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Old 12-26-2015, 10:06 PM   #31
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Ok, I give up guessing on tires that are installed as standard now.
Probably a good idea. I think longevity is more based on keeping to pressure, running cool, no faster than maximum speed and checking often for road debris stuck in the treads.

Beyond that, I just say... they're black and round
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Old 12-26-2015, 10:36 PM   #32
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Who knew that ply ratings were alias for cotton layers? The other item if you dig down is that there is no tread wear rating DOT requirement for ST tires making it a guessing game among tire manufacturers. Tandem axle trailers have more wear in the rear tires from turning evidently so am going to rotate them front-to-rear in the future.
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Not a robot... or maybe one good enough to pass a Turing test.

A scary part of this is that some sizes of trailer tires (for 8" ad 12" wheels) are still built as they were many decades ago... and might really have that many layers of fabric reinforcement.

I suspect that which axle's set wears faster depends on the trailer's pitch and therefore axle loading... but that's never quite even so the rotation makes sense to me.
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Old 12-26-2015, 11:03 PM   #33
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... Escape is using the Radial Trail RH. As far as I know, Escape has never put bias-ply tires of any kind on a trailer.
So now I'm still wondering how Rossue could have had B rated tires originally?

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Beyond that, I just say... they're black and round
And sometimes blow out spectacularly for no apparent reason even when well cared for
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Old 12-27-2015, 03:05 PM   #34
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So now I'm still wondering how Rossue could have had B rated tires originally?
I believe that the "B" load range conclusion was a misunderstanding, and that his original tires were Carlisle Radial Trail RH in Load Range C as provided on other Escapes ...with 2-ply sidewalls plus 2 belt plies, as described earlier:
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Our 2015 (Sept. model) 17A has Carlisle Radial Trail load range C, 4 ply tread, 2 ply sidewalls ( ST205/75 R15 ).
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I believe that the "B" load range conclusion was a misunderstanding, and that his original tires were Carlisle Radial Trail RH in Load Range C as provided on other Escapes ...with 2-ply sidewalls plus 2 belt plies, as described earlier:
Ok, that makes sense.
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Old 12-27-2015, 03:50 PM   #36
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Went out to look at sidewalls of the Maxxis and the one Carlisle leftover as a spare.
They are both C rated, and although the Carlisle tire was not one of the originals on the trailer as Dexter paid for a replacement, I now believe they were all Load Range C tires.

For the sidewalls, both Maxxis and Carlisle state 2 plys polyester. For the tread the Carlisle is 2 plys polyester + 2 plys steel. The Maxxis are 2 plys polyester + 2 plys steel + 1 ply nylon.

Sorry for the confusion.
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Old 12-27-2015, 03:52 PM   #37
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Yes, our tires had 50 psi on our 2011 and the same on our 2015 which indicates C load.
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