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Old 06-01-2016, 06:00 PM   #1
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Default Duro Tires: any experience with these?

Since my tires are now at least 8 years old it's time for them to be replaced (new looking as they may be, they go the way of all trailer tires.)

Friend of mine is setting me up with 4 new Duro ST225/75 R15 E tires. He puts these on most commercial trailers and campers that come into his place.

Any opinions on these?
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Old 06-01-2016, 10:47 PM   #2
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The only suggestion I have is to do a google search "duro st tire reviews", duro makes all types of tires. There was one link from the IRV2 forum that was mixed reviews, the old argument "cheap china bombs". Some had good results and there were other comments that may have been from people that never used the tires but couldn't resist a bad mouth. Also saw this link for tire selection - http://www.ehow.com/how_2170291_choo...owable-rv.html
You have a 5r and I have noticed that most tire failures are on 5rs that were overloaded (although no one admits it) and driving too fast (again no one admits it). 5rs are naturally heavier to begin with and TT's don't seem to carry the weight that many 5rs carry even though both might have the same tire. TT's don't seem to have near as many failures although they also fail.

It is good idea that you decided to replace the 8 year old tires. I've been buying my tires from Kaufman Tire and they will not fix a flat on a tire over 7 years old. I was in the local store when a customer came in wanting a 7 year old tire fixed and that made him mad when the outright refused to fix it. When I got my TT the old man that did the PDI told me "you will never wear out the tread on a trailer tire".
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These will be 10 ply rated at 80 psi the load rating is 2830.

4 x 2830 = 11320 pounds.

The loaded trailer is 7800 on the scales. Minus about 900 on the pin that's under 7000 on the axles. The 10 ply Michelins on the truck are rated 3000 pounds. I don't think I'll have tire trouble! Lord knows I have spent some money trying not to.

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Aaaaaaaaaand...

I just found out Duro's US headquarters is right here in GA. About an hour away in Covington.
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Aaaaaaaaaand...

I just found out Duro's US headquarters is right here in GA. About an hour away in Covington.
It may comprise a garret with a phone, manned three hours a week. And then again, maybe not.
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Since I haven't used Duro before, I would only echo what others have said:

1- be paranoid about proper inflation at the start of every trip.
2- slow down, trailer tires do not dissipate heat as well as regular truck and car tires, so heat is a real killer.
3- I always balance/rebalance the trailer tires, it just doesn't make sense not to.
4- Your supplier is very good to spec tires that a good amount under maximum rating.

If your spare tire is 8 years old also, I would buy 5 tires, not 4.
Enjoy the new tires.
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Old 07-04-2016, 07:35 AM   #7
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Well, the Duro tires are installed, balanced, and running at 70 pounds per the dealers recommendation.

And the bounce! They ride pretty rough, so now we take precautions with the "rear kitchen effect" to make sure things don't rattle around too much. Tows easy, no sway or wobble. And I'm good for another 6 - 7 years.
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