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Old 02-11-2011, 06:40 PM
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Can you run a E Rated 10 Ply truck tire on a boat trailer? It seams like it's a heavier rated tire.

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Can you? Yes
Trailer tires normally have a stiffer sidewall, Trailer tires have different forces put on them when turning. IF your buying new tires you are better off getting trailer tires
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I wonder how much of a difference there really is? A 10 ply tire has a very stiff side wall.
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I wonder how much of a difference there really is? A 10 ply tire has a very stiff side wall.
yes you can,as long as its a street tread,allot of people do it.. the most populat tire would be the GoodYear HT 10 ply..
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Just remember one thing. Look at where any of your tires are made. If made in China get rid of them. Check your bearings also, if made in China get rid of them. In an effort to keep the prices down manufacturers are using tires, axels, and bearings from China. They are junk. I had 16 ply tires on a 44 foot enclosed trailer and had the tread come off on a tire about every other trip. Bought Michelins and (knock on wood) so far in 7 months no problems.
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I have run them for years on my tr-axle trailer. You will find them on a number of higher rated trailers with 8-lug rims.
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I have been running truck tires on my trailer for years as well. Only because that is what the previous owner had on it but have had no problems.
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The tandem axle Myco under my 35 Fountain came with Goodyear Wrangler HT's from the factory, if that means anything ...
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Goodyear Wrangler HT is pretty much standard on Myco. They have been great on my Myco which is a 2005 and still on original tires.

I put the same exact tires, same size too; on my dually. They SUCK as truck tires. I mean, they REALLY EFFING SUCK. I can't wait to get them off when my 19.5s come in. The tread is not interlocking and the tall/new tread allows too much sway. I'll never put Goodyears on a car/truck again. This was my second mistake with them. I did buy them on purpose to wait until the 19.5s come in, and then I'll rotate them to the Myco.

...so they are good for something.

I put Firestone TransForce HT tires on my last trailer. They were fantastic on the trailer as well. There have been a few posts on this topic in the past.

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