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    Posted: 01 August 2017 at 10:55
On trailers, I have friends that swear that they use LT
tires (235/85-16) and that they last longer than trailer
tires do and that they have fewer blow.outs.

Anybody use trailer tires on a car/truck?
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far as I can tell it is NOT recommended by the tire
folks to use Trailer Tires on an auto. Molded right into
the rubber of the tire is that warning.
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Trailer tires are NOT belted.

If they were every time you skidded them to a tight turn
at zero speed (backing up) they would throw a belt.

Very dangerous to drive belted tires on trailers, esp
dual axial!
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I've put well over couple million miles on various trailers, from equipment trailers to camp trailers, all at least tandem axle, up to six axles. We most often used worn truck tires on trailers, except for the tires, that came on equipment.

Modern trailer tires, are radial tires, which are belted, 4-8ply, the tread design differs, as they're designed for braking and straight tracking. The speed rating is too low for auto service and since they aren't designed for traction, during acceleration, they're not safe on most cars. Trailer tires aren't designed to have as much lateral gripping, as they're not used on steering axles, so slip under lateral forces.

Trailer tires tread is less prone to picking up road hazards, so you'll have more flats on back axle of tandem sets, with truck and auto type tires. Because they're designed to hold road surface, during turns, you can bend rims and peel tires off rims, in extreme turns, using vehicle tires on trailers.

Most large trucks, have tires designed for steering axles, drive axles, and trailering axles. Most heavy construction/logging trucks, use worn driving tires on trailing axles. Hwy trucks most often use trailing tires on all, but steering and main driving axle. Winter trucks, run best/newest driver tires on main axle and best trailing tires, on outside duels, to get most traction on ice.


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RobertMT.....I defer to the tire man good info
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