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Old 02-28-2016, 01:08 PM   #11
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Too late, but I do, but I raised the trailer and went up two sizes to get the proper load rating. Have never had a problem, and they are wearing very good. Approx. 10K miles so far.
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Old 02-28-2016, 01:18 PM   #12
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Michelin LT tires same as on my truck and I added nitro. Don't keep the trailer rated junk.
Hope you don't hit any potholes with nitro in the tires, there won't be anymore truck, trailer and occupants.
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Old 02-28-2016, 01:39 PM   #13
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Food for thought. To the people who changed or are considering going from a trailer tire to a truck or passenger tire; consider getting into an accident and somebody saying the cause was due to running car tires on your TT. The attorneys may a have field day. I'm no attorney......but just saying. I'm probably over thinking about this too much.....many say I'm over potty trained.
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Old 02-28-2016, 01:52 PM   #14
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I would think that as long as the load rating is adequate, they should be fine. If your tires wear unevenly, I would surely have the alignment checked.
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Old 02-28-2016, 03:47 PM   #15
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I'm looking for tires too. My triple axel 15,000 lb empty, 19,000 lb loaded 5th wheel is now just a year old, with 12,000 miles on it. The axels are 7,000 lb rated and the Trail Master tires that came on it are ST235/80R16/E rated. I want to stick with ST tires, and have been looking for 6 tires without much luck. Good and bad reviews on all the same sized tires. I watch tire pressure carefully, and have not had a problem, but I do understand that ST tires wear from the inside out.
Any suggestions from those of you with experience ?
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Old 02-28-2016, 04:22 PM   #16
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Food for thought. To the people who changed or are considering going from a trailer tire to a truck or passenger tire; consider getting into an accident and somebody saying the cause was due to running car tires on your TT. The attorneys may a have field day. I'm no attorney......but just saying. I'm probably over thinking about this too much.....many say I'm over potty trained.
If the tire on the trailer blows and causes an accident, I'm sure the will take a look see, but so long as the load rating is sufficient, then show me a law that states you MUST use ST tires on a trailer!

But your reasoning could be used for under or over inflated tires causing an accident, tires seven or more years past their manufacture date, bad bearings, etc.

Really, to be honest, I have NO worries in the world about running the tires I am running. They are 200+ lbs over rated for the max load of the trailer, and I have NEVER loaded it to max, and probably won't.

Have a great day....
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Doesn't anyone use the search function... This topic has been beaten to death.

Here it is in a nutshell: if you "upgrade" to an LT tire, you're increasing speed rating (so you can, you know, drive 85 towing down the interstate,) but you're losing load carrying capacity (assuming you stay with the same overall size.) Now, you may be able to upgrade both your speed and load ratings if you go up in size (tire, rim, or both,) but not everyone has the room under their fenders to do that. So if you have to stick with an overall size, stick with ST for the load carrying capacity. IMHO. Good luck!
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Old 02-28-2016, 11:11 PM   #18
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Food for thought. To the people who changed or are considering going from a trailer tire to a truck or passenger tire; consider getting into an accident and somebody saying the cause was due to running car tires on your TT. The attorneys may a have field day. I'm no attorney......but just saying. I'm probably over thinking about this too much.....many say I'm over potty trained.
After retiring from the Sheriff's Office I became a private investigator. What you've mentioned are EXACTLY the types of things I look for. Include among those things lowered cars, lifted trucks. Those things change the geometry and handling characteristics of vehicles and could be the proximate cause of collisions and failures.
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I'm looking for tires too. My triple axel 15,000 lb empty, 19,000 lb loaded 5th wheel is now just a year old, with 12,000 miles on it. The axels are 7,000 lb rated and the Trail Master tires that came on it are ST235/80R16/E rated. I want to stick with ST tires, and have been looking for 6 tires without much luck. Good and bad reviews on all the same sized tires. I watch tire pressure carefully, and have not had a problem, but I do understand that ST tires wear from the inside out.
Any suggestions from those of you with experience ?
You should look at the certification label on your trailer. I'll bet the axles have been derated to something like 6750#. It's a safety violation for the manufacturer to use ST235/80R16E tires on GAWR 7000# axles without accompanying documentation for the trailer owner to insure they are rated above 3500#.
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I just put these on mine. Higher load range than the majority of tires this size. You can definitively feel the heaver weight compared to load range c. Karrier ST205/75R14 Radial Trailer Tire - Load Range D Kenda Tires and Wheels AM10235


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We also have the Kenda Karrier tires on our Wildwood and they've been top notch. I highly recommend them. I searched long and hard for a Load Range D 14" tire to replace the ChinaBombs that came with our trailer. These are fabulous. We got them at simpletire.com for $73 each but not with free shipping.
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