Originally Posted by jesilvas
If an LT (say XPS Ribs) were to blow, couldn't they cause more damage being all steel?
Not saying they will, just if. I used XPS ribs on my truck and liked them.
I had a flat on the rear of my truck with 5th wheel on. Therefore the tire was loaded. All it did for a quarter mile is scored the side wall.
I believe that an LT tire will not destroy the trailer as much as a ST tire will.
While using ST tires I carried a roll of sheet metal and tools for repaires for every time I had a flat the tire ruined the area. No ST tire lasted over 2 years.
LT tires for me saved my unit and was able to drive after dark. And my LT tires were overloaded by 20% while over inflated by 10psi.
So to me the results are clear LT tires were safer and better for 7 years and still look great. My ST spare was never used for 7 years.
I was on I81 today and running at 65mph and every trailer that past me had ST tires on. Why do standards are fooling owners. Why are tires rated at 65mph in this modern age. They are not tested properly and manufacturing companies can provide us with garbage tires that serves no good but trouble.
I am trough saying it but its a shame that there is this propaganda around to stop us from buying trailers in favour of MH. You would never see garbage tires allowed on a MH.
Most ST tires will do on utility trailers but LTs have been used by pros for years. Long before 16in LR E STs were available.