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Old 07-01-2015, 09:31 PM   #1
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I figured I would start a thread chronicling our trip this summer. We are planing to do a large circle around the U.S. Going from Fl. to Tenn, SD, WY, UT, NV, AZ and back to Florida.

Day 1: 7 hours into the trip and almost out of Florida we get a blowout. I change the tire and now I lay hear venting and looking for where I'm going to buy tires tomorrow morning.

Any suggestions on a tire brand would be appreciated. ST225/75r15

Hopefully I.....Nope I'm not going that route. I WILL be posting some great stuff soon.
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Old 07-01-2015, 10:55 PM   #2
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I'm looking forward to reading about your trip. Sorry about the blowout. Wishing you safe and happy travels!
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Old 07-02-2015, 12:02 AM   #3
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'Firestone Transforce and LT tire.
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Old 07-02-2015, 05:45 AM   #4
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I thought LT tires were no good for trailers?
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Woke up this morning to the sounds of birds chirping. From what I can see this is a nice campground, Suwannee Music Festival Campground $24.65 water and electric. We don't want to drive far to get new tires. From what I can get locally, It looks like I'm going with Carlisle Radial Trail RH tire. My existing tires are D rated and I'm going with 10 ply E rated. It seems like they are the best I can get in the area. $465 installed and balanced seems a fair price. All I can ask for an so the adventure continues.
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We are so sorry to hear about your blowout! I hope if gets handled properly for you.

On the other hand, we are SO excited for you and your upcoming adventure. HOW FUN! We cant wait to read you experiences. And don't forget to share some photos!

Journey on!
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Old 07-02-2015, 02:40 PM   #7
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I thought LT tires were no good for trailers?

That's an old wives tale.
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Old 07-02-2015, 06:43 PM   #8
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I posted on tires on your other thread. Even if they don't last that long that's not a bad price. As many times as I have driven past that campground I never visited. Hope the rest of your trip is uneventful. Look forward to hearing about it.
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What's an LT tire?
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Light Truck. You have them on your Ford F250
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That's an old wives tale.
I can never understand why wives get old and then go around spreading tales that are not true.
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Old 07-04-2015, 05:35 PM   #13
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trailer tires

I just bought them for peace of mind.

/www.maxxis.com/tires/autolt/trailer
Also have tire pressure and temp. monitor.

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I figured I would start a thread chronicling our trip this summer. We are planing to do a large circle around the U.S. Going from Fl. to Tenn, SD, WY, UT, NV, AZ and back to Florida.

Day 1: 7 hours into the trip and almost out of Florida we get a blowout. I change the tire and now I lay hear venting and looking for where I'm going to buy tires tomorrow morning.

Any suggestions on a tire brand would be appreciated. ST225/75r15

Hopefully I.....Nope I'm not going that route. I WILL be posting some great stuff soon.
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Old 07-04-2015, 06:30 PM   #14
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I was told truck tires should not be used on trailers because when you turn the trailer the tires flex (you can see this happening). Truck tires do not flex like trailer tires do as they have stiffer side walls, making them not a good fit for this application.
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I was told truck tires should not be used on trailers because when you turn the trailer the tires flex (you can see this happening). Truck tires do not flex like trailer tires do as they have stiffer side walls, making them not a good fit for this application.
I don't know who came up with that idea. There are an awful lot of trailers running around with LT tires, and I would guess the biggest percentage of the owners are really happy they made the switch.
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I was told truck tires should not be used on trailers because when you turn the trailer the tires flex (you can see this happening). Truck tires do not flex like trailer tires do as they have stiffer side walls, making them not a good fit for this application.

As I said before: An old wives tale.

Like Lloyd said, many have switched without any problems, and I've seen quite a few new Rv's with them on from the factory.

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Special Trailer (ST), as well as Light Truck (LT) tires are fully rated  for trailer applications. This means ST- and LT-sized tires can carry  the full weight rating branded on the sidewalls when used on a trailer.
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Bert, I apologize for hijacking your thread.

So, as a moderator, I am warning myself to get back on topic.
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No worries. We arrived in Marshall, MO this evening. The tires have over 1000 miles and are doing well. We set up with 5 min to spare to watch the Women's US team play. And my antenna can't get the channel. So I go to my back up plan and hook up my outside TV in the living room with my back up antenna. I need a better booster.
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a little update on our adventure. We are in Mitchell, SD. Just before we got here the truck had a weird bounce. Pulled off the next exit my truck tire has a bulge in it. I expected to replace the tires when I got back. Looks like I. At another tire shop this trip. Also my blue ox hitch has a pin that holds the bar. When I went to unhook the top half of the pin sheared off. So today I'm going to be running around taking care of stuff. Hopefully I can get them here if not I'm driving to Rapid City on a spare. Besides the few set backs the trip has gone rather well. My kids are troopers we drove 8 hours with only 2- 15 min breaks and they love it. I'll keep you posted.
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4 E rated tires mounted and balanced at that price? I'd take that even if I wasn't broken down.
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