Tires for an aliner

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  1. xxxapache

    xxxapache Well-Known Member

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    I believe the problem with trailer tires is that they are poorly constructed to begin with.
     
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    Susan Premo Well-Known Member

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    Maybe...
     
  3. Papa Glenn

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    Some definitely are. There are a lot of low-grade tires (typically from China) that tend to have issues. Also, trailer tires can sit on shelves for years before being sold and, as age is one of the factors in failure, this leads to issues. Couple that with overloaded trailers and underinflated tires and you have a recipe for frequent failure.
     
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    I got Carlisle radials this spring for my Aliner. They seemed to be the most widely available radial if a problem does arise on a trip. Yes, the spare is getting replaced too.
     
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  5. Susan Premo

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    Good to know,.
     
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    I'm putting LT tires on mine. BFG T/A KO2 LT235/75R-1. They support ~1900lbs per tire which should be more than sufficient for the 3500lb axle. Higher speed rating than a lot of the ST tires I saw out there. I am looking to mimic the Titanium 12 offroad setup on the Family Expedition.
     
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    xxxapache Well-Known Member

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    I sang praises for Carlisle radials until last fall...lol


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  8. Susan Premo

    Susan Premo Well-Known Member

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    Would they be good for a 2011 aliner classic?
     
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    xxxapache Well-Known Member

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    Does a Aliner have 15" tires?
     
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    Anthony Hitchings Well-Known Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Rims, actually.
     
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    xxxapache Well-Known Member

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    Theres one in every crowd....lol
     
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    xxxapache Well-Known Member

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    So, does an Aliner have 15" rims, then?....Or should we really be calling them wheels?
     
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    Anthony Hitchings Well-Known Member Silver Supporting Member

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    My Aliner rims are 12", so one could say that my Aliner has two Feet :)
     
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    That's what I was after. I didn't think an Aliner would take a 15" LT tire.
     
  15. Susan Premo

    Susan Premo Well-Known Member

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    I thought they all took the same size, our 2011 takes 13's .
     
  16. AndrewM

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    My Aliner has 14 inch rims. I spoke with them and they said 15 would be tight on the current axle so I ordered a 45 degree down angle (versus the current 22) dexter torsion axle. This is the same axle that is on the Titanium 12. With that and the spacer kit CNW said there will be ample room for 15" rims and the tires I have selected.
     
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    From what I've seen, it looks like the older Aliners have 12" wheels. Most Aliners you see out there now have 13", and the newer "offroad" package and Expedition models have 14".
     
  18. DiamondGirl

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    My 2013 Aliner Classic, Off Road edition had 14’s... It was factory installed when we bought DiamondGirl back in 2014. Off Road editions came with 14’s before the new Titanium editions came out. We upgraded with Costco’s Greenball Tow Master’s ST in 2015. Then last year, we punctured the side wall of one of the tires crossing over a cattle guard. Next, we replaced them with Goodyear Endurance purchased online. Didn’t care about a warranty since DiamondGirl was going to be sold.

    If you’re keeping your trailer for awhile, it’s best to get some type of road warranty. Many online places do not offer it. We couldn’t get the manufacturer to replace a tire on the Titan that were less than a year old after buying online. DH had to buy another replacement tire out of pocket.

    IMHO
    , best to have Discount Tire price match online prices cause they have road warranties if you’re keeping the trailer or vehicle.

    Happy Camping...[put&hy]
     
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    2014 Expedition, 14"

    How much in ground clearance will you gain by going to 15?
     
  20. AndrewM

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    My guess is 4-6" with the axle swap
     
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