I need new tires for my trailer, what do you recommend?

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  1. Beaver9

    Beaver9 Light Load Member

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    Which brand do you recommend? I need to change all 8. What do you have now?
    Where do you get them from?

    Thank you
     
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  3. Tug Toy

    Tug Toy Road Train Member

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    What kind of trailer and budget?
     
  4. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    What kind of trailer? What kind of hauling do you do?
     
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  5. jason6541

    jason6541 Road Train Member

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    I bought cooper LHT for my van fresh alignment and shocks yearly. Centramatics and generally get great life out of them. Rotate around 80k miles
    Last set 175k
     
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  6. ProfessionalNoticer

    ProfessionalNoticer Road Train Member

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    Availability might be what makes your decision for you right now. Shortages and price jacking are a real pain currently.
     
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  7. JerzyG

    JerzyG Light Load Member

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    For tandems I'd recommend Bridgestone R123, as for spread I'd go with the General RA. They're not the cheapest option, but I've had the best use out of them.
     
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  8. shooter19802003

    shooter19802003 Road Train Member

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    I have generals on my spread flat and they have really held up well. Better than I could have hoped actually.
     
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  9. GYPSY65

    GYPSY65 Heavy Load Member

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    I run a 53’ spread with slide lift and dump so I usually can run with only the rear set on the ground
    I run Michelin on everything
    XZE2 on the trailer and usually will pull that rear set at about 200k
    Put new on the front and rotate those back for another 100k depending how they look
    Used to pull all 8 close to that 300k but my fronts run way less so this has been working
    I pull my steers just under 200, maybe 175k just because that’s where everything takes a beating and my only lifeline between the ditch, then I’ll hold those for extra trailer tires if I need but haven’t yet

    I’ve had good luck with off brand tires but I don’t drag my gear through the ditches either so just driving well and watching tire pressures will do much more good than brand alone
     
  10. Midwest Trucker

    Midwest Trucker Road Train Member

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    Not sure what you pull but Bridgestone is a good tire. Obviously Michelin as well.
     
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  11. Beaver9

    Beaver9 Light Load Member

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    Great Dane Reefer/I pull frozen food.
     
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