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no glitter posted 07-07-2003 07:55 PM ET (US)   Profile for no glitter   Send Email to no glitter  
i have an 18 outrage on a single axle trailer. i am concerned that i may need a larger tire (currently on 14 inch rims 205/ 75 /14. i recently had a blow out at about 70 mph and my tires were in good shape. not sure if it was just one of those things but in my mind it would seem that a bigger tire would carry the load better as well as stay cooler. any advice would be helpful.
JBCornwell posted 07-07-2003 08:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
Hmmm. More info than you posted in General, No Glitter.

That changes my answer.

You have a right size, wrong tire. You need ST205/75X14C or D. The ST designates trailer use and the C or D indicates load range. They need the pressure at which they are load rated, usually 50psi.

You appear to have been using passenger car tires which cannot stand the side loading of trailer use.

Red sky at night. . .
JB

lhg posted 07-07-2003 08:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Even better, try Goodyear radial Marathons, size ST-205/75/R14, Load range C. I use these on my single axle 18 Outrage trailer, and dual axle Outrage 25 trailer, no problems. The radials also have a slightly higher load capacity than the old style bias belted tires. If you want even greater load carrying, they make them in ST-215/75/R14 size also.
no glitter posted 07-09-2003 02:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for no glitter  Send Email to no glitter     
thanks for the advice. it looks like the passenger tires were the culprit

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