trailer tires...

Discussion in 'Sailing Talk' started by trist007, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. trist007

    trist007 Member

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    I have a 1978 Sunfish that I have on a trailer. I get my tires from walmart, it has 5 nuts. But the tires don't last much at all. I have already had to replace it twice. Feels like each one is only good for 500 miles or less. The thread just comes off.

    Any suggestions for a good quality tire that will last.

    -Tristan
     
  2. GeoffS

    GeoffS Member

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    I've not tried Wally-world tires, but I get the cheap tire+rim combos from Harbor Freight and the like.
    They seem to last for thousands of miles.

    It sounds like you may have an alignment problem (bent axle?).

    I have a trailer with a trailing-arm suspension (two half axles pivoting at the center instead of a single rigid axle) and it will chew up tires if the alignment is off.

    Cheers.

    Geoff S.
     
  3. boat

    boat Member

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    I have bought tire/rim assemblies at West Marine and have been quite happy with them. My tires are now around 8 to 9 years old and are still in very good condition. I have no idea as to how the price compares with other suppliers.

    Good luck!
     
  4. fhhuber

    fhhuber Member

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    Well.. the wally world tires are a little better than the ones at Harbor Freight...

    But you go to a real tire dealer if you want good tires.
     
  5. trist007

    trist007 Member

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    great ty, good though on a bent axle
     
  6. Wavedancer

    Wavedancer Upside down? Staff Member

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    No guarantee on Walmart trailer tires?

    The tires that came with my Trailex trailer have lasted much longer than 500 miles.

    I do second Geoff's idea that you need to look at the alignment.
     
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2016
  7. snaggletooth

    snaggletooth New Member

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    I adgree to, 500mi is northing, sommthing is rongue.
     

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