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Old 06-29-2006, 01:19 PM
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Tires are 16 Years OLD !! Need new ones!

So my tires on my trailer are originals (16 Years old). They are looking pretty sad, if not down-right dangerous....cracking sidewalls,etc. The trailer only travels about 1 mile per year when I put the boat in & out every season. But Now i've got a 180 mile roundtrip to take with the boat next weekend.....so I NEED to replace these tires.
Any recommendations?

My local tire shops have brands that I've never heard of: "Delta" and "Namco" for about $70 each installed. Anyone ever here of these names....are they any good?

My current trailer tires are BF Goodrich H78-15 ST. I'm told this tire size doesn't even exist anymore becuase they've converted to metric....anyone know the equivilent metric size for this tire?

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Old 06-29-2006, 01:30 PM
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Good Year Marathon. www.tirerack.com has good deals.
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Old 06-29-2006, 01:32 PM
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As just noted, stick with a name brand tire. It may cost a bit more, but will make you sleep better at night.
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Old 06-29-2006, 01:38 PM
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Good Year Marathon. www.tirerack.com has good deals.
Tire rack said they couldn't match my tire size because its so old. the local guys with the no-names said they could find a match, but I'd much rather get the brand names like Good Year. Any ideas about my H78-15 ST size and how to convert it to modern metric size?
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Old 06-29-2006, 01:43 PM
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Tire rack said they couldn't match my tire size because its so old. the local guys with the no-names said they could find a match, but I'd much rather get the brand names like Good Year. Any ideas about my H78-15 ST size and how to convert it to modern metric size?
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DANIMAL has a TriStar as well (I think). Maybe he could chime in and let you know what tires he has. He may have gotten new ones which he could let you know the size.
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Old 06-29-2006, 02:03 PM
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Listen to Doug and Tom. Even for the mile trip probably worth getting new tires.
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Old 06-29-2006, 02:10 PM
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This looks like a good conversion table.

http://www.greenball.com/tires/biastrailer.htm

Then you can find on:

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Sizes....arathon+Radial
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Old 06-29-2006, 02:11 PM
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Tire rack said they couldn't match my tire size because its so old. the local guys with the no-names said they could find a match, but I'd much rather get the brand names like Good Year. Any ideas about my H78-15 ST size and how to convert it to modern metric size?
thanks
You can buy tire and rim as a package from overtons. I'm surprised that the rim used on your boat is different from mine that is only a few years newer. I'm running 215/75/14.
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