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urch999

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Posted: 04/13/09 08:02am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Is anyone using Firestone transforce HT on there trailer. It is a load range E LT tire. I run them on my TV and have had good results. I was wondering what the difference would really be in putting them on my trailer. My truck is carrying a pretty heavy load when they trailer is hooked up, gotta be close to tire max. How is the load my trailer is carrying any different.

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Biggest difference would be that your truck doesn't DRAG one axle through a turn so sidewall forces are MUCH less. Good luck / Skip


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Is'nt the HT standing for Heavy Trailer???

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HT stands for Hwy tread. I had these on my truck...and had good luck with them.

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Posted: 04/13/09 10:06am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good tire choice in my opinion.
I put the LT235/85/16 E Transforces on my 5er last summer.
My 5er weighs 12,000lbs and no issues. A much better tire than an ST trailer tire.


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The Transforce HT will be fine. I actually talked to an Engineer at Firestone on Friday. I'm researching an upgrade to 16" tires and wheels on my fifth wheel. The Transforce gets a lot of recommendations as a fifth wheel tire,I just like hearing the recommendation from the manufacturer.

I talked with him for about 15 minutes. His biggest concern was getting the appropriate load rating for the trailer. He said using an appropriate LT tire is perfectly acceptable. Here is a list of the tires he sent me.


It was a pleasure speaking with you over the phone today. Here is the information that you requested.


Pattern Name
M+S
OE
Class
DB Category
SW
Article #
Dsc
Size
Whl
LI 1
LR




R273 SWP
Y
N
LT
Commercial
BW
291-706
LT
225/75R16
16
110
D


R273 SWP II
Y
N
LT
Commercial
BW
152-803
LT
225/75R16
16
115
E


M773 SWP II
Y
N
LT
Commercial
BW
152-862
LT
225/75R16
16
115
E


Duravis R250
N
N
LT
Commercial
BW
206-361
LT
225/75R16
16
115
E


Duravis M700 HD
Y
N
LT
Commercial
BW
213-518
LT
225/75R16
16
115
E


Duravis R500 HD
Y
N
LT
Commercial
BW
192-659
LT
225/75R16
16
115
E


Duravis M895
Y
N
LT
Commercial
BW
206-463
LT
225/75R16
16
115
E




Transforce HT
Y
N
LT
Commercial
BW
189-752
LT
225/75R16
16
115
E


Transforce AT
Y
N
LT
Commercial
BW
189-667
LT
225/75R16
16
115
E


You may want to consider the Bridgestone R273 SWP or the Bridgestone Duravis R250 (in yellow). If you give the article number of the tire that you choose to an authorized dealer, the dealer should be able to get you the tire that you need.


Hope this helps.


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Posted: 04/13/09 12:31pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

question:
My truck is carrying a pretty heavy load when they trailer is hooked up, gotta be close to tire max. How is the load my trailer is carrying any different.
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the Firestone Transforce HT (highway tread) LT E make a great trailer tire. Tires on a trailer scrub sideways on sharp turns that puts lots of side stress on a tire simular to say a Ford twin I beam front end. Watch a older 3500 DRW twin I beam front tires, especially with the 7.3 diesel sitting up front, in a campground or a boat ramp when a full turn is being made. The front tires are rolled almost under/off the rims as there isn't another tire next to it carrying some of the weight. Now that is real side stress issues.

good choice


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Posted: 04/13/09 12:40pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Too bad they don't make a 15" tire for our trailer.

We're considering a MAXXIS tire anyway, guess I'm sticking with that.

Jo


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Hi Kevin, I have them on my cardinal ever since I threw the thread off two mission tires last year. When I took it out the first time in March, I still had 80 psi in the tires, and its been sitting since Nov last year. I like them. John


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I run them on my truck...(the AT tire) so I recently bought the HT for my 5th wheel. I am real happy with the Firestones.


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