Originally Posted by Majicdoor
Are the tires that come with the trailer good to tour with or not. I have heard that the tires that come on the trailer are not good is this true or not . Some people are telling me to switch to LT tires but I have been told that they have higher towing capacity in weight
There is always a higher degree of risk involved when using Original Equipment (OE) trailer tires. Their history is the problem. The trip from the factory to the dealer location could cause permanent, unrecognizable damage. The idle time at the dealer location sometimes provides less than satisfactory tire maintenance/servicing. Unlike cars with mandatory low inflation pressure systems the prospective owner of a RV trailer is not going to see a low tire pressure warning light when the power is turned on.
Tire age can be your friend when examining your new trailerís tires. Normally, trailers built buy a manufacturer the size of Forest River will have tires recently built by their manufacturers. They will be installed on the trailer as soon as the suspension is built. Some will have a warranty that starts from time of MFG displayed on the tire. Others will have a warranty start date that matches the date of first sale.
IMO, the best upgrade for RV trailers is to use the same size and designed tire as the OE tire with a single load range increase if possible.
Tire manufacturers frown upon the use of replacement tires that do not conform to the design of the OE tires, especially when they are ST tires. Tire dealers/retailers may look the other way to make a sale but that doesnít make it right. Others that say itís OK just donít understand the vehicle certification process.
One thing to remember, what ever your choice is, donít compromise your safety by using tires with less load capacity than what has been provided with the OE tires. Durability does not provide load capacity.