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    I had a blow out last year on the way up north and needed a quick fix. Long story short, my new tire is a 205 75R14, while my other tire is a 215 75R14. I feel like a knob for not noticing. Which size should I stick with. Thanks

  • #2
    Stick with both. Not a big deal as long as the new one fits under the fender properly, and I'm pretty sure you're the only one who's ever going to notice the slight difference in size.
    Btw, your new tire is a true trailer tire, right?

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    • #3
      If they are Carlisle tires, get rid of both of them.
      2001 X30 LTR

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      • #4
        if they are michelins,,,boycott them for ruining your F1 grand prix
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        • #5
          Good luck (knock wood) so far with my Good Year Marathons.
          Last edited by east tx skier; 06-29-2005, 10:51 AM.
          Previous: 1993 Prostar 205

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          • #6
            Goodyear Marathons have a good reputation it seems whenever trailer tires are discussed.
            2001 X30 LTR

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            • #7
              I agree on ditching the carsliles. I had two blow outs within 150 miles of eachother on tires with less than 1000 miles on them. I headed south on a 6 hour journey. Three hours into the trip south, a blow out. Got to the lake and found a tire shop who ordered me a new tire. On the way home about 5 hours into the journey, the other tire blew out. I will not buy Carsliles again.
              2001 X-Star 5.7l LTR

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              • #8
                thanks for the info....they're both Goodyear Marathons. So no big deal using different size tires??

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by 98ps190
                  So no big deal using different size tires??
                  No. Not on a trailer
                  Thomas Kendrick
                  '92 PS 190

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                  • #10
                    I started to check over my brake caliper and such tonight when I noticed a golf ball size bulge on the inside of the opposite tire. It's near where the tread and sidewall meet (more on the sidewall). I always associated this with a belt break w/i the tire. Am I accurate? What can cause this? It's an '02 SA trailer hauling a X10. Can't be more than 2-3K miles on the tires/trailer and I keep the tire pressures up to snuff. Goodyear Marathons.
                    2004 MasterCraft Prostar 205v 'Wakeboard Edition'

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by P-hat_in_Cincy
                      I started to check over my brake caliper and such tonight when I noticed a golf ball size bulge on the inside of the opposite tire. It's near where the tread and sidewall meet (more on the sidewall). I always associated this with a belt break w/i the tire. Am I accurate? What can cause this? It's an '02 SA trailer hauling a X10. Can't be more than 2-3K miles on the tires/trailer and I keep the tire pressures up to snuff. Goodyear Marathons.

                      I'm not sure exactly what causes it but I am sure that it will blow when it get hot again...

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                      • #12
                        Whatever you replace them with DO NOT use auto tires/truck tires. There is a difference between the two. Years ago I worked for a customer trailer manufacturer, anyone who they made customer trailers for that did not buy a tire and wheel package from them they made sign a waiver stating the liability of the trailer was no longer the manfacturers but the owners. The side wall construction of a trailer tire (and wheel) is made to handle the twisting received when turning a tight radius when being pulled.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by jrandol
                          Whatever you replace them with DO NOT use auto tires/truck tires.
                          No worries there. I'm replacing it with the same model. Luckily, the shop is 1/2 mile down the road.
                          2004 MasterCraft Prostar 205v 'Wakeboard Edition'

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                          • #14
                            Often times a boat trailer tire will have a cord broken in the sidewall from hitting a bump under the water at the boat launch when pulling the trailer out loaded. This happens most often a ramps where boats of differnt lengths will power load and create an uneven surface under the water. A damaged side wall can also be caused by hitting a curb when turning into a drive way. After 20+ years of pulling boats I have learned to check the tire side walls often.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by 98ps190
                              thanks for the info....they're both Goodyear Marathons. So no big deal using different size tires??
                              I use Goodyears, but I wouldn't leave two different sizes. JMO
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