LT trailer tires - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Tech > Maintenance, Winterizing and Routine Care
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 04-22-2019, 09:13 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
tdf-texas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Baytown, Texas
Trailer: 2017 21' Escape - since 1/9/2017
Posts: 1,397
LT trailer tires

I have been looking for a good LT tire to replace the Carlisles on my trailer. Yes, yes, I know ST tires are what it came with and I haven't had any problems with the Carlisles but I have used LT tires before on my Casita and like the enhanced reliability and higher speed rating the LT tires give.

The problem is that not many 15" LT tires are available. P rated are a dime a dozen but LT rated are rare. Going to 16" tires increases the selection but requires changing the brake drums and rims - just not ready for that at this time.

Searching the web, I found the Michelin LTX tires are used a lot on Airstreams but the size that would fit my trailer are actually P rated so doesn't fit my criteria. Michelin does make an E rated LT tire but only in the 17" and up sizes.

Michelin Defender LTX M/S Highway Tire 215/75R15 100T

I did find these that look to be a contender but would ask the forum if they know of a better choice. These are D rated LT tires, 215 width, and 65 lb max air pressure so they should fit my rims.

GOODYEAR WRANGLER HT LT215 /75 R15 106Q D1 BSW
https://www.discounttire.com/buy-tir...ler-ht/p/31657
__________________

__________________
If It Isn’t Perfect, It Isn’t Finished
tdf-texas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2019, 11:10 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: North Van., British Columbia
Trailer: 2014 Escape 19, sold; 2019 Escape 21, Sept. 2019
Posts: 4,700
My original tires are 5 years old and have quite a few miles on them. I've also been considering the LTX's. I'll be following this thread with interest.

Ron
__________________

Ron in BC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2019, 11:22 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
azjack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Tucson, AZ, Arizona
Trailer: gone, 19 and 21 & now we have 17B
Posts: 586
tires

I thought I would replace the tires on my 17 when I picked it up. When I had the Casita I gave up and went to Lt tires and then I was happy. The current tires Escape uses are Ranier, rated like Lt tires. I have given them a good workout and I am happy with them.
Jack
azjack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2019, 11:35 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
gbaglo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B - "Toad". '08 Toyota RAV4 V6
Posts: 13,485
Quote:
Originally Posted by azjack View Post
The current tires Escape uses are Ranier, rated like Lt tires.
Jack

What does rated like LT tires mean?
Aren't all tires rated?
Below is Carlisle Radial Trail.
Attached Images
File Type: png Screen Shot 2019-04-22 at 9.40.45 AM.png (263.5 KB, 71 views)
__________________
2009 Escape 17B "Toad"
2008 Toyota RAV4 V6 Sport
North Vancouver, British Columbia

What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
gbaglo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2019, 01:54 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
sclifrickson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Port Townsend, Washington
Trailer: 2010 17B “MATT”, then 2017 19 “Lilly”
Posts: 1,401
LT trailer tires

Quote:
Originally Posted by gbaglo View Post
What does rated like LT tires mean?
Aren't all tires rated?
Below is Carlisle Radial Trail.


LT means they are designed for, and intended to be used on, Light Trucks, as opposed to ST tires which are designed for, and intended to be used on, trailers (Special Trailer).

Truck and trailer tires are designed differently as they have different requirements to perform correctly and are subjected to different dynamic forces.

In my personal opinion, putting LT tires on an ST vehicle is a lot like putting P rated (passenger vehicle - car) tires on a truck. You can do it. But is it really the best choice? YMMV.
__________________
💩-p+☕️+n
sclifrickson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2019, 02:17 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
gbaglo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B - "Toad". '08 Toyota RAV4 V6
Posts: 13,485
I agree. Seems a lot of effort on these forums goes into using something that was not designed for the application instead of a product that specifically designed for the application.
__________________
2009 Escape 17B "Toad"
2008 Toyota RAV4 V6 Sport
North Vancouver, British Columbia

What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
gbaglo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2019, 02:26 PM   #7
Site Team
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Portland, Oregon
Trailer: 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 8,427
Did all the excitement of the Goodyear Endurance ST tires die down... or out?
__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward
2014 Escape 5.0TA
Donna D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2019, 02:33 PM   #8
Site Team
 
padlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Southwick, Massachusetts
Trailer: 5.0 TA #6, 2012 F150 EB
Posts: 5,665
Quote:
Originally Posted by Donna D. View Post
Did all the excitement of the Goodyear Endurance ST tires die down... or out?
Can't say I get much excitement out of tires, but the Endurance's are fine for the 1st 10k, ask again in 30k miles or so.
__________________
Happy Motoring
Bob
padlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2019, 03:18 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: North Van., British Columbia
Trailer: 2014 Escape 19, sold; 2019 Escape 21, Sept. 2019
Posts: 4,700
Quote:
Originally Posted by gbaglo View Post
I agree. Seems a lot of effort on these forums goes into using something that was not designed for the application instead of a product that specifically designed for the application.
It's a bit amusing to me because, back in the day when I was still a teenager, I'd make a trailer axle by going to the auto wrecker, buy front spindles, hacksaw them apart, make a drop axle and throw on a set of passenger car tires. In the following years I'd do the same for boat and motorcycle trailers etc.

To me it's only in relative recent years that the concept of ST tires has come into play. I'm not concerned that the difference between ST and LT precludes using the LT's on an Escape.

Ron
Ron in BC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2019, 03:58 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
alanmalk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Arvada, Colorado
Trailer: '21 - 'Velocity'. Tow: Toyota Tacoma V6, 4X4, manual.
Posts: 742
Quote:
Originally Posted by Donna D. View Post
Did all the excitement of the Goodyear Endurance ST tires die down... or out?
I installed Endurance tires on my E21 last week. The installer inflated them to 65 psi (the max) and the ride home was harsh. Have now deflated them down to the recommended (by Escape) 50 psi. According to the Goodyear inflation schedule, they will be well over the load capacity for my trailer at 50 and could go considerably lower - if I felt so inclined.

--
Alan
__________________

alanmalk is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Escape Trailer Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.