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Old 08-02-2013, 10:15 AM   #11
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I thought there was a difference in the rubber compound. LT get used or driven more, so the composition of the rubber is designed for the. While the ST tires are designed for long periods of sitting.
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:16 AM   #12
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I guess I'd come down on the ST side for two reasons:
1) I've seen the strange contortions my tires go thru in backing turns and can't imagine a normal tire would like that.
2) It's very unusual for RV manufacturers to spend money on something if they can avoid it, such as on more expensive ST tires if they didn't think there was a good reason for it.
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:16 AM   #13
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and so the reason for the debate continues.

The answer from the RV safety foundation has more to do with the rubber formulation (more internal lubricants in ST vs LT) than anything else.

ST tires are designed from the git go to be installed on trailers. period.
That's what I thought too..
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Old 08-02-2013, 11:41 AM   #14
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I thought there was a difference in the rubber compound. LT get used or driven more, so the composition of the rubber is designed for the. While the ST tires are designed for long periods of sitting.
Yes, this is what the RV Safety folks say.
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I did look up the date code,they were made in 2006
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I did look up the date code,they were made in 2006
Way too old. Ask Santa (or the Great Pumpkin) for new tires.
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My source

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Walter C. Cannon
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Have you ever wondered why the tire industry seems incapable of making an ST tire that is rated at more than 65 mph?
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Have you ever wondered why the tire industry seems incapable of making an ST tire that is rated at more than 65 mph?

ST tires are load rated at 65 MPH. It does not mean they are incapable of speeds above 65 MPH; just they won't be able to support the rated load above that speed at that pressure.
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Have you ever wondered why the tire industry seems incapable of making an ST tire that is rated at more than 65 mph?
Greenball (I think) ST tires are load rated at 75mph.
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