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Old 11-08-2015, 01:06 PM   #1
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American ST tires???

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Is there such a thing as American made ST tires? I was going to buy Maxxis' tires but found out they were made in Thailand. Looking to buy made in the US and Canada would be my second choice.

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Old 11-08-2015, 02:12 PM   #2
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No ST tires made in North America. We went to Michelin XPS rib for our 5er. I think you are limited to ST though. Maxxis has a good reputation. I looked at them but couldn't source any close to us as Maxxis only builds tires once a year apparently.
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15" or 16" rims? If 15, I would look at Carlisle Trail RH ST tires. They are speed rated to 87MPH.
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What size are you looking for?
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Old 11-09-2015, 12:06 PM   #5
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What size are you looking for?
205/75 14

My wheels are 50 psi rated. If I get higher psi rated wheels and a higher load rated tire I am concerned that the inflation pressure would make the tire stiffer. That would make the jarring of the TT higher going down the road because of the lighter TT loading on the tires than what they are intended for. Anyone have an opinion on that?
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With that tire size, you have no great options. I have a utility trailer with that size and use Kumho 857 Radials on it. The C in the tire size means commercial, not load range C. These are max 65 lb tires. You won't like that these tires are not USA made, but they may be the best option out there. If your wheels are indeed stamped 50 psi, I would upgrade those as well.

If you have plenty of room, 15 x 6 wheels with LT215/75-15 LRD Goodyear Wrangler HT's, made in USA, would be super.
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Several tire companies make bias-ply tires in the U.S.A. 14 Inch Diameter Steel Belted Radial and Bias-Ply Whitewall Tires
At least one tire manufacturer says bias-ply ST trailer tires are preferred over radial ST tires.http://media.wiley.com/product_data/...0471354619.pdf
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I got LT tires for my 5th wheel...if they meet the weight requirement, that's the way to go.
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Several tire companies make bias-ply tires in the U.S.A. 14 Inch Diameter Steel Belted Radial and Bias-Ply Whitewall Tires
At least one tire manufacturer says bias-ply ST trailer tires are preferred over radial ST tires.http://media.wiley.com/product_data/...0471354619.pdf
Hi Ray,
I tried looking at your second link and became overwhelmed trying to look past all the calculus. At 88 pages it could pass for someones mathematician thesis. If you can remember what were the reasons it said that bias-ply ST trailer tires are preferred over radial ST tires I would appreciate you summarizing them. I tried reading it all but I failed to hold my concentration.

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I would think that the only company that recommends a bias ply over a radial would be one that only made old fashioned bias ply tires, ha, ha.
Maxxis is a Taiwan company that has factories in several locations. I put the M8008ST tires on our trailer last year and they are holding up very well. They are not cheap tires like the "rim protectors' that the trailer manufacturer put on.
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I would think that the only company that recommends a bias ply over a radial would be one that only made old fashioned bias ply tires, ha, ha.
Maxxis is a Taiwan company that has factories in several locations. I put the M8008ST tires on our trailer last year and they are holding up very well. They are not cheap tires like the "rim protectors' that the trailer manufacturer put on.
"rim protectors" - I haven't heard that one. Well Done

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Hi Ray,
I tried looking at your second link and became overwhelmed trying to look past all the calculus. At 88 pages it could pass for someones mathematician thesis. If you can remember what were the reasons it said that bias-ply ST trailer tires are preferred over radial ST tires I would appreciate you summarizing them. I tried reading it all but I failed to hold my concentration.

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Bias-ply pros:
Strong sidewalls for better sidewall puncture resistance,
Easy to repair, Lower cost,Good off camber stability because of stiffer sidewall,High impact resistance,Great for frequent high loads and towing.
Bias Ply Tire cons:
Smaller tread footprint,Tire flex is spread out over a large area,increasing heat buildup at high speeds. Greater rolling resistance means less fuel mileage.Shorter tire life.
IMO, tread life is immaterial for the vast majority of trailer owners, as they "time-out" before wear bars appear.
Radials have a better ride, but who's riding in the trailer?

That said, my 5ers always came with radials, but my utility trailers have bias tires. I've had many tire failures on my 5ers, but not one on my utility trailers_lost an entire wheel, but no tire failures.
You'll find hours of reading with an internet search for bias vs radial tire construction.
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Just go with the Maxxis M8008's and you'll be very satisfied. They're the best ST tire there is for 15" or 14" tires.
If someone has 16" tires, they can go to LT/E tires with the Bridgestone Duravis R250's, the Michelin rib tire or the Goodyear G614 (G rated) tires.
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