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Old 01-31-2014, 03:06 PM   #1
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Hi - what is the difference between "truck" tires and "RV" tires? Just generally, not brand specific.

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Truck tires ride harder than RV tires. Truck tires have less side wall protectants in them because their tread are expected to wear out before the sidewalls severely crack/dry out.
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Truck tires ride harder than RV tires. Truck tires have less side wall protectants in them because their tread are expected to wear out before the sidewalls severely crack/dry out.
Is there a difference in the construction of the tires other than the sidewall protectants?

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Yes, RV tires have a more pliable sidewall resulting in a softer ride and handling. Truck tires have a stiffer sidewall resulting in firmer ride and crisper handling. Also, a sidewall that is more resistant to cuts and curb rash. Generally, truck tires are more easily found when you have issues requiring roadside replacement. The truck tires I just purchase last October were more affordable than the factory RV tires I took off. I personally would be interested to see a side by side comparison of tire aging. Tested with tires that are covered when not used, and never run underinflated or overweight.
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