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Originally Posted by athelake View Post
My old USA made Goodyears wore evenly and lasted twice as long.

I guess I'm asking which import brands seem to be decent quality.
I've research this fully out of curiosity as an insurance adjuster. About half a dozen times a year I will get a claim on a RV that tire failure caused extreme damage, often ripping into the interior of the RV. What I've learned is there is no USA made radial trailer tire. RV professionals are often recommending using 10ply Lt tires. There are currently two trailer tires that are rated for true highway speeds but I'm not sure if they come in smaller sizes. Most are rated at a ridiculous 55mph.

If using trailer tires just remember they are not made to the same standards. These tires will fail before the tread is gone. It is heat that will kill the tire. Of course heat comes from internal friction. If running at highway speeds like we all do best defense is to run full pressure regardless of load to minimize heat.

Ive also read from more than one tire manufacturer that their trailer tires should be replaced every 4 years.

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