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    Posted: 12 July 2018 at 12:21pm
My trailer needs new tires. I have the original wheels (3). I know the T3-C trailers came with Firestone street tires (that is what was on the trailer when I got it also).

We expect to use the trailer a fair amount off-road for carrying camping stuff. I am considering getting the military-style NDT tires as I expect they are a bit more robust/durable. But I don't really know if that is an issue. I will probably be getting the tires from Coker.

Discount Tire is telling me they can get the tires and install them. They are also saying they won't need to use tubes. I could use some advice on that question.

What are the opinions about which way to go with tires? Thanks for any thoughts/advice.
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I don’t and haven’t owned one of these trailers, so you should probably ignore what I say.
If I had a trailer I would try to match the tires and wheels to my Jeep so I only needed one spare.
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Bias ply TUBE tires do not have a butyl layer called an inner liner that substitutes for a tube.
Your tires May lose 10 PSI per month instead of 1-2 due to permeation.

There are 2 reasons to run the tubes:

1) Air retention
2) If your center disc is riveted in instead of welded. (potential leaks around rivets)
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Match your tires to your Jeep so you can swap the spares around easily.
If not matching to the Jeep then I suggest a 6 ply tire intended for trailering like these : 
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http://s4.zetaboards.com/CJ3B_Bulletin_Board/topic/30228766/1/#new
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Thanks everyone for the advice. Sadly, I don't have a jeep to match tires. It is a good idea but my truck tires aren't suitable for the trailer (unless I really discard keeping the trailer somewhat original).

Those STA tires look like a good solution. I am going to look into those.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ol' Unreliable Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 July 2018 at 10:36pm
Originally posted by takesiteasy takesiteasy wrote:

Sadly, I don't have a jeep to match tires.


I think you need to fix that!  LOL
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I think you need to fix that!  LOL
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Ha, One project at a time...

I have definitely caught the jeep bug wandering around this forum. I think trailers are a gateway drug to jeeps, haha.
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Get the 6.50-16LT super traxions, then you can buy them for the CJ when you get it. It's only a matter of time!
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Originally posted by drm101 drm101 wrote:

It's only a matter of time!


That's right!  Trailers are a gateway drug!  Might as well jump right in, the water's fine!  LOL
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