LT tires on camper??

Discussion in 'Tires / Brakes / Bearings / Axles' started by Rudy4536, Aug 11, 2018.

  1. Rudy4536

    Rudy4536 Member

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    Hello campers,
    i just recently bought a Coleman e3. went to replace the tires since its a 2010. this camper is a off road model and came with LT 15" truck tires. ..my tire guy refused to put LT tires on a camper, he doesn't believe it was sold that way. i guess the question is can i run a LT tire?
    A 2ed rv place said basically the same thing. I believe the new Somerset e3's are still sold with the truck tires.
    I had a 2 hour drive home from picking up the camper and it tracked perfect. would a regular trailer tread tire track even better?
    Thanks for any responses
     
  2. joet

    joet Well-Known Member

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    Tag on side/front of camper will give you the needed info. It will list tire size, loading info and inflation
    A trailer tire will track the same
     
  3. WrkrBee

    WrkrBee Well-Known Member

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    I put Michelins on mine. Rather have them than trailer tires.
     
  4. xxxapache

    xxxapache Well-Known Member

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    Lots of people swap to LT tires on TTs.
     
  5. tombiasi

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  6. Snow

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    If your home State or Province allows LT tires, then there is no problem.
     
  7. tombiasi

    tombiasi Well-Known Member

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    Just curious, if there is no problem why would some states or provinces not allow it?
     
  8. xxxapache

    xxxapache Well-Known Member

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    What states do not allow it?
     
  9. tombiasi

    tombiasi Well-Known Member

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    I don't know. I was just quoting Snow.
     
  10. roybraddy

    roybraddy Well-Known Member

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    I use the BF GOODRICH ALL-TERRAIN LT235/75R15 on my OFF-ROAD POPUP TRAILER...

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    It originally came with LT tires on it when I got it new in 2008...

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  11. xxxapache

    xxxapache Well-Known Member

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    I know....I want someone to show me a state that doesn't allow LT tires on a trailer.

    According to Tire Rack, LT tires as well as P Metric tires are rated for trailer use. You have to derated the sidewall rating on a P metric tire by 9%, though.


    https://m.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=219

    I know of at least one TT manufacturer that puts LT tires on new trailers.
     
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  12. Fless

    Fless Active Member

    The 2018 Forest River 17FQ TT I just rented for a week comes with LT tires from the factory.
     
  13. sleach

    sleach A short run will get you within walking distance.

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    Our 2012 Chalet Arrowhead Aframe came from the manufacturer with light truck tires. I know a lot of Colorado hunters, fisherpersons, mountain bikers and the like who use D and E-rated light truck tires on their trailers. Like us, they are looking for the tougher sidewall so as to reduce the chance of rock cuts and punctures on some of our more interesting roads. Earlier this year I replaced the 2012 dated tires with another pair of the same make and model.
     
  14. Snow

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    I have no idea what States may or may not let LT tires be used on a trailer.. Basically, call your local DOT office and ask, if they yes you can, then your set..

    See where I am.. P-metric tires a.k.a passenger car tires, are not allowed on a trailer, period.. if your pulled over or caught in a safety blitz and you have car tires on your trailer, plate is pulled (plates are required here), trailer is deemed unsafe and gets a trip to the impound yard.
     
  15. WVhillbilly

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    Where is that?
    I want to make sure I never visit there.
     
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  16. nineoaks2004

    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    Fl allows you to put either LT or ST on the unit. The sidewall on the ST are a little heavier than the LT. but both work and as stated quite a few are going to LT tires for their unit.
     
  17. Fbird

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    my parents bought a brand new aliner it came with p205/75r14. they held up fair. they did cup which is to be expected, it had a 3500lb axle and only weighed about 2000lb so it did a fair amount of bouncing.
     
  18. Rudy4536

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    Thanks all for the education,
    Many things I didn't know about tires. i know what I'm going to do now.
     
  19. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Well-Known Member

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    Take your wheels off, go to a tire shop and pick out the new tires you want mounted on your truck wheels.
    Then put them back on the camper. :D
     
  20. Rudy4536

    Rudy4536 Member

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    Yep! that's the plan.
     

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