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DogTrainer

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Posted: 06/29/20 06:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I blew a tire yesterday coming home from Branson. They were 5 years old and came on the camper when we bought it. Trailer King ST225-R15. THey look so new and great tread but I always assume cheap tires on the campers when you buy them and 3 to 5 years is shelf life.

what do we switch to?

LT Tires and American Made?


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good year endurance have worked good for me.

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midnightsadie wrote:

good year endurance have worked good for me.


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midnightsadie wrote:

good year endurance have worked good for me.


So far good reviews on the Endurance, we have LT's on our 2005 Copper Canyon, what it came with from the factory. 235/85-16E at 3,042# ea. 12,168# on a GVWR of 12,300#, axle weight is right at 10,000# so tires have capacity.

You would likely need to upgrade to 16" rims to go LT's


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My Westlake 15"s are holding up good, but will go to 16" GY Endurance when they are replaced.

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MAXXIS has the best rep in the ST tire market. Endurance is still building their rep.

However. if you got 5 years out of a set of ST tires, You are super lucky. I change mine after 3 years. EVERY TT tire I have blown has been in it's 4th year. No more.


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I replaced my previous tires with a higher load rating and Hartland from Discount tires. Couldn't be happier!

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I have used Michelin XP RIbs on my 5th wheel since 2007 and have not had any problems. The chinese tires that came on it only made 7000 miles.
Buy a good tire and go by the date on the side of the tire when it was made. Buy new ones every 5 years by the date on the tire. Unless the tire has a manufacturer defect. You should be good.

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There are no 15" LT tires anymore that can meet a load D at 2540 lbs or a E at 2830 lbs capacity.
My 1997 11400 lb 5th wheel trailer came with the same ST225/75-15 D tires on 5200 lb axles. I sold the wheels and tires on CL to a guy with a lawn service trailer and went to a BFG Commercial T/A LT215/85-16 E at 2680 lbs capacity on 16" steel trailer wheels. Ran two sets for 51k and 55k miles and around 35k on the 3rd set of commercial grade all steel carcass Bridgestone R-250 with no issues. The R-250 have been replaced with the R-238...still the same all steel ply carcass tire that Bridgestone recommends for trailer service.

If you stick with a ST tire be aware with only 8 or 9/32nds of tread depth we don't get 40k-60k miles of service like a LT tire with thicker tread depth. Which most rvers never see more than 15k-20k miles before the tire times out.

The Goodyear Endurance....Carlisle HD ST tires both on the market for 3 years or so have been popular with very few if any complaints. Both are the new gen higher L and M speed rated tires.
I like the Provider ST tires from Taskmaster. They first came on commercial trailers in the '10 era and are one of the first higher speed rated ST tires.
Maxxis has been left behind still rated at 65 mph. With over 30 member reporting issues with them I would stick with a more modern brand ST class tire.

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Thank you so much for the information and I look forward to some new safer tires on the trailer.


I don't want to change the size of the rims...but let me look at what you all recommended and the cost if I did move to 16's.

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