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Old 10-03-2015, 04:39 PM   #11
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I put cooper H3 LT tires on my tv. Love them.
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Old 10-03-2015, 04:59 PM   #12
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I know for my truck RAM 1500 it came with the SR-A tires and I think they are terrible tires. If you look on tire rack they are $100 or more cheaper than other name brand tires in the same size. I think there is a reason they are so cheap.
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I appreciate the advice, but I already bought the tires. The OEM Goodyear Wrangler SR-A tires lasted 50,000 miles, cost of $0.017 per mile based on replacement cost, which seems pretty good to me.

The Goodyears are $173 on TireRack.com and Michelin Defender LTX (the only Michelin tire available in the size/load range for my truck) are $215 each. I got them locally for $199 per tire and didn't pay any shipping.
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Old 10-03-2015, 05:04 PM   #13
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LT tires are not recommended on TTs because there is too much flex in the sidewalls. Only ST tires should be used on TTs. I replaced my original 14" tires that had excessive wear after only 4000 miles of highway driving with 16 inch Maxxis ST radial 10 ply tires and the trailer pulls like a dream.
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I've read some new trailers are coming from the factory with LT tires on them, I haven't personally seen any but I don't claim to have seen every new trailer that rolls off every assembly line.

I changed the tires on the TV not the trailer, the trailer pulled fine before the new tires on the TV with the OEM load range C tires.
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Old 10-03-2015, 06:01 PM   #14
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I've read some new trailers are coming from the factory with LT tires on them, I haven't personally seen any but I don't claim to have seen every new trailer that rolls off every assembly line.

Yep, some bigger fifth wheels have LT tires as an option.
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Old 10-03-2015, 06:50 PM   #15
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Having to drive in the snow, we can't run out tires to the wear bars.
Too dangerous.

I replace at 50%.

I have had sra on a few trucks.
Replaced quickly with more
Aggressive tread.
If I didn't see snow, I might have left them.


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Old 10-03-2015, 07:46 PM   #16
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take them back.....

i too had a similar experience with another brand of tire.....i took them back to where i purchased them and they gave me another brand of tire ...michilens.....what an AMAZING diference......my truck never rode so good so from then on i always purchased michilens.....good luck to you.....happy camping....
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Old 10-04-2015, 09:42 AM   #17
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I have to agree about the SR-A's. They came stock on my 1500. Horrible tires. I ditched them and went with Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Plus's. Night and day difference.
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Old 10-04-2015, 10:11 AM   #18
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Trail Express Tires

Purchased a new Freedom Express 298REDS unit that was supplies with Trail Express 225/75/15D Tires (made in CHINA). These original tires had less than 1000 miles and had no previous problems. On our last Trip to Gasden, Al. to visit family we experienced a tire failure on the front passenger side of the unit. I replaced both rims with Carisile ST225/75/15D series tires. On our return trip we experienced 3 additional tire failures on the Trail Express tires of which caused extensive damage to the under carrage of the trailer and brake system. Not sure if anyone else has experienced this problem with the Trail Express tires. I will be replacing all tires with the Carisile ST225/75/R15 117N E1 rated tires. Hopefully I will not experience this type of tire failure again.
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I know for my truck RAM 1500 it came with the SR-A tires and I think they are terrible tires. If you look on tire rack they are $100 or more cheaper than other name brand tires in the same size. I think there is a reason they are so cheap.
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I have to agree about the SR-A's. They came stock on my 1500. Horrible tires. I ditched them and went with Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Plus's. Night and day difference.
Can any of you tell me what's wrong with them? Just telling me they are terrible isn't very helpful.
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I should not have put your tires the same as mine. As yours are LT and mine are P. I don't like how much movement I get from the sidewalls but some of that comes down to the P tires. The main thing i don't like is the wet weather and in general lack of grip from these tires. I have to be carful in the wet as it does not take much to get them to slide under braking. Again the P and LT are really too different tires.
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