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Old 04-13-2015, 01:03 AM   #29
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...I've found the LT tire will better with stand long term ply shear as the tire side scrubs around corners, than any brand/size or load range or bias ply or radial ST tire.
Since there is no definitive answer to the ST vs. LT trailer tire conundrum, both sides of the argument -- taken up with gusto by many good people for many years -- can be made convincingly. Me, I'm not running ST tires because of tire scrub. I have a single axle, 15' airframe travel trailer on which I put about 7500 miles a year. After three years, I replace my Goodyear Marathon's with a fresh set. I think bias ply tires would look more period correct on my 1955 travel trailer, but I like the softer ride of radials. And among vintage trailerists, by the way, the argument Radial vs. Bias Ply is just as unresolvable, for -- as with the ST vs LT conversation -- there are good arguments to be made both ways.
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Old 04-13-2015, 07:04 AM   #30
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Thanks All "But "

My thread was on tires for the back of my "TRUCK" , don't know how trailer tires got in here..

Now to open a big hill of beans ,we don't have a lot of extra cash flow, and after a good bit of reserch, i have decided on the Hankook AT-M LT265-70-17 for my rear tires, positive reviews,of course any options welcome .


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Old 04-13-2015, 04:54 PM   #31
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ST tires are junk period. Not enough rubber and wire to be worth driving on. That's why they are not passenger approved.
Go ahead use them. It's your money. I know where mine goes.
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Old 04-16-2015, 12:43 PM   #32
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When using P-type tires in truck or trailer application the load capacity must be "de-rated" by dividing by 1.1

IMO tires do not fail because they have the wrong Zip code. They fail because they are not properly maintained. That means not running at 100% of the tire max load or ever running under-inflated.

Multi-axle trailers place special side loading on tires which dramatically increases the "Interply Shear" forces which try and separate the belts from the body. You can Google Interply shear if you want to learn more about that engineering fact.

ST tires have a max speed rating of 65 mph which is like engine red-line. If you think running your engine above 90% of red line then I guess you probably feel it is equally OK to run ST type tires at 60 or above.
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Originally Posted by rideandslide View Post
Thanks All "But "

My thread was on tires for the back of my "TRUCK" , don't know how trailer tires got in here..

Now to open a big hill of beans ,we don't have a lot of extra cash flow, and after a good bit of reserch, i have decided on the Hankook AT-M LT265-70-17 for my rear tires, positive reviews,of course any options welcome .

Obviously in our rush to impart our expertise, we don't always comprehend what the question is.

I have never owned Hankook tires, but bet they will be just fine for your application.

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