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Old 01-22-2012, 10:55 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by clutch View Post
Sorry, but I really don't agree with any if that.
Sorry if you don't agree. Been there, done that and seen lawyers fight over worst things. Heck, I even heard of a guy sewing MacDonalds because his coffee cup was too hot. Like I said... Call your lawyer and tell them a "what if story..." What if the other guy had tires under his RV that are NOT ST type, a tire blew, wipe out your wife and kids... Can you sue his all damages - because he had improper tires under his RV??? Bet he can.... Just likfe is someone welded a witch or drilled into a hitch and its document clearly states, do NOT weld, drill or modify. Lawyers have open season with user modified hitches as well....


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Old 01-22-2012, 11:37 PM   #12
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I guess I shouldn't have said 'any of it'. ST tires have stiffer sidewalls because of the extreem flex and bent spring hangers happen because of this if you do a lot of turning on hard surfaces.

ST tires do have more UV protection in the rubber formula. Tire covers help to avoid this weathering for ST and LT tires.

I cannot see how one round tire can "vibrate" more than another. Have any proof?

What really counts is the load carrying capacity of the tire. Most load range E tires will carry around 3000 lbs. Not necessarily all trailers come with ST tires. Our 04 Montana 5th wheel had LT 235/75/16 load range E tires on it from the factory. I would think most insurance companies would be more afraid of low quality Chineese tires than if they are ST or LT.

I just checked my owners manual and it only mentions that passenger tires don't have the load carrying capacity. So P rated tires should not be used. "When replacing a tire make sure to replace it with a tire of the same size and specifications. Meaning load range and load carrying ability.

We have had trailers since 1979 and I have never been asked by the insurance company what the tires were. There are as many what if's in this world as there are low life lawyers

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