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Old 02-25-2012, 05:17 AM   #1
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Just purchased my 2010 26BL last October, it was a demo unit and is in really good condition. I noticed it has Bias-Ply tires instead of Radials. The dealer installed a radial for a spare.

While I like radials better, does anyone have any opinion regarding the factory installed Bias-Plys? How long were you able to use them? Did they blow when you were driving down the road? Worth changing before the season?

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Old 02-25-2012, 05:46 AM   #2
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It may be just me but bias-ply seem so old fashion.I also think radials seem to ride much better.
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Old 02-26-2012, 02:10 AM   #3
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I've had both and will never go bias-ply again for the reason cwit mentioned plus the radials have worn much better.
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Thanks for the replies. Would you run on factory Bias-Plys or change before the season? These things only have a few miles on them, and are really new.

How long did you run with the factory bias-plys? I like radials better also, but when you first buy the TT, there are always something to spend money on.
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I ran mine 4 years with good luck. But watch them close. I switch from 15 to 16ins. and went with lt tires.`
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I ran my bias2 years. They started showing some very strange wear patterns. Replaced one of them..later sold the trailer.

They were on a 2005 vintage trailer purchased new. Replaced trailer with the2008 Sunset Trail which came with radials.Edited by: coastn
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Oh wow, this post couldn't have happened at a better time. I just took one of my bias plys in for replacement yesterday. It had all sorts of scratch looking marks on the outside. Some looked deep and with only 4 ply on the side walls, I decided it wasn't worth the risk. When I got to the tire store they told me that they didn' t have any bias plys but they had a radial that would fit. I said okay and took the spare home. The more I got to looking at the other 4 on the camper I decided to order radials all around. So, when I get home I will be getting new tires. My approach to replacing them all was this..how much damage will a blown out tire cause to my trailer or to someone else at 70 mph?I can guarantee it's more than the cost of 4 new radial tires. I will never understand why companies take the cheap route out. I am a customer who will pay for quality stuff. If you gave me the choice of bias plys or radials when I purchased the camper, I would have takenthe radials. Be safe for yourself and your family. *stepping off my soap box*
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