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Old 07-03-2014, 07:54 PM   #1
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ST Replacement Tires

The aerolite im lookin at has st175-75r13. Is there a cheaper alternative for the tires? Thanks all
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Old 07-03-2014, 10:38 PM   #2
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The aerolite im lookin at has st175-75r13. Is there a cheaper alternative for the tires? Thanks all
You don't mention the brand of tire you are looking at. What brand are they?
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Cheap tires might not be the best choice....There's a lot of threads out there reviewing tires including the problems with tires from China......
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Cheap tires might not be the best choice....There's a lot of threads out there reviewing tires including the problems with tires from China......
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Don't go cheap on tires.
Have seen some pretty badly damaged RVS due to tire exploding @ 65 MPH
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Old 07-04-2014, 12:21 AM   #5
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I was curious if there was a passanger car tire that is comparable to the st tire. I dont travel farther than 60 miles at a time. The camper is a A25-FBSL. The cheapest is $225 for four. 13" tires are fairly cheap in my area. Four mounted for less than $100. Im not sure about tires at all...
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Me too

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LT tires hold up better. it's hard to find a ST that wasn't made in China.

Goodyear Marathon ST tires are Chinese and frankly they suck. 2 exploded, 3 had sidewall bubbles in less than 10,000 miles.
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How much are lt's?
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Old 07-04-2014, 06:43 AM   #8
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Here is a good tire for your short haul trips. I'm sure you'll be able to get them at any Discount Tire store.

Carlisle Sport Trail LH tires - Reviews, ratings and specs in the Albuquerque Area - Discount Tire

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Old 07-04-2014, 08:45 AM   #9
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LT Tires

LT stands for light truck.

Usually less expensive than ST and built better.

Many trailers come with LT tires as original equipment these days. I put Michelin ribs on our last fifth wheel because I got tired of tires failing on me but generally any LT tire that has a not too aggressive tread pattern works well. Once I switched I never had another problem.
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Old 07-04-2014, 09:17 AM   #10
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I might as well just pick up these. I was hopin to find a used set of good condition LT's but 13" is a small tire.
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The best ST tire out there right now is Maxxis. They are made in a state of the art facility in Taiwan and have incredible quality. If you read up on them on this forum you will find that many people have switched to this tire including myself. A friend of mine works at a tire distributor that handles Maxxis tires and they have never had one returned for any reason! As far as I can tell they cost about the same as the other tires on the market. I bought mine through Discount Tires but they have them an Amazon well. ST tires are designed for the added stress that a trailer tire goes through and is also designed to reduce sway which LT tires are not designed to do. That being said, a lot of people have switched to a great tire like the Michelin LTX with great results. I always buy Michelins for my TV and automobiles. Bottom line, don't skimp on tires. How much is your life worth?
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As long as you get the same load rating you should be OK.

Special Trailer Service (ST) tires have stiffer sidewalls which helps stablize the trailer while being pulled. Light Truck (LT) tires have a softer sidewall in order to give a better ride.

If you have any concern about trailer sway a ST tire may be better. ST tires have a maximum speed rating of 65 which may contribute to reducing potential sway.
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Look at Maxxis trailer tires; not made in China and they do have a good reputation. On my trailers I use Michelin LT's.
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Changed my mind.

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