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Old 07-19-2013, 08:52 AM   #41
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Off subject here but ST tires don't impress me in the slightest. Why oh why has a tire manufacturer not grown a brain and manufactured a limited series on LT tires in 15". It seems most trailer manufacturers run 225/75R15 on larger trailers with D or E as appropriate. Just seems like a sure fire sell if it's by a quality name with a quality build tire. Case and point, look at all us Maxxis fans... Just imagine if we had the comfort and peace of mind of a heavier duty more rugged and better rated tire for both load and speed.
Trailer tires are specially constructed for the job they are designed for, and usually have a higher load-carrying ability than LT tires.
So I would rather have a D-rated trailer tire than an LT tire any day.
But yes, we do have a very limited choice when it comes to tires.
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Old 07-19-2013, 01:44 PM   #42
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We are putting some miles on this weekend. Going to Joplin Arkansas to Lake Ouachita Hoping for a great trip.
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Old 07-19-2013, 01:53 PM   #43
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...Why oh why has a tire manufacturer not grown a brain and manufactured a limited series on LT tires in 15". It seems most trailer manufacturers run 225/75R15 on larger trailers with D or E as appropriate. Just seems like a sure fire sell if it's by a quality name with a quality build tire. Case and point, look at all us Maxxis fans... Just imagine if we had the comfort and peace of mind of a heavier duty more rugged and better rated tire for both load and speed.
Didn't know you were restricted from putting any tire you heart desires on your trailer. Your trailer is yours, you can do as you please as long as your hip pocket can afford it.
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Old 07-20-2013, 10:55 AM   #44
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Wish I would've done tires before the hitch. The hitch made a big difference but the tires did the same. Not sure I could've got by with tires and old hitch.could've should've.
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Old 07-21-2013, 09:46 AM   #45
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Didn't know you were restricted from putting any tire you heart desires on your trailer. Your trailer is yours, you can do as you please as long as your hip pocket can afford it.
Yeah and there in lies the problem. Most tires I want would require a rim swap as well... And I work for living
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Yeah and there in lies the problem. Most tires I want would require a rim swap as well... And I work for living
We found out over the years to just buy what we want like wheels, etc. is to buy one at a time rather that try to get everything at one time. Same amount of money, maybe a little more, not as painful, but sure easier on the budget.
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Old 07-21-2013, 10:11 AM   #47
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On my second season with the Kuhmo 857's, and I like them. Seem to tow very well, they build pressure with road heat-up, but no more than 10 psi, and I've had no problems....

One word of caution/advice (that I got from others, and am just passing along): Look for the psi rating on your TT wheels. Some are only rated at 50 psi, which is well below the 65 psi that the 857's run at.... I also changed my valve stems to the brass type to accept both the higher pressure and the TPMS senders.
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Yea we put the high pressure valve stem. The wheel I didn't check that but we are running at 57 pounds of air. Max air is 65 we are under on the weight by alot. My trailer is 3000 pounds and we pack light. So I think we are better than we were. We had the cheap O tires. Time will tell but we are learning the hard way. I will check the wheels.
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Just got the Goodyear HMG2020s put on today. Turns out the tread pattern really is quite different from a standard trailer tire. Pics to follow.
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Here's a pic of the tread pattern on the Goodyear HMG 2020. Quite a bit different, but seems to ride just great.
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