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Old 03-02-2007, 04:27 PM   #1
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3 different tire brands on trailer

We recently bought a 1999 23 ft Safari. It has 3 different brands of tires on it--one Denman Express, one Towmaster and two Transmasters. They are all ST205/75R14--I have checked the years and two of them are 05's and one is 06--could not find the code for one of them. Should all the tires be the same brand and if so, and we need to replace them, can any tire place do it or should it go to an Airstream dealer. I have been reading many of the threads on tires and am really confused as to what brand, ply etc. you should get. It seems there are as many opinions as there are tires . Any advice would be appreciated.


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Old 03-02-2007, 04:47 PM   #2
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As long as the tires are the same type and load rating, you should have no problems with them. When the oldest tire requires replacement because of age or tread wear, you can get a full set at that time.

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Old 03-02-2007, 06:33 PM   #3
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are they all the same load rating and the correct load rating for the trailer?
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Old 03-03-2007, 10:34 PM   #4
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not offten i endorse a particular man. goodyear marathon seem to give the best service .but more important is why have they been changed,assuming at different times(at different places?)8 nyear old at the edge man. recomends replace at 7 yr intervals.check alignment and put on matching set of tires the peace of mind is worth the $$$
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Old 03-03-2007, 11:08 PM   #5
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Hi, I would say, if all four tires are the same size [physically] and similar in tread design, use them for now. But I don't believe in mixed tires on any vehicle. Many tires with the same size markings on them, from different makers, are actually physically different in size. Could be, and if it were me, and I needed a tire to replace one that got damaged, then and only then, would I put a different brand tire on. That is, if the one I needed wasn't available. Different tires have different handeling and traction characteristics; Much more important on a car versus a trailer.

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It's easy to get out of whack as far as a set of tires is concerned. When you have a failure while on a trip, matching the brand name will be about third on your list of preferments, and not on your list of necessities at all. I think as long as you match size and load range you are good to go.

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