So coming back from Hickory with not-my-bass-boat on Saturday, we threw the tread off a trailer tire and wrote off an expensive fiberglass fender. No loss of air though, so things could have been much, much worse. Not my favorite thing to be changing a tire on the side of I-40 on Saturday afternoon with 70MPH traffic and ALMOST NO ONE changing lanes, and we almost got wiped off the map by a UHAUL truck that drifted onto the shoulder. Anyway, I'm going to buy some tires for the trailer, to help out with not-my-boat that I spend so much time on. Just another form of boat rent, to help pull my weight. Tires are 215/75-14 LRC, Carlisle at the moment and they may have been bias ply (not sure, don't care because they need replacing). They were likely too old, and also a bit too worn, so I'm not shocked that one failed at highway speeds. After doing some rough math, and making some assumptions about what is actually included in the weight specs I could find, it seems like the LRC are pretty marginal for load. That seems to be the consensus on some of the bass boat forums as well, but it may be more cliff-jumping-bussload-of-nuns than it actually is. So, I have a few options for tires. There is only one decent choice for LRD in that tire size, which is the well regarded Goodyear Endurance. I can get the same size 215/75 LRC in a Carlisle Radial Trail HD, which is super cheap at Walmart ($56) instead of $85 most places. Can also do the same with a Maxxis M8008, same LRC for $85. Both are rated 1870 lbs, so the pair without de-rating is theor tically 3740 which is right at the 3725 GVWR for the trailer. I can move down a size to a 205/75 to get a LRD and go with a Carlisle Radial Trail HD, which is super cheap at Walmart ($56) instead of $85 most places. Can also do the same with a Maxxis M8008, also 205/75 LRD for about $85. Both are rated 2040 lbs, so a little extra margin over the LRC. I'm not sure how the ride is going to be with a smaller, narrower tire at 65psi or whatever. I can get the same size 215/75 Goodyear Endurance in LRD, for about $100 each. They're rated 2200 lb. The Goodyears are close enough in price to the Maxxis that I don't see much reason to get the Maxxis to save a small amount. The Carlisles are super cheap though. If I owned the boat, it would be getting Goodyears. Opinions.....? Thoughts? Overthinking things (what, me?).... I'm a car/truck person, not a trailer person, so trailer tires are not really my area of expertise. I also need to get a new spare, but will likely just get a Carlisle in the same size as whatever goes on the axle because cheap. It's a spare, and it will work fine for spare use if ever needed.