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Old 05-21-2014, 08:24 AM   #11
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ST tires only for my 5th wheel as well. LT tires are designed from scratch for near continuous use. ST tires are designed for sitting for long periods; then put in high speed high stress use immediately.

Here is what Trailer Life has to say.
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Old 05-21-2014, 09:33 AM   #12
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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...

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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.
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Old 05-21-2014, 09:40 AM   #13
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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.
Valid point. Not all situations are the same.
Great photo BTW.
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Old 05-21-2014, 10:09 AM   #14
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I think you have a typo and missed a part here:

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If I was only highway, I would probably go with Goodyear Marathons, but since I do pull my trailer down some serious type NON-roads; I went with non ST Tires.


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