I don't know what brand ST tires your THs come with, but mine came with Akuret. I have had great luck with Akuret tires. My horse trailer tires are Akuret and are going on 8 years old. They are showing dry rot now and need to be replaced, but have been great- Oklahoma to Alaska and back and everywhere in between in the 8 years. My Voltage came with Akuret also and so far after 2 1/2 years have been great too. No dry rot, higher than 65 mph speeds and quite a few miles. Don't get too scared if you have these. As for other brands, I'd be nervous, ie. Towmax. Maybe I will eat my words this season, but if I can get 3 or 4 years out of them, I will. I looked hard at preventive replacement last year, but with the cost of 6 new tires, I decided to gamble with them until they show signs of problems.
Anyone else have problems with Akuret?
I pull at 42 foot 19,500 lb toyhauler with no issues with my short bed megacab. I use a non-sliding B&W Companion. The shape of the trailer's nose and the amount the trailer's hitch sticks out in front of the trailer have a lot to do with it. I hardly ever get close to my cab. I have lots of trailering experience, so that helps. A friend of mine had a megacab with a Fusion TH and he hit his cab a few times taking out the back window. Like I said, the shape of the nose has a lot to do with what you can comfortably tow with. My Megacab is a 2010 and it is solid as a rock with my loaded camper.
Just bought a 2004 Ford Expedition that will be our tow vehicle. Needs new tires. What would be a good choice? Will be towing a 5000lb travel trailer 2000 miles next month but then will be towing only short distances a few times a year. I assume a LT rather than P tire. Does it have to be E rated? Don't want to spend top dollar but enough for a decent 50k mile safe tire. Suggestions?? Thanks!
Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor. I have had my set on 2 trucks now and they still have 3/4 tread. They have Kevlar in them and, knock on wood, I've not had a flat yet. They are a 50,000 mile tire and I probably have 25,000 or 30,000 miles on them. I will replace these when the time comes with another set.
Some truckers are going to a single antenna on the center back of the cab. I was told that singles work better. I used to run dual antennas on my pickup using the front bed stake holes. Worked ok, but if not tuned right, I think they actually almost cancel each other out. I now use a single Lil Wil magnet mount and it works ok even with my camper hooked up. It has more with to do with it being tuned (right length for the radio wave). Check with a CB shop if your CB isn't working well. It may be an easy fix with the current setup.