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Old 10-28-2010, 10:18 PM   #21
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Just as an FYI some of the larger 5`ers are built with LT tires. I know I was looking for LT`s for my TT but they didn`t have "E"`s in a 15" size. I went with Carlysle "E" rated tires. I too did alot of research and the majority of the failures were in the "C" rated sizes with a very few failures of "D"`s, but still enough to cause concern. I have over 3500 miles on my Carlysle`s and they are wearing perfect with no signs of failure.
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Old 10-28-2010, 10:32 PM   #22
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And people still insist that ST tires are the way to go. LOL I just do not understand why y'all are so insistent on using those junk tires. My fiver came from the factory with American made LT tires. Next year I will probably replace them with LT tires. Either BFG Commercial TA's or Michelin XPS Ribs. Both rated for trailer use. Both Dot rated and both that have a reputation for holding up. Cannot say the same for any ST tires made today. But it is your money to waste as you see fit.
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Old 10-28-2010, 11:26 PM   #23
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Many folks here have had very good luck with LT tires and I hope you continue that trend as well.

The Goodyear Marathon ST Tires on my camper were made in Georgia.
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Old 10-29-2010, 12:10 AM   #24
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In some states it is the law that a trailer must have "ST" rated tires, even a lawn mower trailer. Now we wouldn't want to go and break the law would we, by running "LT" tires on our trailer?
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Old 10-29-2010, 09:19 AM   #25
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In some states it is the law that a trailer must have "ST" rated tires, even a lawn mower trailer. Now we wouldn't want to go and break the law would we, by running "LT" tires on our trailer?
myth. Please provide proof of this baloney.
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Old 10-29-2010, 09:43 AM   #26
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myth. Please provide proof of this baloney.
Please try to be civil with your comments. We are all friends here.
It is OK to disagree with a statement, but try to be civil about it.
I would love to know what states they are too. I have a very good friend running LT tires and need to let him know he could have a problem.
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Old 10-29-2010, 10:23 AM   #27
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As Lou said, let's be nice. There are lots of ways to make a point without insulting someone.

My suspicion is that if some states "required" ST tires then the RV mfg's wouldn't put LT tires on some units. However I wouldn't be surprised knowing some of the outlandish laws that exist.

I would have LT tires on our unit if they came in a load range D in the size required. Unfortunately, FR decided to put the axles so close together that increasing the tire/wheel size isn't possible.
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