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Double D
11-11-2013, 08:00 PM
Need some advice on tires TT. So Peter, step up.. :D

Here is the story: As you may or may not remember my neighbor builds the custom tailgating trailers. His most recent build he had to reduce the tire size on one unit so he has four tires/wheel combination left over. Of course, me being the kind neighbor, I am all over it saying these would fit my boat! And I know they should.

Picture #1 - Current Rim and Tire
American Racer Rims with a LoadMaster Tire 215/75/14 rated at 1870 Pounds purchased in 2005, still going strong but should really consider changing.

Picture #2 - New Rim with New Tires. The rims are nice and remind me of the MC rim. As for the tires, they show up as an H188ST 205/75/14 tire rated at 1760 pounds, see link below.

http://www.tredittire.com/%2FH188ST-P68.aspx

I know nothing about these tires and need your help to see if they are worth using for a few years.

Thanks BOYZ!!!

Oh, I plan to buy all 4 and use the third as a spare tire. The 4th I will hold on to in case of damage...

mikeg205
11-11-2013, 08:02 PM
2005? replace....replace... replace... !!!! :)

5 years max!!! IMO....

Footin
11-11-2013, 08:44 PM
The first ones were on the General Lee I think.

I like both of them.

Double D
11-11-2013, 08:49 PM
The first ones were on the General Lee I think.

I like both of them.

Correct, same style as the LEE.

Ready for a change on the wheels.

Double D
11-11-2013, 08:50 PM
2005? replace....replace... replace... !!!! :)

5 years max!!! IMO....

Mike, I never realized until tonight how long they have been on the trailer. Not a ton of miles but they are still in good shape.

Footin
11-11-2013, 08:51 PM
Cost???????

I do like the second ones better.

mikeg205
11-11-2013, 09:01 PM
Mike, I never realized until tonight how long they have been on the trailer. Not a ton of miles but they are still in good shape.

Peter has cool wheels and tires -- and great prices.

Double D
11-11-2013, 09:20 PM
Cost???????

I do like the second ones better.

Peter has cool wheels and tires -- and great prices.

I can pretty much name my price. Just trying to see about the quality of these tires.

thatsmrmastercraft
11-11-2013, 09:31 PM
Not familiar with the tire. If your buddy has been having good luck with the tires I wouldn't hesitate. The wheels look nice. Sounds like a deal too good to pass up. Downsizing one size in tires shouldn't be a problem unless you are already bumping your propguard.

Double D
11-11-2013, 09:38 PM
Not familiar with the tire. If your buddy has been having good luck with the tires I wouldn't hesitate. The wheels look nice. Sounds like a deal too good to pass up. Downsizing one size in tires shouldn't be a problem unless you are already bumping your propguard.

Not familiar with the tire?? WOW!! :D:D What about the weight rating? Any issues?

No issues with the prop guard.

The same supplier uses them on the Little Guy trailers.
http://www.golittleguy.com/teardrops/trailer-features.php

thatsmrmastercraft
11-11-2013, 09:55 PM
Not familiar with the tire?? WOW!! :D:D What about the weight rating? Any issues?

No issues with the prop guard.

The same supplier uses them on the Little Guy trailers.
http://www.golittleguy.com/teardrops/trailer-features.php

3520 pounds should be enough as long as you don't load too much extra gear into the boat. Don't know the weight of a 205 off the top of my head. Might want to check that before you commit.

When a tire mold is manufactured, there are removable model, brand and specification plates. This allows for multiple names on the same tire. There are lots of good tires out there with private labels that are only distributed regionally.

Double D
11-11-2013, 10:00 PM
3520 pounds should be enough as long as you don't load too much extra gear into the boat. Don't know the weight of a 205 off the top of my head. Might want to check that before you commit.

When a tire mold is manufactured, there are removable model, brand and specification plates. This allows for multiple names on the same tire. There are lots of good tires out there with private labels that are only distributed regionally.

Boat alone off the floor is 2550 and then add trailer, tower, boom, etc. Note, the tires I have now are rated at 1870 for a total of 3740. So I would be losing 220 pounds....???

thatsmrmastercraft
11-11-2013, 10:06 PM
Boat alone off the floor is 2550 and then add trailer, tower, boom, etc. Note, the tires I have now are rated at 1870 for a total of 3740. So I would be losing 220 pounds....???

Add another 200 pounds for a full fuel tank and oil..........you might be getting a little close to max load on the 205's.

Double D
11-11-2013, 10:49 PM
Add another 200 pounds for a full fuel tank and oil..........you might be getting a little close to max load on the 205's.

Bummer!!! Anyone need some nice new never used tires?? 205/75/14's rated at 1760 each. Set of 4!! :). Perfect for a duel axle trailer.


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thatsmrmastercraft
11-11-2013, 10:52 PM
And like Mike said..............do replace those antique tires. Sell the old ones on craigslist. They normally sell quickly.

Double D
11-11-2013, 10:57 PM
And like Mike said..............do replace those antique tires. Sell the old ones on craigslist. They normally sell quickly.

Sell the old 215 Loadmasters? They sell quick even though their older?


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thatsmrmastercraft
11-11-2013, 11:15 PM
Sell the old 215 Loadmasters? They sell quick even though their older?


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Not everyone is opposed to changing tires on the side of the road. I always tell people how old the used tires are that I sell off of my trailers and vehicles. Tires don't automatically stop functioning after five seasons, they are just way more likely to give you a problem

Double D
11-11-2013, 11:40 PM
Not everyone is opposed to changing tires on the side of the road. I always tell people how old the used tires are that I sell off of my trailers and vehicles. Tires don't automatically stop functioning after five seasons, they are just way more likely to give you a problem

Thanks Pete. Suggestions on a tire for these new rims I can pick up in Columbus? ;)

scott023
11-11-2013, 11:50 PM
The first ones were on the General Lee I think.

I like both of them.
Those were definitely on the General. :D

Those new ones will look great on there.

TxsRiverRat
11-12-2013, 11:06 AM
DoubleD - will you be putting an 01 decal on the side of the boat and welding the doors shut? ;)

Option 2 > Option 1

thatsmrmastercraft
11-12-2013, 11:36 AM
Thanks Pete. Suggestions on a tire for these new rims I can pick up in Columbus? ;)

PM sent. Flat tires can happen at inopportune times.

http://i.imgur.com/1cGm7a0.jpg