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Old 04-29-2019, 06:49 PM   #1
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My Yokohama Tires

I have a 1985 32 ft Airstream Excella. My tires are four years old, so at the end of this season I am going to replace them. My current tires are Yokohama Brand, 7 R15 LT Load Range D, LT Radial 215, The sidewalls are 2 ply polyester. The tread is 2 ply polysester and 2 steel belts. I have had no problem so far and I customarily cruise at 60 to 65 mph.

I see the articles about Goodyear and Marathon tires for RV trailers and I see articles about ST tires from etrailer.
My question is does anyone have experience with using Yokohama tires of the LT variety? Or how about experience with using LT tires as opposed to ST tires?Am I running dangerous tires? Is ST an absolute must? Or will LT suffice? The weight of my trailer ready to camp is about 6800 lbs. I am open to all opinions from informed sources and I thank you in advance for yours.
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Maybe a bit of heavy reading might clear the air of tire smoke. Pat

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Marathon tires are no longer available as they have not been made for some years.

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Many people run LT tires on their trailers. With very few reports of failures. Yes, replace the tires after 4 seasons. But maybe in the spring if it is going to sit all winter. In the fall if you will be traveling throughout the year.
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Goodyear replaced the Marathon tire with the Endurance. It is a much better tire than the Marathon was. It is a E rated ST tire. Some swear by LT tires. My opinion is that you would be good either way. Free advice is almost always worth the money. I went with the Endurance.

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