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Old 02-29-2016, 06:26 AM   #21
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Just keep in mind you may run into legitimate tire dealers that will not install LT tires on your trailer. there are none in my area that will do it......


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Old 02-29-2016, 07:17 AM   #22
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Cedar Creek has been installing LT's on most of their heavier trailers for years now.
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Old 02-29-2016, 07:40 AM   #23
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we did on our 2012 Salem. best decision ever. my original tires were toast in 2500 miles
we went with a KUMHO eurometric available at teh time and in 3 yrs saw very little if any wear.
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Old 02-29-2016, 08:00 AM   #24
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we did on our 2012 Salem. best decision ever. my original tires were toast in 2500 miles
we went with a KUMHO eurometric available at teh time and in 3 yrs saw very little if any wear.
Yes, those are great tires. Have them myself. 14" only though I think. LR D.
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Old 02-29-2016, 08:20 AM   #25
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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!
Yes, from my research you do have to go up in size to obtain the same load rating, or increase the load rating, of the factory size ST tire. Can't say that is true in larger tires, but those little lawn mower size 13" tires that came on my popup had a pretty good load rating. However, they did not hold up to rocks, boulders, etc.
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Old 02-29-2016, 08:24 AM   #26
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Speed Rating

Speaking of searches, there was a recent post that all trailer tires now have a higher speed rating. My Taskmasters from eTrailer are rated for 81 mph. I believe the 65 mph speed rating was a problem for all tires, no matter where they were made. The other issue is TT manufacturers using the minimum load rating tires for their trailers. I believe that with higher speed and load ratings, your tires will be more like the car tires you're used to.
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I've had 4 new fivers in the #10K - #12K weight range since 2000 and have run LT's on them all. The 2000 and 2005 models came with LT's straight from the factory. I got rid of the Marabombs with haste on the last two. On the heavier fivers you just have to watch your weight ... you may have to go with G614's or equivalent.
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Speaking of searches, there was a recent post that all trailer tires now have a higher speed rating. My Taskmasters from eTrailer are rated for 81 mph. I believe the 65 mph speed rating was a problem for all tires, no matter where they were made. The other issue is TT manufacturers using the minimum load rating tires for their trailers. I believe that with higher speed and load ratings, your tires will be more like the car tires you're used to.
Because the customs people put new tariff requirements on ST tires that also required them to put speed codes on them. It kind of forced them to raise the bar and go a little higher with the speed ratings. Because? There is no speed letter for 65 MPH. The TRA got on board and raised their maximum approved speed restriction for ST tires to 81 MPH. Bottom line? All new ST tires will have speed letters on their sidewalls.
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Old 02-29-2016, 02:18 PM   #29
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I'm going with the Goodyear G614 tires, as long as my rims are rated for 110 psi, if not, I'll get new rims. $300+ for these tires!
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I'm going with the Goodyear G614 tires, as long as my rims are rated for 110 psi, if not, I'll get new rims. $300+ for these tires!

If you get new rims, make the jump up to 17.5" rims and tires. Huge jump in capacity and you'll be rolling on a heavy duty commercial tire.
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