Towing trailers requires more than just hooking up and driving. Experienced drivers know this. Trailers have their own physics that ordinary drivers aren’t forced to consider because of their weight and length. Tires play an important role in the stability and safety of utility trailers, boat trailers, toy haulers, horse trailers, and RVs. By choosing the right ones, the vehicle that is towing the trailer is relieved of some stress and strain. It makes a noticeable difference when towing a trailer with the right tires, whether they are replacing worn-out tires or upgrading from the OEM tires that came with it.
Freestar M-108 (Load Range C)
Wet weather traction and stability are improved by the deep groves on the Freestar M-108 trailer tire. The rubber compound of this product is formulated to be durable and strong. It is rated at 1760 pounds for load range C.
Carlisle Radial Trail HD (Load Range D)
Founded 100 years ago, Carlisle is one of the oldest trailer tire manufacturers in America. It features a Carlisle-proprietary tread contour and pattern that the manufacturer claims eliminates irregular wear. Furthermore, the tread pattern has a variable pitch, which reduces noise from the environment. A strong point of this product is its heat resistance and durability. This tire is rated for 81 mph with an M speed rating. The maximum load rating is 2150 pounds for load range D.
Trailer King ST (Load Range E)
Trailer King ST tires are designed for trailering at highway speeds up to 81 miles per hour, making them suitable for trailering at highway speeds. As a result of optimizing tread depth, the manufacturer claims the tire will last longer, have a lower rolling resistance, and build up less heat. There is a maximum weight capacity of 3520 pounds for load range E.
Transeagle ST Radial All Steel Heavy Duty (Load Range H)
With a load capacity of 4189 pounds in load range H, the Transeagle ST Radial All Steel Heavy Duty holds up to its name. Towing a big, heavy trailer at highway speeds is possible with its speed rating of 75 mph. According to the manufacturer, the tread design enhances stability and traction in dry, wet and winter weather conditions.
Maxxis M8008 ST (Load Range E)
Travel trailer owners who own large trailers prefer the 10-ply Maxxis M8008 ST. With a load capacity of 2830 pounds, it is a good choice for most RVs in that class, and it has a speed rating we do not recommend testing with a trailer (R, which is up to 106 mph). Rather than using that as an indication of M8008 ST’s heat resistance, consider it as a measure of its endurance at highway speeds. In order to preserve tread life and fuel economy, the manufacturer claims to use an advanced tread compound that reduces rolling resistance.