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Old 08-15-2014, 08:01 PM   #91
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I tried pricing trailer tires on a Kal tire site and on OK tire and got nowhere. None of the fields required apply to trailer tires and I couldn't find a button.
Found 205 75R15 Goodyear Marathons for $150 ea. on Canadian Tire site, but nothing for Carlisle.
Near as I could discover OK tire is only place for Maxxis, but I can't find trailer tires.
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Old 08-15-2014, 08:10 PM   #92
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I ran ST 205/75 R15 Marathons on my Scamp for seven years. Always at maximum pressure, always protected from UVs when parked and... cool asphalt. Sorry, I live in the Pacific NorthWET and water is a bigger issue on the highways than hot pavement.

Over the years, reading all the all molded forums, it wasn't the 15" Marathons that had problems, but the 14". That's not to say there wasn't a posting here or there, but the 14" problems FAR had more problems than the 15" and most of those were on hot pavement. YMMV.
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Old 08-15-2014, 08:41 PM   #93
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I tried pricing trailer tires on a Kal tire site and on OK tire and got nowhere. None of the fields required apply to trailer tires and I couldn't find a button.
Found 205 75R15 Goodyear Marathons for $150 ea. on Canadian Tire site, but nothing for Carlisle.
Near as I could discover OK tire is only place for Maxxis, but I can't find trailer tires.
In these cases you need to search by size or brand, since specifying the vehicle doesn't work.

Kal Tire:
Search by brand: Carlisle at Kal Tire. Kal doesn't list Goodyear of any type.
Search by size at Kal Tire shows Carlisle and Goodride in ST215/75R14 and ST205/75R15.

OK Tire:
I could not find a trailer tire in either size (searching by size) or any ST tire manufacturer (searching by brand) at OK Tire.

Big O Tires:
Big O Tires says they are a Maxxis distributor in Canada. Browsing by brand for Maxxis at Big O I don't see the M8008 (their only ST tire), but I do see the UE-168(N) which is very suitable for trailer use... if you don't mind the 185R14C size.
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Old 08-15-2014, 08:44 PM   #94
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Yes, ETI's The 17 Foot Escape page includes this in Features:


If you're buying wheels anyway, it wouldn't be much different in cost or any different in effort to go with the currently specified ST205/75R15. It might even have lower rolling drag than a ST215/75R14 (due to less width), and the overall diameter and loaded height differences are very small.
I wonder if the 15" would have proper clearance on my 2010 17B?
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Old 08-15-2014, 08:53 PM   #95
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15' tire fit on my 2008 17b. (and I don't have the high axel installed either.
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15' tire fit on my 2008 17b. (and I don't have the high axel installed either.
Thanks. Anybody know if Reace switched from Goodyear to Carlisle due to quality issues or just for pricing?
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Old 08-16-2014, 09:49 AM   #97
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Reace told me that a slightly larger tire should be no problem. And since JMac has been using 15" on his 17B without the high axle - I am leaning toward ST205/75R15 as replacements.

I wonder if my existing 14" spare could still be ok? With no differential to worry about, only about a 1/2" radius difference, it would seem like temporary use of the 14" in event of a flat until the 15" was replaced would be acceptable. Anyone see any problems with that that I am not thinking of?

Reace also said that Goodyear's price suddenly skyrocketed and became uncompetitive. He says that he is quite happy with the performance of the Carlisle thus far.
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Old 08-16-2014, 10:53 AM   #98
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I stayed with the 14 spare as it's relegated to temporary use. If your flat is on the street side, the smaller spare will make the trailer ride a bit more level since it would compensate for the crown in the road................
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Old 08-16-2014, 11:50 AM   #99
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I wonder if my existing 14" spare could still be ok? With no differential to worry about, only about a 1/2" radius difference, it would seem like temporary use of the 14" in event of a flat until the 15" was replaced would be acceptable. Anyone see any problems with that that I am not thinking of?
I agree, but the difference in the tires might cause the trailer to track a little off-centre. No big deal, but that could induce sway at higher speeds, so I would treat the mismatched pair of tires the same as a compact spare on a car: good for use at reduced speeds for a moderate distance.
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Talked with a helpful guy at Discount Tire online, who offered me the D rated Carlisle ST205/75R15 mounted and balanced on aluminum Raceline 870 Trailer wheels, free delivery with a total cost of $341. That is cheaper than I could get locally for the C rated with the Carlisle standard steel wheel. No one local seems to have the D rated version and Maxxon lists that tire size as only available as a C.

After my experience I will take all the extra load capacity that I can get. I think I will have metal stems put on too.
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