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Hi Folks, I need new tires to move my boat from one lake to another where we will have a lake house. My current tires are shot but I don't necessarily need the "best of the best" replacement tires as the boat will stay at the lake house once I move it - I just know the 4 I got probably will not last 5 miles! I have a load-rite tandem axle bunk style trailer. Your recos are welcomed! Thanks Frank
Last week was our annual lake vacation. This year we chose Smith Mountain Lake, VA. Spent the week prior getting the boat ready, went thru the trailer checking bearings, bolts, tires, etc. Last year we blew 1 Tow Master tire on the we home from NC. We leave Friday night at 11 PM with plans to drive over night. 1 hour into the trip I blow the left front trailer tire. Tire completely delaminated! So back on the road in a jiffy and within 20 miles a 2nd tire blows on the right rear. Same thing, totally delaminated. At this point I'm out of spares so we get a hotel for the night. Next morning I go to Jack Williams tire and have 4 new tires installed. All tires are load range E, 225/75R15 so the tires are rated for 11,400 lbs. Trailer is a 10K lb GVWR. The tire tech told me the remaining "Tow Master" tire was ready to throw a belt too. So they install "Super Cargo" tires that they say they have had good luck with. So back on the road and 1 hour later another tire goes. This one got punctured by a screw sticking out of the fender that was damaged by the previous blow out. So at this point, I wasn't sure if I had a bad batch of Tow Master tires or if I have a problem with my trailer causing the tires to overheat. So we left the boat at a repair center and went on vacation with no boat! The trailer shop found no problem with the trailer!! So now I'm going to start checking axle alignment and spindle alignment. Ugh, what a crappy vacation! I'm ready to sink this trailer and get a new one!! And BTW, I paid extra for this custom Prestige Trailer that is very heavy duty!!