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Your trailer is designed to carry heavy loads and have many uses. From hauling your UTV for some long-awaited trail riding, or pulling that 38 foot offshore boat to the next poker run, you need dependable tires to get you and your equipment safely to your destination. Remember to always inspect your tires and wheels after every trip. Having a dependable tire will make that weekend get-away with friends and family much more enjoyable.
For best performance, your trailer should be outfitted with Special Trailer (ST) designated tires. These tires are engineered specifically for the demands of towing, including riding under stiff suspension systems that are less sophisticated than automotive suspension systems. ST-sized tires can carry the full weight rating indicated on the sidewalls and run cooler than passenger tires, an important detail when towing.
Many people assume trailer tires are just like car tires, but in reality, trailer tires are not engineered like passenger or light truck tires. They are designed to follow the vehicle towing them, and do not need to steer, transfer power from engine to road, or swerve to avoid obstacles. Their sole purpose is to carry the required loads safely without swaying and impacting the performance of the towing vehicle.
Stiffer sidewalls, heavy duty materials and higher operating pressures are vital for a stable trailer that can be pulled easily.
A Service Technician at your local OK Tire store will help you find the right trailer tire for you based on size, type and load range. They will discuss the difference between radial and bias ply tires and help you make an informed decision that will have you confidently towing in no time.