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    Petty Officer 1st Class halas's Avatar
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    Default Where to buy trailer tires locally?

    Where is the best place to buy 12" tires for a small boat trailer locally to avoid the shipping cost? Lowes had them but only 5 lugs. I need the ones with 4 holes. Just fixed up this trailer and the tires are cracked, wheels rusty.
    Any of the car tire places have them? Would even buy together with the wheels if reasonably priced.

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    Default Re: Where to buy trailer tires locally?

    tractor supply, harbor freight, and our super walmart have them.

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    Default Re: Where to buy trailer tires locally?

    Hi halas - You can get the tire/rim combo at Walmart. I picked two 4-hole tires/wheels there a couple of years back for around $100. I live in VA, but I'm pretty sure all Walmarts will have them.
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    Default Re: Where to buy trailer tires locally?

    Northern tool sells them as well!

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    Default Re: Where to buy trailer tires locally?

    Where is locally? I get mine at trailer shop. Prices aren't bad either.
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    Default Re: Where to buy trailer tires locally?

    If you have a farm store in the area, they will have them and usually at better prices than even WalMart. They will also stock just the wheels, tires, or the combo all mounted and ready to go.

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    Default Re: Where to buy trailer tires locally?

    as already mentioned, tractor supply, northern tool, Fleet farm etc.
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    Default Re: Where to buy trailer tires locally?

    This place isn't bad to buy stuff for trailers

    http://shop.easternmarine.com/

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    Default Re: Where to buy trailer tires locally?

    i buy from my local tire dealer, then i get free service, for flats, etc, also free balancing. always balance your trailer tires, cuts vibration, bearings last longer as doe the tread.
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    Default Re: Where to buy trailer tires locally?

    Menards is where I bought mine. In the few months since then the prices have jumped quite a bit.

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    Default Re: Where to buy trailer tires locally?

    Pep Boys, Sears, Walmart, KMart.
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    Default Re: Where to buy trailer tires locally?

    Can't answer the locally part since I don't have the first clue what part of the world you're in. But, aside from the other popular responses, I've bought many tires from Rusty' Bore's Tire Store for my tractors which includes 12"ers. The last pair was 5.10x12 and good for almost 1200# each.
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    Default Re: Where to buy trailer tires locally?

    Thanks for the great suggestions.
    I am in Cleveland Ohio and got a pair of wheels at the Sup. Walmt. "CARLISLE" tires/white wheels 5.30 - 12 size.
    $60 each. (slightly smaller outside diameter than existing old wheels on trailer)
    Rated each 855 pound capacity 1700 lb total at (55 PSI) cold pressure.
    Since my whole rig with trailer only weighs under 800lbs. I thought I use lower tire pressure maybe 45 PSI.
    Is that a good idea?

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    Default Re: Where to buy trailer tires locally?

    Quote Originally Posted by halas View Post
    Thanks for the great suggestions.
    I am in Cleveland Ohio and got a pair of wheels at the Sup. Walmt. "CARLISLE" tires/white wheels 5.30 - 12 size.
    $60 each. (slightly smaller outside diameter than existing old wheels on trailer)
    Rated each 855 pound capacity 1700 lb total at (55 PSI) cold pressure.
    Since my whole rig with trailer only weighs under 800lbs. I thought I use lower tire pressure maybe 45 PSI.
    Is that a good idea?
    No, leave them at 55 PSI for the least rolling resistance, unless you get too much bouncing.
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    Default Re: Where to buy trailer tires locally?

    You're in Westlake ohio, I grew up there. Live in Elyria now, Call Tractor
    supply in Amherst, Just out west on I-90 at the route 58 exit.

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    Default Re: Where to buy trailer tires locally?

    Use the recommended pressure.

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