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Grit dog

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Posted: 08/23/21 09:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ranger Smith wrote:

I have 8 brand new Firestones paid for by the dealer. Told them no new tires no deal.


Nice story...
Truck tires? Trailer tires?
4 on the truck and 4 on the trailer?
Haven't ever seen 15" Firestone trailer tires either...


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JIMNLIN wrote:

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Thinking about going LT Michelin truck tires.

Comments? Advise?

This is a great move for a 7000 lb trailer.
Just about every USA LT tire maker has a LT235/75-15 load C at 1980 lbs.
Goodyear Wrangler HT has a LT215/85-15 D load range at 2096 lb capacity.
Most LT tires gives us a 14-15/32" of tread depth which can be good for 40k-50k miles of service if you travel a lot of miles per year. ST tires like the new Endurance with only 8/32" of tread depth are better suited for those who travel short distances per year.
These two LT tires that their mfg has recommended for trailer use over the years;
Goodyear Wrangler H/T
Cooper Discoverer HT-3
Check other LT tire mfg for 15" sizes and load ranges.

Lots of mis info about LT vs ST is be posted on rv websites. Info like sidewall stiffness has long been shown to be myth from ST tire mfg/dealers like Discount tire adds that wants to sell you a ST tire.


And your assessment is a big part of that misinformation. 2096lb capacity vs a LR E ST 225-75-15 which " Fits 15" wheels and has a maximum load capacity of 2,830 lbs at 80 psi.".

Is that a myth? Are the little 2000lb LT tires as stiff and rated for anywhere near what you can get in a 15" ST tire.

PS, the LT tires are 215-75-15, no such thing as a 215 85 15 that I've seen, and yes they have the 2096lb load rating.

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OP, as said, Maxxis tires are good. As well, I've had good performance out of a couple sets of Kenda Karriers now.
You can get 2800lb rated 15" ST Kenda's for like $134/ea on etrailer, free shipping. It's just too easy to have them show up at your door without ever lifting a finger, if you're having issues finding tires locally.

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eHoefler wrote:

I run nothing but LT tires on all my trailers. Maxxis LTs on all my light trailers
https://www.maxxis.com/us/tire/bravo-series-ue-168/
I wear them out, not aged out.


Interesting, thank you for the link. Those Maxxis LT's do look like a contender in the 225-70-15 size.

I stand partly corrected on 15" LT tire ratings.

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Thermoguy wrote:

Just info for anyone reading this thread. I have been running LT tires on both my 5th wheel and a gooseneck trailer. The LT tires are within the weight load rating of each trailer - also both 16".


Different story when getting into 16" + size tires.
I agree with you. But that is not really applicable to 14-15" rim sizes. And especially since the one or few 15" LT models are fairly rare and still rated far less than available ST tires. Same goes for 14".

Not saying these tires won't work (14-15" LT), but they are not the best choice when considering load ratings.

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Well, it appears the tires IU ordered on Ebay were indeed coming from Direct Tire....And they are OUT OF STOCK! just received this email, after they charged my PayPal account over $600!....
New message from: discounttiredirect (392,648RedShooting Star)


New message from: discounttiredirect (392,648RedShooting Star)

Hello,
Thank you for your recent purchase with Discount Tire Direct! I regret to inform you that we had an issue when trying to finalize your order: 11075049. The product you ordered is currently out of stock. To discuss other available options, please text us at 480.400.1640. Text hours - M-F 6:00AM - 4:00PM MST (Text response times may vary). Otherwise, we can go ahead and refund your order completely. We are so sorry for any inconvenience this may cause! Please let us know how you would like to proceed!


UGH! The search goes on. I just might HAVE to go LT at this point!


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UPDATE!...Once I asked for a refund I received this email message:

Hello,
Thank you for contacting Discount Tire Direct! We apologize for the inconvenience. We are actually getting a shipment of these tires into our Arizona warehouse tomorrow if you would like to wait until then! Please let us know if we can be of further assistance.


I told them to ship them to me ASAP! We shall see....Stay Tuned!

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Hate to disagree with QCMan but there is a shortage. My dealer tried to order me an Endurance and the have been back ordered since March from the supplier. I was only needing one, so got a Maxx. Made in Thailand but I believe it's a good tire.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Zero issue at Discount tire. Try AMAZON.


Pretty tough to deal with Discount these days ,gotten pretty strict on tire size. Big O tires have always been pretty good to deal with , and they carry Sailuns .

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Posted: 08/24/21 02:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Had MAXXIS. Tread was separating at just over four years.
Big-O installed a bunch of the recalled tire stems that cracked and were leaking within a year.
DURO bias did not last even three years.
Denman Express (out of business) threw the tread clean off at three years.

Endurance is holding up very well so far.


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