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Old 10-12-2015, 07:59 AM   #1
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Cool Replace ST tire with LT tire

Just had a ST tire explode at 14,000 miles. Since I am one the road and really don't want to replace them all now, can I run a LT tire with three other ST tires?
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Wish I had a good answer for you, but if they were the exact same size..... I would think this should be ok for the rest of your trip?
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Old 10-12-2015, 08:10 AM   #3
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No!!!! The problem s the load rating on them. I would consider using one to get to a tire store.
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Old 10-12-2015, 08:19 AM   #4
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The tires really should match. Many dealrs will refuse to install a single mismatched tire.

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You don't have a spare?
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Yes you can, as long as you have the same size tires, there is no problem on a trailer.

I've done this many times on the road when I didn't have access to the tire price I was looking for.
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Yes, I have a spare that is on the rig. But I have 1600 miles to go to get back to Everglades NP
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It would be ok to limp along on until you could replace it with a like sized tire. The load rating on the LT tire will be less than on your ST tire so keep an eye on it.

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There should be no problem if the tires are the same size and the slightly lower load rating on the LT tire is high enough for the load you have.
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Old 10-12-2015, 10:39 AM   #10
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Trailer tires are independent of each other. Not like vehicles where you need the same size to maintain drivability. As mentioned as long as the new tire meets the load requirements it should be fine.
JMO but I you can fit an LT tire on your trailer I would think seriously about getting all replaced with LT when you get new tires.
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You don't have a spare?
Buy the LT tire that you like and use it for the spare until you can replace all of them.
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There are zero 16” Load Range E tires that would qualify for your trailer’s axles according to its specs. The first LT tire that would qualify is the LT235/85R16G. Any of the LRE tires will be nearly 500# below the axle requirement.

Down the road 40-50 miles for emergencies, OK. Longer than that, not OK.
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There are zero 16” Load Range E tires that would qualify for your trailer’s axles according to its specs. The first LT tire that would qualify is the LT235/85R16G. Any of the LRE tires will be nearly 500# below the axle requirement.

Down the road 40-50 miles for emergencies, OK. Longer than that, not OK.
how can you say this? OP does not specify what his ST tires are/were nor does he indicate the LT tires information.
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how can you say this? OP does not specify what his ST tires are/were nor does he indicate the LT tires information.
I looked-up the specs for his 15,500 GVWR trailer. It gives the OT tire sizes. Any LT tire less than LT235/85R16G does not qualify as a replacement for his trailer's axles.
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