Newby question: Trailer tires
Tires that are being offered with an HW 276 (new) are rated 1750 lbs. each. Trailer listed dry weight is about 3100 (dry weight) with payload of an additional 600 lbs for a total of 3700 lbs. (This was all taken from the stickers on the trailer). Forest River website lists the trailer at a bit less than this. That same website also states the tongue weight should be subtracted when considering tire payload ( a bit over 300 lbs in this case).
My question for you vets is, would you consider these tires safe? It seems to be pushing your luck to run tiresr to their maximum rating when towing anything. It also seems a bit shady to me to sell a unit where the tires will be at their maximum with normal weight loads.
My other question is, do any of you have issues running ST tires (rated at 65 mph max)? I'm no speed demon but in Az, speed limits are frequently much higher than this on the freeways. Do any of you run LT tires to obtain a higher speed rating?
As always, input from you road warriors are greatly appreciated.