who's installed non-trailer tires?
I've been researching tires for a while. The Ridgway Sports on mine have got to go before they blow. The bad tire wear has made the inner tread almost smooth.
I can't find any trailer tires that haven't blown out. Goodyear, Maxxis, Kumho, all of them have stories of blow-outs. I find even one blow out unacceptable. I worked at a car dealer for six years, and saw passenger car tires that were pretty well abused. I saw them inflated to just 1/3 of recommended pressure, inflated to more than three times the sidewall pressure, all kinds of stuff. But I can't recall ever seeing even one blow-out.
I'm considering upgrading my 14" wheels to 15" and finding a name brand tire with higher load capacity to mount on them. Standard passenger car tires won't suffice, but I did a quick look and found some with higher than 1760 lb load ratings.
I've seen a lot of talk on here about sidewall flex and that regular tires don't have the stiff sidewalls required for trailers. But hey, pretty sure the front tires on every car and truck I've owned have been subjected to much higher side forces than my 195BH tires will ever see. Maybe multi-axle trailers are different, because of tight turns around corners when the tires force each other into sideways movements?
Kind of venting but also asking if anyone has used non-trailer tires and if they regret it or are happy with the switch.