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Your Question Is D or R better for trailer tires?

A radial tire flexes more than a bias tire, giving it better ground contact, traction, stability, and tread wear. A radial tire will normally run cooler than a bias ply tire, especially when the tire is under a load. A tire that runs cooler will last longer. For those reasons I would recommend an R tire over a D tire.

Will 14 inch tires fit 14.5 inch rims?

a 14.5″ wheel cannot fit a 14″ tire

What load range is a 14 ply trailer tire?

14-ply rated trailer tires can sustain pressures of up to 110 psi (760 kPa), and weight of over 4,000 lbs per tire. This means that if your trailer has two axles and four wheels, the tires can carry over 16,000 lbs overall.

What is the difference between 5.30 and 4.80 in a trailer tire?

A 4.80-12 tire will be 20.5 inches in diameter whereas a 5.30-12 tire will be 21.9 inches. You would need to make sure that the is more than 3/4 of an inch above the 4.80-12 tire to be able to use a 5.30-12. The smaller 4.80-12 is 4.9 inches wide. The 5.30-12 is 5.6 inches wide.

Can you mix D and R tires?

Expert Reply: It’s fine to use a radial-type tire as a spare (a tire with “r” in its size code) with a trailer that has Bias ply “d” tires but for a short distance in the event of a flat tire. But mixing tires is not recommended for everyday use because their internal construction is different.

Can I put radial tires on my trailer?

Yes, you can use radial tires on a trailer as long as they are trailer tires. Trailer tires will have ST in front of the size. Radial indicates which way the belts run in the tire.

Can you put regular tires on mobile home rims?

You need new tires, but regular trailer tires are not compatible with the mobile home wheel.

Are 14 ply tires worth it?

With that said the 14 ply tires will definitely hold up better than the 10 ply. For an ST235/80R16 tire, load range G with a 14 ply rating you can use the Taskmaster Provider tire # PRG80235. It is rated for 4,080 pounds at 110 psi. Make sure your wheels and valve stems are rated for 110 psi to avoid air leaking out.

What’s the difference between 14 ply and 16 ply tires?

Therefore, a 16-ply tire had 16 actual plies of cotton cord, while a 14-ply tire only had 12 plies of cord. This enabled the 16-ply tire to be run at a higher PSI and thus carry more weight. Of course tires are no longer made with cotton cord. Modern truck tires only have one casing ply of steel.

Is a higher ply tire better?

The more ply, the more sidewall strength. When your sidewall isn’t strong enough, the load squashes the tires down into the road. The tread then pushes into the ground and spreads out in a way that was never intended by the manufacturer, leading to a blowout.

What size is a 5.30-12 tire?

The 5.30-12 tire that you currently have has a section width of 5.3 inches and has a diameter of 21.9 inches. The ST145/R12 size tire that you are wanting to replace it with has a section width of 5.7 inches and has a diameter of 21.3 inches.

How tall are 530 x12 tires?

For a 5.30-12 it is 21.9 inches.

What does 4.80-12 mean on a tire?

Yes, a 4.80-12 trailer tire uses a 12 inch diameter wheel that is 4 inches wide. The 4.80 spec is the width of the tire. I have attached a link to all of our 12 inch x 4 inch trailer wheels for you to check out. They come with either a 4 on 4 inch bolt pattern or a 5 on 4-1/2 inch bolt pattern.

What does ST205 75r15 mean?

On a trailer tire labeled ST205/75D15 C, the ST stands for Special Trailer which means it is designed for use on boat and utility trailers. The 205 is the section width of the tire in millimeters. The 75 is the aspect ratio (or section height). It means the section height of the tire is 75% of the 205 mm section width.

What does D mean on trailer tires?

The D indicates that the tire is a diagonal bias ply construction and the R indicates that the tire is a radial tire… view full answer… ST205/75r14 Trailer Tire Vs.

What does D15 mean?


Acronym Definition
D15 Day 15 Postpartum

Can you use LT tires on trailers?

Yes, both special trailer (ST) and light truck (LT) tires can be used on a 5th wheel trailer. They are actually the only two types of tires rated for this use. The reason for this is that tires on a trailer will be subjected to much harsher conditions that require a stiffer sidewall.

Do trailer tires have to be balanced?

Since the primary duty of a trailer tire is supporting a vertical load, rather than gripping an automobile through turns, trailer tires do not have to be dynamically balanced like passenger car tires do. Steering and cornering are less of a concern on a trailer tire than they are on an automotive tire.

What is the difference between ST205 75D15 and ST205 75R15?

The D in 205/75D15 represents that the tire has a bias ply construction whereas the R in 205/75R15 represents that the tire has a radial ply construction. The difference between a bias and radial ply is in regards to the directions of the cords.

How long are mobile home tires good for?

The common rule of thumb for changing your RV tires is anywhere between three and six years. If you are on the road often, and you think your tires need to be changed, then it may not be possible to last as long as six years.

Can I use mobile home tires on a trailer?

Generally speaking, you cannot use mobile home tires on a trailer, simply because they will not fit. More exactly, the bolt holes from your trailer axle will not match up with that from the mobile home tires.

Are all mobile home tires the same size?

No, it is not likely they are all the same. There can be differences. Manufactured homes are carried to and fro using mobile home axles. These axles are meant for one time use only so replacement parts, even wheels and tires, can be difficult to come by.

Are 14 or 16 ply tires better?

The only difference you might notice is a slightly harsher ride due to the increased sidewall thickness. Basically no difference if both G &amp
H are inflated to the same pressure. An H-ply rating allows for a higher max psi, but since you need only inflate to the G range, there is no practical difference.

What is the highest ply tire?

Light Truck Tires

LT-Metric, LT-Flotation and LT-Numeric Light Truck Tires
Load Range Ply Rating Maximum Load Pressure ≤ 295mm / 11.5″ wide
B 4 35 psi (240 kPa)***
C 6 50 psi (350 kPa)***
D 8 65 psi (450 kPa)***

What are the load ranges for trailer tires?

The load range is the load capacity of the trailer tire. A tire’s load range is located on the sidewall of the tire. The load range is rated with a single letter, such as B, C, D, etc. If you have two tires of the same size but one with a load range of B and D, the D range tire will have a higher weight capacity.

How many ply tires do I need?

The ply rating translates in a very direct way to tire capabilities and limitations, especially when it comes to inflation and load capacity. If you plan to haul, tow, or carry heavy loads with your vehicle, then understanding the ply rating of your tires is a must.What’s a tire ply rating?

B 4 ply
C 6 ply
D 8 ply
E 10 ply
F 12 ply

What does LRH mean on tires?

The stronger the sidewall carcass plies, the higher the tire load rating. For example, ‘LRH’ load rated ‘H’ range can hold up a heavier weight than ‘LRG’ because the steel sidewall plies in an ‘LRH’ are stronger than an ‘LRG,’” said Tatarchuk of Michelin North America, Inc.

How do you tell what ply tires are?

How to Find Out Your Tire Ply Rating