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Best Load Range C Radial Trailer Tire in Size 4.80-12


Hi Regarding a 4.80-12 trailer tire and wheel: Would a Load C give a significantly harder ride than a Load B since the Load C requires 30 more pounds pressure than the Load B? Any other reason it would be a harder ride? Thank you.


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Switching from a Load Range B tire to a Load Range C tire will not cause much if any change in ride quality. Your trailer's suspension has far more to do with that than the tire load rating.

Trailer tires must always be inflated to the maximum psi pressure that appears on the tires' sidewalls. So when you install higher-rated tires you need to observe their higher pressure requirement in order for them to deliver their rated weight capacity.

Using a tire with more weight capacity typically means it will run cooler than a lower rated tire that is operated near to its maximum capacity and this is a good thing in terms of tire reliability and lifespan. All of our 4.80-12 trailer tires are shown on the linked page and these include both radial and bias ply types.

An excellent option in a Load Range C radial is the Taskmaster # TT48012C which offers a 990-lb load capacity per tire and a speed rating M (good to 81-mph) making it ideal for interstate highway travel.

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