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Old 10-16-2010, 04:40 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by RhoZeta View Post
While I do agree that 16" tires are the way to go, I think your assertion that 15" tires are nearly extinct and hard to find is a bit overly dramatic and a lot of hot air... you almost sound like you work for some political action committee to promote the use of 16" tires thru some sort of lobbying effort....

If you go to any wally world or Sams club, (in N. America and well beyond) you will find Goodyear Marathons in 14", 15" and 16" If you go to any Discount Tire in N. America they also sell the Marathons in all sizes, as does NTB or Tire Kingdom depending on where you are. Both Firestone and Goodyear service centers carry their own brand of trailer tires in 15" and others as well.

I guess you did not read my post completely. Yes, there are some 15 inch tires available. But none have much of a reputation in trailering circles as most all are made in China by one or two companies. IMHO all of them including GY make junk. ST tires are largely bias ply tires. Which have been nearly obsolete for passenger cars for several decades. Get what you want. but my recommendation still stands, changing over to 16 inch wheels and getting a quality 16 inch LT tire can all but eliminate the common tire issues associated with many in the RV community. Personally I am looking into upgrading to 17.5 inch tires on my Creek.

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Old 10-16-2010, 04:58 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by donn View Post
ST tires are largely bias ply tires. Which have been nearly obsolete for passenger cars for several decades.
Carlisle, GY, Maxxis, Greenball, Towmax, etc. all make radial ST tires. In fact every tire store that I looked up carry radial ST tires. When I got new tires for my trailer this fall, my local Discount Tire store did not even stock a bias ply ST tire. Which trailer manufacturer puts bias ply ST tires on their units from the factory?

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