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Old 10-07-2016, 03:21 PM   #15
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I have met a seemingly large number of "careful" people who have had blowouts with GYM ST tires. I do not question the design of ST tires. I just think some of them are manufactured so poorly that they will blow out and damage the trailer no matter how careful one is. They may be better now. But in 2008 there were a lot of people who had trouble. My next door neighbor lost 3 sets of trailer tires on his 5th wheel, with a lot of damage each time, before he gave up and parked it in Florida.

While LT or P tires might not be the ideal design for a trailer I know know that on my Airstream trailer they work fine, do not cause sway, do not pop off the rim when backing, and I have been lucky enough not to have a blowout. Have about 50,000 miles spread out over 2 sets in 8 years. My tire engineer/designer friend who spent a career at Goodyear and who went to China to help with the manufacturing there runs Goodyear Wrangler LT tires on his trailer instead of the Goodyear Marathons because he thinks (knows?) they are built better.

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