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Old 08-13-2016, 12:36 AM   #21
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Did you have problems with your original tires? If not, why not just use them again and to feel more comfortable increase the load range up one letter, if possible.
No problems with them yet. I've put about 4000 miles on them in the first year and still going. I just like to be informed with as much info as I can do when it is time to replace them, I can get the best. Thanks

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Old 08-13-2016, 06:10 PM   #22
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I have been in large RV travel trailers and 5ers. I have had nightmares with ST tires and changed several years ago to LT BF Goodrich Commercial TA's and have pulled them 1000's of miles with no incidents. This is my recommendations.
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Old 08-13-2016, 06:15 PM   #23
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I have been in large RV travel trailers and 5ers. I have had nightmares with ST tires and changed several years ago to LT BF Goodrich Commercial TA's and have pulled them 1000's of miles with no incidents. This is my recommendations.
Common sense supports your claim as your axles are rated 5200#.
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Old 08-14-2016, 06:30 PM   #24
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Three free pieces of advice:
1) Install a set of Maxxis ST M8008 tires
2) make sure they are balanced
3) install steel valve stems
4) run at maximum pressure on the tire
I know that's 4, but I remembered the last one.
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Old 08-16-2016, 03:03 PM   #25
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If you're going to use LT, make sure the weight specs can handle the total load. Some can't


Not sure I follow. Every tire purchase, be it P, LT, ST, etc.... must be able to handle the load.

Why would LT be any different.

The funny point of all this is, the ST's can't hold up to their sidewall markings.

People get worried about LT conversions even though they are clearly superior to the ST's they are replacing.

I'm getting a bit off topic and not replying to anyone specific, but I find it amusing of all the ST defenders. They say this is to blame:
Low pressure
Driving to fast
Abuse by delivery
UV rays (aghast!)
Blah, blah, blah

If it were those causes above, and nothing to do with junk China bombs, we would be seeing passenger tires blowing up EVERYWHERE. With the number of cars on the road, we should be seeing tire blowouts every mile...




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Old 08-16-2016, 03:36 PM   #26
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Low pressure (All cars since 2007 have low pressure warning systems)
Driving to fast ((Cars have much higher rated speed restrictions)
Abuse by delivery (Cars are delivered by some sort of carrier)
UV rays (aghast!) (Cars stay in motion too much to be bothered by it)
Blah, blah, blah

If it were those causes above, and nothing to do with junk China bombs, we would be seeing passenger tires blowing up EVERYWHERE. With the number of cars on the road, we should be seeing tire blowouts every mile...
Car tires are hardly ever in "drag" mode.
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Old 08-16-2016, 04:12 PM   #27
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From Mark Polk at RV Education 101:

"When tires sit still, as when a motorhome is in storage, they start to dry out and age faster.

Weather cracking or checking occurs on all tires when they are exposed to heat and sunlight. This is especially true of a tire’s sidewall.

Ozone in the air and UV rays from the sun shorten the life of your tires. It’s not uncommon to see motorhome tires with low mileage and plenty of tread that are ruined by the effects of ozone and UV rays. Ozone and UV rays cause tires to weather crack and dry rot. This damage occurs faster in tires that are not used much."

Ref: https://www.fmca.com/motorhome/polks...ome-tires.html
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Car tires are hardly ever in "drag" mode.


Because free-wheeling is so much harder on tires...

Put some LT tires on your trailer and quit worrying. Getting rid of ST's are the best thing one can do.


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Old 08-26-2016, 05:12 PM   #29
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The most important 4 letters when talking trailer tires:
TPMS

Just finished a trip on West Lakes from Florida to Nevada and then back to Eastern Canada and these tires have shown very little wear especially for travelling on very hot highways. But, I have purchased a TPMS to install before we depart for the migration south for peace of mind. Saw a family on I10 in Texas with a brand new Montana that had a blowout and the damage was unreal.
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Because free-wheeling is so much harder on tires...

Put some LT tires on your trailer and quit worrying. Getting rid of ST's are the best thing one can do.


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To bad tire manufacturer's wont agree to that when it comes time to replace original equipment ST tires.
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