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Old 04-23-2018, 01:00 PM   #1
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Tires must be trailer tires?

We are replacing our tires on Little Miss Rivets and want to know if we should go with standard 235 75 15 or if we need trailer tires, in that same size? Pros and cons of both.
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Either trailer tires or LT (light truck) tires will work fine as long as the capacity rating is sufficient. I would avoid bias ply trailer tires as they are more prone to catastrophic failures than radial tires. I would not use passenger car (P rated) tires.

That's all I've got. Tire threads are notorious for everyone having an opinion and an anecdote. Good luck in your search.
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Thank you Jammer!
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Most trailer tires are not rated for the current speed limits on Interstates.

I have well over 150,000 miles on LT tires.
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Appreciate it HowieE!
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Just replace our tires with radial trailer tires. Load range D and spec'd to 130kph (80mph). Thought about the LT tires, but specs for load on a 15" tire were a little too close for our bambi 20ft at 5000lbs GVWR. We'll see how the trailer tires run this summer.
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I have always used “ST” trailer tires on a variety of travel, cargo and boat trailers for decades. I hear some use LT rated. Just don’t use passenger car tires., as they are not round ��
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We are replacing our tires on Little Miss Rivets and want to know if we should go with standard 235 75 15 or if we need trailer tires, in that same size? Pros and cons of both.
Are you sure? And not 225/75/15... how much does the trailer weigh?. If lite enough p tires would be fine...check the weights....new Goodyear st endurance tires might be ok...
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Don't know why "P" rated tires won't work on a trailer. If you have a 2WD TV with "P" rated tires on the non drive axle, they see more work with steering etc than when on the trailer. As long as they have the load carrying capacity.
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On the 32 foot like you have I would suggest to use the new Goodyear Endurance trailer tires because of the weight.
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Most trailer tires are not rated for the current speed limits on Interstates.

I have well over 150,000 miles on LT tires.
Yes but, I try not to tow a trailer over 65 mph for economy and safety reasons.
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Either trailer tires or LT (light truck) tires will work fine as long as the capacity rating is sufficient. I would avoid bias ply trailer tires as they are more prone to catastrophic failures than radial tires. I would not use passenger car (P rated) tires.

That's all I've got. Tire threads are notorious for everyone having an opinion and an anecdote. Good luck in your search.
Most suitable light truck or SUV tire come with the P on them. There is nothing wrong with whatever letter of the alphabet as long as the load rating is sufficient. All Michelin Light truck tires are P rated and are excellent replacement for the AS GYM tires.
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