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Old 08-23-2018, 03:13 PM   #1
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Trailer or LT tires

I have a heavy 5th wheel (34’ paradise pointe) and have had two blowouts recently. I am replacing my older trailer style tires with LT load range E. The old tires still look like new but are several years old. Which are best for a heavy RV trailer tires or LT tires?
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Old 08-23-2018, 04:20 PM   #2
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We just recently had a discussion here about blowouts and warnings on the cheep Chinese trailer tires. A lot of members have switched to Goodyear Endurance tires (including myself). Here is the post: https://www.crossroadsowners.com/for...ing-13927.html
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Old 08-23-2018, 05:32 PM   #3
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Here is an easy tip as to WHY you should check out Goodyear endurance trailer tires. Go to the Goodyear dealer and ask to look and handle an endurance tire, just stick your thumb into the sidewall and press and examine that quality, there is your selling feature. then go do the same thing to any other tire on the market. Your not going to duplicate that anywhere else. Our trailer became the best handling bumper mount trailer I have ever experienced since switching over to Endurance. Guaranteed and I have no reason to kid ya..
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Old 08-23-2018, 06:23 PM   #4
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What about the Hartland tires? I have been reading all threads as well. Our TT came with C rated tires. Both endurance and Hartland would be an upgrade to the D rating in my size. We have a couple more trips planned, then storing it for the winter, but before next season they will be replaced. Local Discount tire has the Hartland rated as good, endurance as best. But there is a $50 price difference between the two. We don't do more than a 3 hour trip at a time, no long distance over the road camping here. On the website I can't see the difference other than endurance being 4 lbs heavier per tire.

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I can’t speak to the Heartland tires referenced here, but I want to add my two cents in support of the Goodyear Endurance tires. I replaced my “China Bombs” two years ago, as soon as I could after seeing the discussions on this forum. I am super pleased with them and the trailer tows great! I’m not dissing the option to go with LT tires at all, I just know I’m very satisfied with the Goodyear ST tires I have now.
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Old 08-26-2018, 06:32 AM   #6
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Personally, I like LT tires. I've had a set for nearly 4 years and thousands of miles. I made the dealer put them on before I bought the trailer.

All truck tires are built to haul people rather than stuff so they have a better safety margin for legal reasons IMHO. Unless you are running industrial G or H rated Goodyears or similar, I think you are better off with a comparable LT tire. If yahoos can hotrod their pickup trucks with them, they will be fine on a safely driven trailer. Many disagree but I think a D or E LT tire is superior to all or almost all ST tires. LT tires built better and are more forgiving for the legal reasons cited. I did a lot of research and you should too so you can make an informed decision that YOU are comfortable with.
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Old 08-26-2018, 06:45 AM   #7
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I agree with stormseeker.
I purchased a set of Good Year Wrangler LT's back in 2013. I'm satisfied with them.
Like stormseeker said, do your research and buy what you are comfortable with.
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Old 08-26-2018, 06:54 PM   #8
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ST vs LT tires is like apples vs oranges, they are designed/ rated totally different. E.g. the ST235/80r16 rated at 3520# at 80psi, where the LT225/75r16E rated at 2680# at 80psi. Further, side forces on a dual/ triple axle TRAILER tire are totally different from a Dually or a steering tire on a MOTORHOME/ TRUCK. You may also find all against you in court/ liability involving accidents/ death if running tires outside of recommended. Buy the good/ best tires for each application, put the LT tire on the truck and put the ST on the trailer.
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At the start of the 2017 season I replaced my ST225/75R15 China bombs with German made Michelin XPS RIB LT225/75R16 tires on new 16" wheels. The trailer sits more level with the taller tires and tows so much easier than before. The best part is the ease of mind on the highway. I don't think twice about the tires if I ease up to 80 to pass someone. Before, I was on pins and needles all of the time trying to stay under 65.
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Old 08-27-2018, 06:28 AM   #10
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You may also find all against you in court/ liability involving accidents/ death if running tires outside of recommended. Buy the good/ best tires for each application, put the LT tire on the truck and put the ST on the trailer.



I have never seen any rules, regulations, or laws that state what type of tire you have to run/use on your car, truck, trailer, or RV.
Curious as to where you came up with your information.
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