LT vs Trailer tyres

Discussion in 'Tow Rigs and Trailers' started by ckruzer, Mar 31, 2019.

  1. ckruzer

    ckruzer Infidel

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    Just came across a few internet seeds. Curious about the validity of them from my NC4x4 crowd. Apparently people use LT tires for bettter safety etc.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. BigSouth

    BigSouth Doesn't play well with others!

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  3. Jeff B

    Jeff B pool boy

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    I ran load range E on my trailer. No issues ever.
     
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  4. 77GreenMachine

    77GreenMachine Phillip Talton

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    A buddy of mine swears by them. Says the flatter tread pattern offers a much better tow and much less side to side trailer movement. Typically does require load range E tires though when you add the trailer weight plus the load.
     
  5. shawn

    shawn running dog lackey of the oppressor class Administrator

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    I used to run E truck tires. They kept throwing the tread, so I switched to G rated Sailun trailer tires. They run a lot cooler, and I haven't had any problems since.
     
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  6. Mac5005

    Mac5005 Welding Instructor

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    On our 7k trailer we use amazon trailer 205-75-14 with higher load range and speed index. Seem to last several years.

    On the 14k trailer we run 245 -16 LRE LT tires. Less shake and better tracking.

    Small trailer sees 5k lbs load, big trailer 5-7lbs of load.

    Also run the same amazon Carlisle on the work enclosed. That I pull daily.

    They are radial and that has made the biggest improvement. Getting about 40k miles out of them. If any of them last to 5 years or older, I plan for them to blow...
     
  7. paradisePWoffrd

    paradisePWoffrd Recovering Project Junkie

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    I have heard using trailer tires are more critical, vs LT tires, with a trailer that has triple axles. The truck tires aren't made to handle the side/twisting load, from the tires scrubbing, but trailer tires are.

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  8. 77GreenMachine

    77GreenMachine Phillip Talton

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    I am considering upgrading to radial tires for my next set.
     
  9. shawn

    shawn running dog lackey of the oppressor class Administrator

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    The LT tires used to twist so much that it looked like they would come off the bead. The trailer tires deform, but not nearly as badly. That was with a tandem.

    To be clear, I think most folks will get decent service out of a truck tire if it's not heavily loaded. They're infinitely better than bias tires, too. But if you're working then near capacity, you'll only get a couple of years out of them.
     
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  10. ckruzer

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    Thanks guys. Always hearing that Carlisle name, and the Sailuns do look noteworthy. The side to side reduction makes sense for the LT but so does them being more prone to deformity.

    Lol still stuck in the middle with a third option now. I’ll have to delve deeper into the webs and just pull the trigger on something and gain some experience myself!
     
  11. skyhighZJ

    skyhighZJ Thanks for your taxes

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    I run Carlisle LR G on my triple axle camper and on our tandem stock trailer. Both run smooth and true. Put the LR G on the stocker as soon as I bought it and they are great. When I switched the camper out from LR E it was a noticeable difference (better manners) and it just feels like it rolls smoother. I always Carey a laser gun when I tow to check tires/hubs and the LR G run way cooler too.
     
  12. yager

    yager Better Faster Stronger

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    Hankook Optimo H724 All-Season Tire - 235/75R15 108S :flipoff2:
     
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  13. rodney eppes

    rodney eppes Well-Known Member

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    I had a set of Multi-Miler & a set of Carlisle. Radial, but 6 ply. Nearly every trip with CJ on the trailer, I'd bust a belt. I felt like they were Cheap tires [they really were], but also figured out I was hauling at 80% of their load capacity. After following all the Trailer tire threads, I went with Maaxis, radial, 8 ply. And their not as costly as Sailun! Running 40-50 % of their capacity, & no more problems!
     
  14. shawn

    shawn running dog lackey of the oppressor class Administrator

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    If you're running 15" wheels, this thread is not for you. :flipoff2:
     
  15. Croatan_Kid

    Croatan_Kid How's your hammer hangin'?

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    17.5s are where it's at anyway :D
     
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  16. yager

    yager Better Faster Stronger

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    Honestly knowing what i know now (wow that a statement)
    i would goto 19.5" tires (225ish)
    especially on a 4 tire trailer
    I would pony up for the rims and be done.
    i see so many tires (19.5) being sold used on craglist that are not old all the time.
     
  17. Croatan_Kid

    Croatan_Kid How's your hammer hangin'?

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    Those are some expensive trailer rims.
     
  18. GubNi

    GubNi 8 lug disc brakes?

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    Carlisle trailer tires outlast truck tires by far, but truck tires do well. If it's a beater trailer go for some use truck tires. If it's a nice enclosed trailer you want Carlisle tires. If the trailer was mostly highway use then I'd consider truck tires more as turns are harder on trailer tires.
     
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  19. ckruzer

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    Lol what about encloses AND mostly highway?
     
  20. ckruzer

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    I’m seeing further popularity with either the Carlisle G or the Sailun F rated.

    Right now on 15 wheels. And have 225/75 trailer kings. Which I don’t want, hence the search. Tandem axle six lugs and maxing out around 9k.
    90% highway use. Don’t have much room between the top of the tire now and the wheel well. Doesnt appear much room if any to go bigger, but I don’t know how much trailers can flex
     
  21. BRUISER

    BRUISER silent.. but deadly Moderator

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  22. chromerunner

    chromerunner The Scrambler

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    I run
    Maxxis M8008 ST Radial Trailer Tires
    On both my car haulers and a 12 ft utility. I
    haven’t had a single issue and been very happy with there performance. Two trailers need replacing due to age soon and they are what I’ll be ordering again.


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  23. Fabrik8

    Fabrik8 Overcomplicator

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    Anyone using Goodyear Endurance? The boat trailer is going to need new shoes soon. It seems that Endurance and Maxxis are where it's at besides the Sailun. The Endurance are apparently USA-made though, and supposed to be pretty good.
     
  24. skyhighZJ

    skyhighZJ Thanks for your taxes

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    Fuck Goodyear trailer tires. They are Shit. Had all 6 on my camper because good year, made in America, support the local GY plant xyz took a trip with the camper. Inside 1,000 miles all six blew in some form or another GY wouldn’t warranty or replace shit because of excuses. I went to Carlisle and won’t look back. TireDude when I swapped out said everyone he knows calls em good for a year instead.
     
  25. Mac5005

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