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retro195man
Also keep in mind, tires on your tow vehicle is important. Make sure your your tires are properly inflated and rated for heavy loads. 
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Oldnewbies
Thank you for all the information.
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retro195man
Oldnewbies wrote:
Thank you for all the information.


Unfortunately there is no school for beginners on travel trailering.  It's forums like this that you can get a lot of info from seasoned travelers. Especially this forum since it's based on a specific line of trailers. That's why I also made that blog to help others with retro trailers and traveling. 
When you do long trips like i did, you met a lot of people doing the same and get a lot of first hand experience. There are also group meetups that really aren't advertised that you hear through the grapevine that get together and help each other with upgrades like solar. They actually have experienced people helping install your setup properly etc.... these days it would be a lot more scarce because of all this virus stuff. 
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sunvalleyjoe
Coker tires are not made for TT. The sidewalls are not strong enough and st (trailer tires) are designed different. Summit Racing in Reno advises people who go to buy them they are made for show cars and not meant to be used at high speeds. I am not sure if NTSB has anything to do with travel trailer.There have been many post on this site over the years about them blowing out on the hi way. GBA!!!SVJ
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Oldnewbies
Yes we are getting a lot of good information here. When we are camping close to home we should be OK. Next year, hopefully, we want to travel to Yellowstone and we may change the tires to a more traveling  tire.
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KLandry
If I understand all of this, it sounds like the Karrier Loadstar tires are junk and I should replace them on my 526RK. The weight rating on these tires are 1820# @ 50psi for a total 7280#. It sounds like Goodyear Endurance here I come.
Keith
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mikes
Oldnewbies wrote:
Am I overreacting? 
Yes. Passenger car tires can be used for trailers, but their load capacity is lower when doing so. That's permitted by both law and industry standards.  AFAIK, Riverside has never put a tire without a suitable rating on a camper. Having said that, they put tires on which are near their limits. And they've sold campers which can easily be over the limits in the real world when you've loaded up your stuff and filled the water tank. But that's not any different than most RV manufacturers - they're building as cheap as they can, because buyers pay more attention to price and what looks good than infrastructure.
Mike
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Dukeydrea
So as I read the feed, tires are a tough subject. Passenger car tires are not made for TT and current ones just make the cut. I guess the smaller units might not have a problem but for us we have a 195. Weight is always on my mind.
I know we need to get ours change for the next season. 
I would miss the white walls but safety is important. What about small truck tires?
TIA
Andrea
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retro195man
If you replace your tires, replace with ST tires made for trailering. Truck tires and car tires are structured the same way. Trailers actually sway side to side. That's why the walls are structured differently. 
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Oldnewbies
Well the White Walls look cool so what we are going to do is use them for short trips camping locally. Then we will buy another set of rims and put on a better set of tires for long distance travel. We will just have to switch them back and forth.
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retro195man
LOL... ay least if nothing else, you'll have changing a trailer tire down pat! 
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sunvalleyjoe
Some of the bigger 5th wheels and travel Trailer are using LT 10 ply tires for the extra payload and higher speed rating. Guess some people do not want to do 65mph when they are towing St tires are rated for 65mph. I never do over 60mph when pulling the Retro.Good luck GBA!!SVJ
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Dukeydrea
Thank you, the additional information has been helpful. 
Not sure thought I will want to change the tires all the time. But thanks for the suggestion. 
Andrea
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Oldnewbies
retro195man wrote:
LOL... ay least if nothing else, you'll have changing a trailer tire down pat! 


🙂
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Oldnewbies
retro195man wrote:
LOL... ay least if nothing else, you'll have changing a trailer tire down pat! 



I'll be ready for a NASCAR pit crew!
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