I have a 1968
Tradewind that I am getting ready to replace my Carlisle 7.00 - 15 LT bias ply tires, D rating. The trailer weighs about 4500 pounds. I was originally going to put new bias ply tires on the trailer, then I went to the tire store and the guy there said I really should be putting radials on the trailer. Said the radials will make the trailer pull better. I did some research and found the American Classic Radials, that have the look of the old school bias ply tire. The American Classic Radials definitely come at a price - $250 each.
But I want that old school look.
I then called a local dealer that restores trailers and he told me if a radial blows out it will do way more damage to a trailer than if a bias ply blows. So for that reason he recommends bias ply for the vintage trailers. He did also remind to never put a car tire on a trailer as the construction of a trailer tire is different than a car tire.
I defintely need some input.
Bias ply vs radial?
Thanks for the help.