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Old 04-24-2012, 05:31 PM   #15
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Are you putting them on your truck or camper?
I'm putting these on the camper. The truck just got new LT LRE's.

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There is a lot of difference in the load capacities between LRE ST tires and LRE LT tires. It could look like this. LRE LT, 3042# @ 80 psi. LRE ST, 3420# @ 80 psi.

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I understand what the "Rated capacities" say, but the ST tires have no reserve capacity whatsoever. The LT tires do have substantial reserve capacity.
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I understand what the "Rated capacities" say, but the ST tires have no reserve capacity whatsoever. The LT tires do have substantial reserve capacity.
Please don’t take this as a flippant remark.

Your remark is a presumption. The facts are printed on each tire’s sidewall and certified. Any tire manufacturer that would say otherwise would be misrepresenting their own product. Vehicle manufacturers must rely upon tire manufacturers to provide them with tires that will fit the needs of their vehicle’s. There is no room for misinformation.

Most of us are most familiar with the needs of our everyday vehicles (Autos, PU trucks, SUVs etc…). The DOT mandates that a certain amount of reserve tire load capacity be provided in the OE tires for those vehicles. It is provided with tires designed for that particular service and includes the manipulation of tire pressures to achieve the necessary load capacity reserves. That same type of mandate is not required for tires on RV trailer axles, thus the (sometimes) misconception.

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Thanks for the reply.. Our last fifth wheel came with ST tires on it and we didn't even get it home from the dealer, before we had problems. That was even without the trailer fully loaded. We got it back to the dealer and they put LT tires on it. We never had any trouble out of the LT tires and the fifth wheel was a lot more stable.

Given the choice between the chinese made ST tires currently on our fifth wheel and the North American made LT tires, I will choose the LT.
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