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Old 10-13-2011, 09:16 PM   #15
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I love "old school" too Frank.

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I am very familiar with wide whites. These are custom Yokohama LTs sent to me for installation.
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Old 10-13-2011, 09:26 PM   #16
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Do I see "baby moons" in it's future?

That looks so on that trailer!!!

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Old 10-13-2011, 09:33 PM   #17
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So am I correct in thinking that the trend is toward light truck tires?
Yes, there's a trend. I'm not sure it's statistically significant yet, but I cannot find ANY negative feedback at all. It goes against my conventional wisdom, but I put my money there.
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So LT may be better.... I am trying to learn about this. I have heard that bias PKU tires get flat spots when they sit, is this true? What is the cheapest good choice I can make?
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So LT may be better.... I am trying to learn about this. I have heard that bias PKU tires get flat spots when they sit, is this true? What is the cheapest good choice I can make?
Cheapest or best value? Not at all the same thing.
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Speaking for me, I want to be able to drive through the middle of Nevada in August and look at the terrain and not worry about blowouts.
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I have only had them for one season, but the BFGoodrich Commercial TA 225-75R16 tire that I put on my Argosy seems to be a good one. I changed to 16 inch rims so I could use the commercial 225/75's and aired them down to 55# to match the load of my 4200# Argosy 20'. Time will tell, of course, but the Goodrich TA's have a very good reputation in the truck and motorhome forums.
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Uh...yup!
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I have only had them for one season, but the BFGoodrich Commercial TA 225-75R16 tire that I put on my Argosy seems to be a good one. I changed to 16 inch rims so I could use the commercial 225/75's and aired them down to 55# to match the load of my 4200# Argosy 20'. Time will tell, of course, but the Goodrich TA's have a very good reputation in the truck and motorhome forums.

I hear ya, but they just weren't enough for my 8500#s. Or at least too close. I think it's a good tire for your setup.
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My theory is that ALL trailer rated tires are junk and it does not matter if your bias is bias or radial. TIme will tell if I made the right decision buying 235/75-15 XL truck tires.

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X2, After leaving parts of ST tires of various brands tires by the side of the road all over the sunbelt, I have replaced mine with P 235/75 15 XL (extra load) Michelins. At over 2000 lbs load, they have plenty of capacity for my 6300 gvw 25 Safari. At 50 lbs inflation, the ride is much smoother plus on my last trip, I went 70 plus tracking straight as an arrow. No more piddling along at 62, checking tire pressure at every rest stop and anticipating a tire change in hotter than hell conditions with traffic racing by.
They are rated at 100 mph at over 100 degrees.
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So LT may be better.... I am trying to learn about this. I have heard that bias PKU tires get flat spots when they sit, is this true? What is the cheapest good choice I can make?
Skat,

I can speak for only one brand, Coker/Firestone WWW pictured above, when researching new bias replacements for the Ford I asked that very question, was told that improvements in manufacturing for most brands, (USA), have cured the problem. "Bertha" no longer thumps when her feet are cold.

IMHO...I wouldn't necessarily look for cheep, let your fingers do the walking, internet first, then person to person on the phone....worked for me.

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If you need even more capacity you can go to the 16" rims. It seems that the 2500lb trailer tires are probably less capable than a 2000lb passenger rated tire because of the rating games they play. Passenger rated tires have more reserve capacity than trailer tires. I think it comes down to we don't care if you have a flat on your trailer but we do if it is on a car with poeple in it all of which have lawyers.

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Gosh, there are so many variables! Putting it simply: if you had an extremely limited budget and needed to put four tires on a 1989 Excella 29' IMMEDIATELY ans as cheaply as possible while staying safe, what would you do? I am in Georgia. --Katie ("Skatiero" is my childhood nickname, my maiden name was "Roller" so I was the Rollers' Kate... Rollerskate... Rollerskatie, Skatieroller.... )
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