While going through my hub debacle, I realized how lightweight the tires looked and felt.. And with my upcoming trip to Disney World, and the long drive involved, I just was not comfortable with the current tires.
Well, I bit the bullet and bought new wheels and tires. I had to buy wheels, because I upgraded to a 16" tire/wheel. I am now running LT225/75/16E tires. I also bought the most heavy duty LT, yes, LT tire I could find. I did not want an ST tire ever again, after reading the horror stories and the minimal DOT testing for them.
The wheel is a 16x7 Hi-Spec Black series 06 Aluminum wheel rated for 3200lbs and 85psi. The Bridgestone R250, is a severe commercial duty tire. It is beyond heavy duty and the pictures do not do it justice.
Duravis R250: Bridgestone Tires
The difference is unbelievable. I went from a 28lbs tire, to a 51lbs tire (just the tire) The construction of the new tire is amazing, and IMO worth every penny.
Again, I didn't want to spend the money, but my family and our safety is worth it. Changing a tire on the side of I-95 is not my idea of safe, nor fun. Plus I didn't need a hole in the floor or worse, damage to the trailer if they were to come apart.
I have only two pics because it was getting dark. And, I was only able to install 3 of them, because I am waiting on my hub to come in..
See the pics below..