Recommended ST225/75R15 Tire and Wheel for Boat Trailer Used in Saltwater

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Would this tire/rim work for a boat trailer used in salt water? Westlake ST225/75R15 Radial Trailer Tire w/ 15inch Silver Mod Wheel - 6 on 5-1/2 - Load Range E

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The Westlake ST225/75R15 Radial Trailer Tire w/ 15 Inch Silver Mod Wheel # LHAW124 referenced in your question will work very nicely on a boat trailer. This radial tire is mounted to a sturdy steel wheel that features a silver powder coat finish over e-coat primer to help resist rust and corrosion.

While this is a really nice option for boat trailer use, since you will be using your trailer in saltwater applications, I highly recommend looking at an aluminum wheel set like the Westlake # LHAWSJ392. This is the same size tire but it comes mounted to a lightweight, aluminum wheel with a slick gunmetal gray interior. Aluminum wheels are going to provide a much greater resistance to rust and will work better in salt water over time.

This set also includes a 5 year warranty for the tire, a 1 year warranty on the wheel, and 2 years of complimentary roadside assistance. If you happen to have a flat tire, you will simply need to call the help line and technician will come change the flat for you, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

I have attached a short video demonstration on this set that you can check out.

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