Auto vs Trailer Tires?

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Auto vs Trailer Tires?

Postby Chris C » Mon Apr 24, 2006 1:03 pm

As light as our little teardrops are, do you run an auto tire or trailer tire? Why have you chosen what you did?
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Postby Nitetimes » Mon Apr 24, 2006 1:09 pm

Car tires, lower pressure capbility, more flex for a better ride and less sway. Also available in all size ranges. I sound like a commercial for Goodyear. :lol: 8) :lol:
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Postby madjack » Mon Apr 24, 2006 1:10 pm

...since these trailers are so light and because we carry around stuff in them that doesn't like to be bounced so much, I prefer an auto tire...they are softer, don't take as much air and give a smoother ride...afterall, you are not carrying a 5000# tractor onna 1000# trailer...
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Postby pgwilli » Mon Apr 24, 2006 1:19 pm

Passenger car tires are what the manufacturer (Hunter) put on it.
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Postby asianflava » Mon Apr 24, 2006 1:57 pm

Trailer tires are built for load carrying capacity, Automotive tires are built for ride quality (and handling). Since we wouldn't overload our campers, which is likely with a utility trailer, an automotive tire is just fine.
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Postby sftiggee » Mon Apr 24, 2006 2:29 pm

i have 15 inch auto tires on my trailer and i much prefer that to the very small trailer tires out there. the demand for auto tires on my part narrowed down my choices when i started shopping around (although now there are more choices).

my trailer is very stable whiel towing thanks to those auto tires. :)
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Postby Chris C » Mon Apr 24, 2006 3:39 pm

There are far more than 15 people on this site who own trailers........and they must have tires! :lol: For the poll to be at all objective, we need some participation here......please.
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Postby madjack » Mon Apr 24, 2006 3:43 pm

objective :o :lol: :lol: :lol: sorry for laughing...very little about these trailers is objective...it is almost all subjective to a persons tastes/likes/dislike...afterall we are all rather obsessed with them which throws objectivity out the window...be paitient grasshoppah and allow your poll to run a little while, I am sure you will get more answers.........
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Postby Chris C » Mon Apr 24, 2006 3:46 pm

Patience is a virtue of which I have very little. :lol:
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Postby PaulC » Mon Apr 24, 2006 4:20 pm

There ya go Chris, up to 16 now :lol: As I offroad I use offroad tyres. I am about to start an ontroader for a mate and that will have auto tyres for comfort towing.
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Postby Chris C » Mon Apr 24, 2006 4:24 pm

You mates "down under" probably consider all your roads "off-road", don't ya? (at least outside of the metropolitan areas) :lol:
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Postby Rob » Mon Apr 24, 2006 4:53 pm

Hey, Chris--

We're up to 18 responses now and it isn't even 3pm PDT! Speaking of patience, how's the build process going? :lol: Well, I guess I shouldn't say anything since I took the easy way out and bought mine. :oops:
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Postby Chris C » Mon Apr 24, 2006 5:05 pm

Rob wrote:Well, I guess I shouldn't say anything since I took the easy way out and bought mine. :oops:


Glad you said it yourself.............you'd have been offended if I had! :lol:
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Re: Auto vs Trailer Tires?

Postby Kurt (Indiana) » Mon Apr 24, 2006 5:19 pm

Chris C wrote:As light as our little teardrops are, do you run an auto tire or trailer tire? Why have you chosen what you did?


Chris, Basically for the look and the side benefit of lower rotation speed and better ride.
Another reason is that I wanted "Moons" on the rims, so I didn't have much choice. :thinking: :thumbsup:
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Postby JunkMan » Mon Apr 24, 2006 6:36 pm

I run auto tires on all of my trailers (4) except my 5th wheel. It gets trailer tires because of the gross weight (10,500 pounds). I have run car tires on flatbed trailers with a GVW of 7000 pounds for over 20 years without any trouble.
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