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Old 06-17-2016, 11:35 PM   #1
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Love my trailer's light truck tires!

Have about 1200 miles on my load range E L/T Roadian CT8 HL tries on my 09 Wildcat and love them!

Why do I love them? Because they are rated for 117 mph, cost about $115 apiece, have a ton of thread, and are not China Bombs! These are made in Korea and I've had good experience with other Korean manufacturers.

Most of my 1200 miles has been between 70 and 75mph and tire temps have been within 10 degrees above ambien temperature when checked.

I was surprised to see the snowflake and mud and snow imprint on these tires that were advertised as all season tires. I will probably get a set of these for my pickup truck for next winter.

I had 2 tire blowouts last year and have become very weery of S/T tires and so far I'm all smiles.
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Old 06-17-2016, 11:43 PM   #2
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I second that. Piece of mind
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Old 06-18-2016, 12:39 AM   #3
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Not only peace of mind but also knowing that they will last longer than 5000 miles!
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Old 06-18-2016, 07:10 AM   #4
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LT tires were one of the first things I put on my Wildcat.
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Old 06-18-2016, 02:29 PM   #5
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LTs are far better than STs in my opinion.
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Old 06-18-2016, 03:03 PM   #6
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TonyD - you said your temps were within 10 degrees. Is that measured from the tire with a temp gun, or a sensor on the valve stem? Also, what do your pressures read after a highway run?
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Old 06-18-2016, 03:03 PM   #7
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Old 06-18-2016, 05:51 PM   #8
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Chinese bombs

Yep, left rear tire exploded 40 miles west of Cortez Co. On our way back to Chicago in April. $460 for 4 new tires wasn't bad but the $900 bill from Camping World (that I was glad to pay) to repair all the wiring including propane lines was a pain.

Please report back when those tires have about 15000 miles on them.
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Old 06-19-2016, 06:41 AM   #9
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How fast do you tow?

Call me old fashioned if you like. I would contend that 70 to 75 mph towing a trailer although easily accomplished is not a great idea.
Just because the tires are rated to 100 plus IMHO. That is too fast
there is simply way too much vehicle rolling down the road with less rearward vision and braking ability to risk ripping the tar off the road.
Our rig is capable of those speeds I'm sure and the brakes will stand it on its nose. I'd just rather not demonstrate those capabilities routinely.
I like the inside of our trailer the way it is.
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Donít miss the most important factor about a tire manufacturerís speed restriction. It is saying the tire can support 100% of its maximum load capacity at a listed speed restriction. Beyond that it will start degrading rapidly.
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Old 06-19-2016, 01:51 PM   #11
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I used a temp gun. Tire pressures were up about 3.5 psi and that was a combination of temperature and increase in altitude. My tire were set to 78 psi out of max 80 and I was comfortable with the temps and pressure I observed.

Speed limits on the interstate is 75mph here. Driving any slower causes all sorts of problems with other drivers too eager to pass.

I decided to get L/T tires when I put brand new ST tires on my camper and had a tire delaminate 10 miles from my home. With ST tires, I drove 65mph in the far right lane so speed wasn't an issue; neither was tire pressure or loading. Not too long afterwards, I blew another ST trailer tire on my sled trailer. It was 25 deg F outside and I was driving 70mph. The tire that hadn't blown was cold so tire temp form excessive speed wasn't an issue. Ironically, both tires blew on the same section of I-25 but one heading S. Bound and the sled tire heading N. Bound.
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I used a temp gun. Tire pressures were up about 3.5 psi and that was a combination of temperature and increase in altitude. My tire were set to 78 psi out of max 80 and I was comfortable with the temps and pressure I observed.

Speed limits on the interstate is 75mph here. Driving any slower causes all sorts of problems with other drivers too eager to pass.

I decided to get L/T tires when I put brand new ST tires on my camper and had a tire delaminate 10 miles from my home. With ST tires, I drove 65mph in the far right lane so speed wasn't an issue; neither was tire pressure or loading. Not too long afterwards, I blew another ST trailer tire on my sled trailer. It was 25 deg F outside and I was driving 70mph. The tire that hadn't blown was cold so tire temp form excessive speed wasn't an issue. Ironically, both tires blew on the same section of I-25 but one heading S. Bound and the sled tire heading N. Bound.
Hope you can let us know when you are traveling so we can stay clear ! Your chosen speed makes it dangerous for the rest of us. Happy trails.
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Hope you can let us know when you are traveling so we can stay clear ! Your chosen speed makes it dangerous for the rest of us. Happy trails.
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Old 06-19-2016, 07:35 PM   #14
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I live in Colorado and anyone from out of state is no longer welcome here. We have too many out of staters who have almost ruined this state so your comments are welcomed.
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Old 06-19-2016, 08:10 PM   #15
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TonyD, Some people live in their bubble and don't realize in some parts driving less then 75 will get you run over by the big boys (18 wheelers hauling much more weight then a travel trailer).
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I live in Colorado and anyone from out of state is no longer welcome here. We have too many out of staters who have almost ruined this state so your comments are welcomed.


Awe cmon man! I'm planning on retiring in or around Manitou Springs. Well my wife isn't going to be happy about it! I will just tell her TonyD said we couldn't.
Besides it may be for the best. She would have my ass doing the incline once a week..
I really think she was trying to kill me for my life insurance but I fooled her and lived. Ha cough cough hack hack
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People do die on the incline which is why I avoid strenuous exercise and use my energy concentrating on driving fast 😆
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Old 06-29-2016, 11:17 AM   #18
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I replaced the Load Range D factory tires about 3 years ago with Carlisle st225/75r15 load range E. They seem to be wearing well as with about 5,000 miles on them they look almost new. Are these grenades?
I wanted to put on light truck tires but couldn't find any in 225/75r15, or any size even close to that, with a load range of E. ?
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Old 06-29-2016, 11:32 AM   #19
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Tony I just got home from Colorado Springs towing my Cedar Creek at a Max speed of 65mph, No one rearended me or had any trouble passing me. Not everyone there drives 75 just because the posted limit is 75.
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Old 06-29-2016, 05:21 PM   #20
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I was talking about interstate speed limits not side streets for which 65mph sounds about right.
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