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trailer tires bias or radial??

Discussion in 'Tow & Trailer' started by moneypit, Jan 31, 2004.

  1. moneypit

    moneypit 1/2 ton status

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    In a 16" wheel and why. Pros cons? I am picking my trailer up today. It has dual 6k axles, 18' w/2' dove,w/driveover fenders. Pretty sweet hauler! Anyways just curios wich is better and why? TIA-Moneypit
     
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    Bias ply "slide" easier when turning a dual axle trailer.
     
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    It's all about the sway. Bias tires tend to have a firmer side wall as opposed to radials. With the firmer sidewall trailer sway is less likely to become an issue.

    John
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    In a 16" wheel and why. Pros cons? I am picking my trailer up today. It has dual 6k axles, 18' w/2' dove,w/driveover fenders. Pretty sweet hauler! Anyways just curios wich is better and why? TIA-Moneypit

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    Actually the trailer tires are a different beast, I think it is Bias ply but specifically designed for trailers to stay round and roll smooth for extended periods.
    Ask fo r trailer tires specifically and if they don't see the difference then they don't know tires.
    I see so many radials on trailers and it makes me feel sorry for the owner, I borrowed one from a buddy and it had radials and I can say scared the [darn] out of me and I don't scare that easy.
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    Got it. Came with 7.50x16 bias 2740? lb rating. I will try to post some pics when i get some. Or you can see it at www.jayhawktrailers.com under customers rigs. Check out Erics rockcrawler while your there. It is definitely a creation..... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Open ended question.

    It depends on what your towing. Yeah a Car trailer I would go bias but for a camper I'd look at the radials first. That's BS about not being lumpy on a Bias after sitting. Bias is Bias and they will flat spot if they sit. A camper with all your gear and dishes you don't want them bouncing ever and in some cases it's bad for the coach. Airstream trailers in particular are monocok designe and boucing tires can be very bad on them.
     
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    Just make sure you get it with posi axles and a Dana tongue.... /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
  9. imiceman44

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    Open ended question.

    It depends on what your towing. Yeah a Car trailer I would go bias but for a camper I'd look at the radials first. That's BS about not being lumpy on a Bias after sitting. Bias is Bias and they will flat spot if they sit. A camper with all your gear and dishes you don't want them bouncing ever and in some cases it's bad for the coach. Airstream trailers in particular are monocok designe and boucing tires can be very bad on them.

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    I agree here, but i think everybody assumed we're talking car trailer.
    It's good though that you did specify and show the differences.
    By the way, is everything OK?
    You've used a lot of BS description in the last few posts.
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