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Two of my Carlisles are shot and I want to replace them prior to going to Havi for the weekend. I've had enough with the Carlisles on my big boat though...they are fine on the lighter loads, but I ate two in one trip last year.

So, I can get the Greenball tires for $59 (bias) or $65 (radial). $6 per tire (and $1 per warranty) isn't worth fussing over, but any reason not to run a radial? I have heard good things about the bias in the trailer application as well (heat dissapation).
 

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For the Scarab? I would go e-rated for the weight/heat (who cares about the ride). I think you have more options in a biased ply e-rating than radial.
 

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It's got 205/75-14's on it, which I've only found load range C's for. That's still 1760# each, so the total is over 10k. I'm guessing the whole rig is around 8500#, so there is some margin there.
 

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If it were me (and believe me, you don't want to be me), I would go with those d-rated biased ply. With the radials, you'll be back in c-rated.
 

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I have always heard that a bias tire is best for trailers... For stability??? I dunno...
 

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goodyear marathons kick azz a bit expensive but you def get what you payfor when it comes to trailer tires:)sphss:D
 

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If you go Radial be sure they are the Greenball Towmaster V . They are supposed to be much better than the standard Greenbal Radial. At the price you quoted I'd be asking.
 

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Keith,
I ran bias when I had my triple axle and they worked great. Seem to be a little more resistant to heat IMO.
 

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I also run the bias ply Greenballs. They have worked great so far.(3 yrs)


Darrell.
 

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Are you saying these tires are made in the USA or that they are not? I have not been able to find any trailer tires made in the USA. Even the Goodyear Marathons are now made in China.:mad:
No, the Maxxis are not made in america ,,but i have had great luck with them. I have marathon radials on my boat good for a few yrs now, but on the heavy trailers / toyhaulers, i run maxxiss. Heard too many people deal with blowouts with the marathons on heavy travel trailers. Boats usually don't weigh a whole lot when compared to a Travel Trailer though.

I honestly have had terrible luck with bias ply.
 

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First I have to say I'm sorry here, but I have to jump in.
Bias ply tires because of there sidewall cord body (bias as in 45 degree) all run hotter by design. It is true that they are more stable because the sidewall is stiffer therefore they are forced into a corner and run striaght by design.
But how many of you guys still have 8 track tape players? Radial tires by design run cooler, ride smooter and turn better. 14" radials are made up to a "G" load rating. The biggest issue I see is this. If you buy a higher load range tire it only holds that load at max air pressure. That's to say if you put 35 lbs of air in a 55 lb max higher load range tire it only holds the load of the lower 35 lb tire.
So if you want to make sure your good, load your boat with all the gear, fuel and other equipment. Head over to your local truck stop and put just the trailer on the scale. Pay the $9 and you have the load of your boat. Every tire has its load weight in lbs on the sidewall. (At 35 lbs this tire is rated at 1,700 lbs) example. Take your weight and divide it by the number of tires. Example 6,000 lb trailer weight with a tandem axle trailer you would divide by 4. Therefore your trailer tires would need a minimum of 1,500 lb load range each.
It's that easy. I always buy a tire that has a few hundred pounds more weight capacity than I need. And just keep the air in them.
 
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