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Old 04-12-2008, 04:40 PM   #1
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http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/inf...ionAnxiety.dos

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Old 04-12-2008, 05:31 PM   #2
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Old 04-12-2008, 08:48 PM   #3
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I don't think so. LT (light truck) tires are perfect for our small trailers. Or at least a comparable rating is O.K. This info is refering to biggeer trailers. In my experienced humbled (groveled) thought.
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Old 04-13-2008, 02:06 PM   #4
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The table in the article is from LR-B 13" tires up to the big 16", so it looks to me like across-the-board application. Note the differences of opinion between the three tire manfs on TPs, just like on any RV group I've ever read!

Here's another site with tire info, also recommending ST tires for trailers:

http://www.championtrailers.com/tire_art.html

Of course, if one intends to tow faster than 65 mph for long periods in hot weather, LTs might make better sense. I believe STs are also built to better resist long periods of storage that trailers usually experience compared to trucks (I believe they have more carbon).

I personally lean towards the tire designed for trailers, but LTs can also be a good choice. At least one of our forum members uses P-radials; I tried that once and found it to be very unsatisfactory. YMMV!

BTW, here's another link to a PDF with info on tires, wheels, stems, etc.:

http://www.farrellstrailersales.com/media/..._and_Wheels.pdf
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I've mentioned it before and had no answers. Does anyone know of a LT tire that is available in 13" sizes?



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Old 04-13-2008, 05:17 PM   #6
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SORRY TOM, that one musta slipped past me too!!!

I don't know of any trucks with 13in rims and thus doubt (but I don't know it all) that such a tire exists.

Having said THAT, look up COKER TIRE.

They always say if they don't have'm, they'll MAKE'm!!!

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Well, I just looked in Tire Rack under Light Truck and they have a 'trailer service' tire in 13" called the Goodyear Marathon...

I recall looking for LTs in 15" for my previous truck and they were not common and cost a bit more than I cared to pay.

Here's another Discount Tire link I found:

http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/inf...rTireFacts.dos

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Why Use An "ST" Tire

* "ST" tires feature materials and construction to meet the higher load requirements and demands of trailering.
* The polyester cords are bigger than they would be for a comparable "P" or "LT" tire.
* The steel cords have a larger diameter and greater tensile strength to meet the additional load requirements.
* "ST" tire rubber compounds contain more chemicals to resist weather and ozone cracking.
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To compound the issue, there are apparently LT tires made specifically for trailer use in larger sizes that should not be used on actual trucks because they are not intended for cornering...
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.........well GAWLEEE. Whoda thunkit??
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