Since you are buying new tires get a radial trailer tire. They will cost a
little more than the same size car tire, but the weight rating will be
higher. Trailer tires are worth it. My current trailer has radial car
tires on it. They were on it when I bought it, but they are almost due
for replacement. I will get the trailer tires for sure.
I do have my trailer tires balanced, it's only a couple bucks extra over
the mounting and it makes for a smoother tow.
At 10:56 PM 3/10/2002 -0500, you wrote:
>I have a 16 foot auto transport trailer. The original tires are looking a
>bit dry rotted, so I think it is time for them to be replaced. The tires
>on there now are P215/75B14, Regul brand, bias belted (not radial) with a
>rating of 1664lbs each. The P means these are passenger tires, not ST
>"special trailer" tires. The advice I have heard so far is to stick with
>non-radials, and go with special trailer tires.
>Question 1: Does anyone have any other advice on this subject?
>Question 2: The wheels are not currently balanced. Is this normal for a
>trailer of this type?
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