat ramps.

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#1723882 - 11/07/07 09:19 PM Re: TRAILER TIRES? [Re: jlkelly]
Big Red 12 Offline
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Registered: 04/21/05
Posts: 44820
Loc: Crandall, TX
Goodyear Marathons.
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#1723910 - 11/07/07 09:44 PM Re: TRAILER TIRES? [Re: Big Red 12]
kj3800 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/23/06
Posts: 116
Loc: Quinlan, TX
Go to Southwest wheel Toll Free: 1-800-866-3336 - Local: 214-631-0200
Southwest Wheel 8740 John W Carpenter Frwy. Dallas, TX 75247.

Bought my trailer spare there. Galvanized rim and new trailer tire mounted while I waited about 75.00. These guys seemed to be very knowledgeable.



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#1723945 - 11/07/07 10:07 PM Re: TRAILER TIRES? [Re: kj3800]
knozzleman Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/28/05
Posts: 683
Loc: crandall
I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND CARLISLE TRAILER TIRES, I SPENT THREE YEARS CONSTNTLY REPLACING TIRES, THEY ALWAYS REPLACED THEM AT A LOW PRORATED PRICE BUT THE TIME LOST WAS NOT WORTH IT, I NOW RUN MARATHONS WITH NOT A PROBLEM YET, NOT TO SAY I WONT HAVE ONE TOMORROW BUT SO FAR MUCH BETTER THAN BEFORE.
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#1723996 - 11/07/07 10:49 PM Re: TRAILER TIRES? [Re: knozzleman]
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Registered: 09/17/04
Posts: 28817
Loc: Yantis TX
Go with a light truck tire. I have been using them for 20 plus years now!!!

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#1724666 - 11/08/07 08:55 AM Re: TRAILER TIRES? [Re: Hook'emUTbass]
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Registered: 03/28/07
Posts: 7173
Loc: Plano,Texas
Hook Em
Will discount work on the tires on the trailer or do you have to take them off?
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