Other => Trucking and Hauling => Topic started by: Bob on September 06, 2011, 09:47:29 PM

Title: Tires
Post by: Bob on September 06, 2011, 09:47:29 PM
I was wondering what kind of 8-14.5 trailer tires people have had good luck with. I bought 6 new ones for my tag trailer, and they were cheap priced and even cheaper made. They run plenty warm to my liking. Any suggestions?


Title: Re: Tires
Post by: LoggerLee on September 06, 2011, 11:23:37 PM
Wish I could help ya,I don't have anything that runs that size of tires.

My 10k trailer I bought the best ones I could get around here,and they cost plenty,but I overload that trailer as often as not,and the tires that came on it were about right for a light weight travel trailer.

The lowboy has 22.5s on it,they were cheap retreads that the guy threw in since he didn't need them anymore,I doubt I'll overload it.

Title: Re: Tires
Post by: Bob on September 08, 2011, 07:13:49 AM
These 14.5s are like 14 ply also, so its not like they are car tires. IDK, maybe they are fine, I just get nervos after I had some tire issues 500 miles from home.

My lowboy had 9.00-15s. I absolutely hated them. Just about the time you were depending on them, one and maybe even two would go flat. I switched those to tubeless 17.5s. 110% better.


Title: Re: Tires
Post by: Wes (MI) on October 28, 2011, 09:09:05 PM
I run Carlisle (sp) on my flat bed. They've been on there for 4 years now with no complaints yet. They were about $80 from Firestone.

Title: Re: Tires
Post by: redmt on November 03, 2013, 09:05:58 AM
I thought the 14.5's were strictly mobile home? I run 14.5's on my low deck drag along and I've probably smoked over a hundred through the years. I prefer the balder ones as they are the ones that haven't blown up yet. A new 14.5 scares me to death.

Title: Re: Tires
Post by: Bob on November 08, 2013, 10:22:39 PM
No they make them for highway use too. I ended up with some good ones I've hauled alot with and worked out well, run cool and tread has lasted, but don't remember the brand.

Title: Re: Tires
Post by: ObsoElitist on January 21, 2015, 06:41:48 PM
Looks like an old thread, I'm new here and reading up.
My 12 K tilt trailer had the Dexter wheels and i hated fighting them and changing tires on the highway. I did a full brakes replacement last summer and went with new 8 lug drums and used 15 inch wheels. I am quite happy with the switch, even though I still can't find American made 10 or 12 ply bias tires.