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Old 09-21-2017, 09:54 PM   #1
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Does any company make trailer tires rated M+S ? This rating is required to tow through the rocky mountains in British Colombia After October 01
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Old 10-01-2017, 07:45 PM   #2
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Are you sure they require that trailers need M+S tires, not just the tow vehicle? I've never really heard of seasonal ratings on trailer tires. I guess you could go with LT (light truck) tires instead, though they may be a bit less stable on dry highways at high speeds.
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Old 10-02-2017, 08:03 AM   #3
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Agree. I've never heard of M/S rated ST tires. LT tires are not made in smaller sizes used by many molded trailers.

Perhaps you could contact the agency that posted the rule and ask for clarification.

During an actual weather event I've heard of putting chains on trailers. For myself I'd find another route or wait it out before I'd subject a molded trailer to that kind of abuse.
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Old 10-02-2017, 08:59 AM   #4
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I agree with you jon too risky in those mountains find another route if you must go!
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Old 10-02-2017, 10:14 AM   #5
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Thanks all. The tire manufacturer indicated they don't make m+s rated trailer tires, and gave me a link to the BC government site to see why. I had already checked there, and I may be missing something in the 'translation', so to speak. The government site describes vehicles as including trailers, and their info on winter tire requirements refers to 'vehicles', with some specifics but nothing to exclude trailers. We may pursue it further with them down the line, but for now it turns out to be a non-issue for us as we ended up over-committed with work and have to put off our plans until next summer.
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Old 10-06-2017, 06:36 AM   #6
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Our tires are 5+ years old, purchased by previous owner. They are stamped M&S. 215/75r14 is the size. "Golden Fury" is the brand name so suspect cheap Chinese.
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Old 10-06-2017, 08:33 AM   #7
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Good to know, thanks.
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Old 10-06-2017, 08:52 AM   #8
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wow 5 years out of chineese tires on a heavy trailer. Many miles on them?


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wow 5 years out of chineese tires on a heavy trailer. Many miles on them?


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I think all the tire manufacturers these days use materials of different quality or with different thickness to sidewall or tread in order to sell at different price points. Chinese or American.

You can tell picking some up they are just lighter or heavier than another brand in the same size. A closer look will show weight difference is probably in the amount of material. Throw in that some of the raw materials cost more it isn't surprising that most brands have a lighter weight, more plastic than rubber, but less expensive tire model available.

Small tires even more than car or truck. 25 years ago we used to charge more to mount some brand motorcycle tires, we worked by hand with tire spoons and some where stiff and plastic and a total PITA to get on, others were good quality rubber but they had a premium cost.
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Old 10-06-2017, 10:26 AM   #10
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rogerdat I even changed my own motorcycle tires one time! Was it fun no but I ordered them off the net and got started. I got better because I did some research and ordered them.


tire changing is a lot of grunt and swearing!


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Old 10-06-2017, 10:41 AM   #11
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rogerdat I see we are running the same rigs!


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Our tires are 5+ years old, purchased by previous owner. They are stamped M&S. 215/75r14 is the size. "Golden Fury" is the brand name so suspect cheap Chinese.
Is this an ST tire?

Last I heard the only ST tire manufactured in North America was the Goodyear Endurance. Even other reputable brands, such as Carlisle and Maxxis, import their ST tires from overseas. A lot depends on the extent to which they maintain quality control over the design, materials, and manufacturing process, regardless of the nationality of the workers.
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don't know but I like the 5 year part. trying to find out their milage on the tires!

personally I would not run tires that long on a trailer!

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