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Old 11-18-2020, 08:32 AM   #1
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We recently bought a 2006 Casita Sprirt Deluxe. The tires need to be replaced and radial tires are recommended by then local RV dealer. Currently, the Casita has bias tires. I called Casita and they said they no longer use radial tires. I forgot to as why. They said they are now using Goodyear Endurance class D. Is there a reason to use/not to use radial tires?

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Old 11-18-2020, 09:53 AM   #2
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If you are going to tow it, get radials.
If you are going to park it for long periods and only move it occasionally Bias tires might be a better choice.
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I called Casita and they said they no longer use radial tires.<_<

Endurance ARE radial tires.
See etrailer.com or any other tire store description:

Goodyear Endurance ST205/75R15 Radial Trailer Tire - Load Range D
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The camper will be sitting over the winter in our yard. But in the spring, we will start using it regularly. And we are planning a cross country trip in June. Radials????
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Old 11-18-2020, 12:02 PM   #6
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Thanks All,
We just ordered the radials.
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I also recommend the Goodyear Endurance in load range D. Second choice, Carlisle Radial Trail HD, also load range D. I run the Carlisles on my Scamp because the Endurance doesn't come in a 13" size.

Both are ST (special trailer) tires with radial construction for good handling, smooth ride, and no flat spots on a cold morning. I run bias ply tires on my utility trailer, where handling and ride are less important.

But... if it's just going to sit all winter, why buy the tires now? I'd wait and get fresh ones a few weeks before your trip. Age and exposure are typically what kill trailer tires, not miles (unless you travel a lot more than average).
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Excellent idea. I'm going to call and see if we can wait till spring to install the new tires.
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+1 for Jon's advice in post #7. Your choice should be either of those two. Just because tires are "radials" doesn't mean they are what you want for your trailer. I think both tires are also available in load range E which has become popular among Casita owners.
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The camper will be sitting over the winter in our yard. But in the spring, we will start using it regularly. And we are planning a cross country trip in June. Radials????
YES!
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Another radials vote

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We recently bought a 2006 Casita Sprirt Deluxe. The tires need to be replaced and radial tires are recommended by then local RV dealer.<_<
Yes, to radial and get them balanced. If the shop says no, we do not balance trailer tires, go to a different shop.
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