Originally Posted by ependydad
This is one of those coke vs. pepsi debates.
The pro-ST side says ST tires because they're designed for the sheering forces of backing and turning the trailer on multi-axle trailers. They're special trailer tires and should be used for such. Their claim is that LT tires aren't designed for trailers and shouldn't be used for it.
The pro-LT side says LT tires are a better made/heavier tire and that ST tires are problematic. They give examples that some higher end/heavier campers use LT tires from the factory.
It's a debate that rages on and on and on...
For what its worth, ST tires for me.
I agree, but will add that many off-road designed popup trailers come with LT tires. From my experience, ST tires do not hold up to sharp rocks; whereas, AT/MT tires designed for off-road use do hold up.
If I was only highway, I would probably go with Goodyear Marathons, but since I do pull my trailer down some serious type roads; I went with non ST Tires.