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Michelin makes RV tires. I'm sure any place will order them for you.

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A lot of folks think that LT tires are higher quality. And I've heard of some folks using commercial trailer tires of a higher load range (like load range G) to put some additional safety factor into it.

Myself, I have no strategy for this, but am interested in it. I don't mind tires made in china, if they are from a reputable manufacturer. Quality control has more to do with the company and the price than the country of origin IMO.

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age/rot/uv exposure is the only thing that kills trailer tires, any brand will do the job, the important thing is setting up a schedule for changing them whether they "look" like they need it or not\


Also do not put passenger tires on your trailer, trailer tires are made for the job, they have different characteristics specifically for the job
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiret....jsp?techid=219

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Just a note, your link specifically mentions that LT tires are fine for trailers. Just not P-metric tires.

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Just a note, your link specifically mentions that LT tires are fine for trailers. Just not P-metric tires.

huh, cool, i must have skimmed that part of this article, i am sure i read one perviously that said not to use them, good to know, might be easier/cheaper to get LT tires.

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I did like this model as well from Bullet. The other one I was considering is the Apex 245BHS or 24LE.

Noticed that there were lots of aluminum sided trailers at the show but based on our location it would likely look like a golf ball in no time.

I've had the 235BHS for a few years and it's great.

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I know people that tell you NOT to use LT Tires, and I also know people who swear by them.

In the end, I think buying good quality tires from a reputable manufacturer, and then keeping them at the proper PSI and inspecting them regularly will be more important than the ST vs LT debate.

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Just a note, your link specifically mentions that LT tires are fine for trailers. Just not P-metric tires.



I read the article and got a different takeaway, I thought they were lumping P-metric and LT in as "passenger vehicle" tires together and talking about how some sidewall flex is desirable in a vehicle application, but not a trailer application. My takeaway was that even though LT tires can take the weight, the stiffer sidewall characteristics of ST are better for a trailer and will induce less sway.

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I've had the 235BHS for a few years and it's great.



Did you buy it new or used?

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I read the article and got a different takeaway, I thought they were lumping P-metric and LT in as "passenger vehicle" tires together and talking about how some sidewall flex is desirable in a vehicle application, but not a trailer application. My takeaway was that even though LT tires can take the weight, the stiffer sidewall characteristics of ST are better for a trailer and will induce less sway.

that's they way i understood it, i guess they're acceptable but not ideal.

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Did you buy it new or used?


New. Back when you could actually get a real deal on them. 2014 is when I bought mine.

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Just a reminder that reservations open up Tuesday morning for the May-Long weekend.

Staggered times: https://www.albertaparks.ca/alberta...e-reservations/

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If anyone has tips of what part of Cypress hills PP is best with kids, let me know. I'm over that way mid summer for a big family party, and we'll spend a few days in the PP on the way back. Never camped that far east. I always go west.

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New. Back when you could actually get a real deal on them. 2014 is when I bought mine.



What do you mean by real deals back then? They don't offer any deals now?

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Finally picked up the new trailer yesterday! Let camping season begin

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If anyone has tips of what part of Cypress hills PP is best with kids, let me know. I'm over that way mid summer for a big family party, and we'll spend a few days in the PP on the way back. Never camped that far east. I always go west.


Have a nice trip east planned this year. Starting the last week of July Two nights with some family in Cabri Sk, then three nights at Firerock in Cypress Hills, and three nights at Writing-on-stone provincial park. Finish up at Gull Lake AB for the long weekend.

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cool. i will be at Lakeview for the august long as well! my family loves that place. has a lake, beach, and close to golf courses for dad!

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Reminder for all of you that don't tow through the winter to air up your tires for the summer towing season. Don't leave this to the last day before you go on vacation, because it's not the sort of thing you want to realize after you have already loaded up your family and are rolling down the road.

If you are like me and have load range E tires on a half-ton, and you don't want to run at max inflation pressure, sometimes it's fun to do some math!
https://static1.1.sqspcdn.com/stati...e+inflation.pdf

I like to use a chart like this to verify that my reduced inflation pressure is still sufficient for the loads I'll be carrying. Based on past loaded scale tickets (another great reason to set up your WDH on the CAT scale....) the highest load any axle will see is 4750 lbs.
Since my load range E tires are load index 123, they are rated to a max of 3415 lbs per tire at 80 psi.
Looking at this chart, at 50 PSI, they are good to 2470 lbs each, or 4940 per axle.
I plan to run all tires above 50 PSI for the season, and the rear axle at 60-65 probably, but this gives me some comfort that I'm well above the ratings in any case.

I also made a point to check out the spare tire on my new-to-me truck, and it was down around 15 PSI. that's been aired up too.

Happy towing everyone.

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What do you mean by real deals back then? They don't offer any deals now?

Prices went up drastically due to the dollar, and the dealerships seem to be much more consolidated and coordinated now, effectively shutting down competition. Congrats on your purchase.

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