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    Posted: 17 May 2018 at 15:23
I have radial light truck tires on my 18' Hewes trailer.
Good tire , 10 years old still look good. I keep it covered so there is no weather checking on them, that said.
I just got an OLD trailer that was a fold up camper now stripped down to the frame.
I looked at the tires there 20.5x8 tubeless, and look remarkably good.
I plan on new tires and rims same size but with what ?
Bias or radial ? 
I can get 2 tires with white rims 6 ply new free freight on EBay.
$119.00
Radial are about twice that .
 Are they twice as good ????
Thoughts?
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Look at the load rating, some of the cheap ones are rated for C load (1,150lbs) and some rated for E Load (1,535lbs)

Here's what I'd consider, spend a few bucks more for the E rated and Galvanized rim. You know how the mud and crap they spray on the roads, eat painted steel.

https://www.amazon.com/Trailer-20-5X8-10-65-10-Wheel-Galvanized/dp/B007OXS7VK

I would be rebuilding trailer hubs and at least replace the seal, when you repack bearings, If you buy new tires and wheels, save the old, for spares, same as If you replace bearings, hubs, or spindles. Pack the old ones in oil paper and oily rags and pack them along. I've rebuilt axles, with used parts, along road, better than having to leave boat along road somewhere.

I know you travel enough MT roads, to know, you never only have one flat.

Edited by RobertMT - 17 May 2018 at 20:45
NRA Benefactor Life, GOA Patriot, SAF   

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yup, Yup, And YUPBig smile
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OK, here is what I got.
RubberMaster 20.5x8 10 range F. There made in Indonesia.
 Rim Width (Inches): 6.0
Outside Diameter (Inches):  20.60
Section Width (Inches): 8.10
Max Load:  1549 lbs.
PSI:  90
Two tires and two white rims 5 hole.
My buddy the tire guy balanced them and will
mount one of the old ones on one of the old rims, for a spare.
$135.00
I had to replace a stud , 7/16 - 20 and I got some extra nuts, $8.00
I checked the bearings and they looked and felt ok, I repacked them with grease that may actually flow in cold weather. I'll change them and add Barring buddy  soon as I can. Never enough money or time Confused...
Galvanized rims would be the best, but for now I'll just paint the white ones Camo ad call it good.
Now just re do the entire trailer for  cat, boat and it will be finished. Clap
 


Edited by d4570 - 18 May 2018 at 15:10
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