I have a Pace 20 ft enclosed, and all loaded up it is probably around 6500 lbs. It came with 205/75-15 Goodyear Marathons, load range C, and last time I replaced them with the same. I have had three premature tire failures (tread separation) over the years even though I am pretty diligent about inflation, bearing maintenance, and age of tires (I replace after 4 years). As best I can tell, these failures were not due to running over something in the road or a puncture.
The tire sidewall indicates they have a load capacity of 1823 lbs at max inflation. I am thinking that given the weight in the trailer, I may be close to the limit on tire load.
- I was thinking of going to a load range D tire in the same size. Any downside to this?
- It does not appear Goodyear makes their trailer tire in load range D in the 205/75-15 size. Carlisle and Kenda do. Any other brands? Recommendations?