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Old 10-22-2015, 11:45 PM   #1
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Tire Replacement

I know, another tire question?? I need some new tires for my 2006 Wildwood 22FBS. This is a tandem axle travel trailer with a GVWR 7600 lbs. The last actual towing weight by a CAT scale was about 6400 lbs. I do not have unlimited funds but do want to try and get tires that will give the least amount of problems and when maintained properly less a chance of the "China Syndrome" happening. Current size is 205/75D-15C. Is it worth moving up from a C load range to a D range? Have you seen any major differences using radials versus a bias ply tire? Is tire balancing really important on a travel trailer? Any particular brands of tires stand out as best to use and any brands to avoid at all costs. Any and all feedback is appreciated.

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Old 10-23-2015, 06:35 AM   #2
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The problems I have seen with ST tires, both on the road, and reading about on forums have been with heavy trailers. Not that it cannot happen with yours, but from what I have seen, much lower chance.

Switching to a D or E rated tire wouldn't hurt.

Balance the tires. The cost is minimal for what could be significant improvement in ride, durability, and safety.

Search this and other RV forums for ST tire recommendations. You will find a ton of discussion. I don't use them anymore, but I have a heavy trailer, so I won't make a recommendation.

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Old 10-23-2015, 07:19 AM   #3
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I'm putting Samson st tires on my sabre.
14 ply. 105 psi.

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Old 10-23-2015, 10:01 PM   #4
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Going to load range D is a good idea, going to E's on a trailer that weight is overkill. Balancing a very good idea for the little fact my tire guy was adamant that I have them balanced, and in the end didn't even charge me to do it...
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