I prefer a little more rugged/agressive tire, we are from upstate NY, BF Goodrich All Terrain TA/KO fit the need. Our tow vehicle is a 2000 Excursion and with almost 30K on the tires I still half the tread left. We are towing an '09 All American 11K+ trailer weight. I shopped and compared many brands and found the best reviews for snow, wet traction and wear on the KO. I went with load range E because of trailer tounge weight and a bad experiences with D's on our previous trailer, three trailer tire blowouts in one trip of 1000 mi. The Excursion came with Michelins that rode nice and seemed to wear well also but not agressive enough for me. I ran the KO's on my previous tow vehicle, an Expedition, as well. You will get a little more noise and a little less smooth ride but not enough to bother us we got used to it quickly, anyway with a diesel the added noise is minimal.