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Should Bias Tires be Upgraded to Radial for Towing Trailer Around the US


Jon, after shopping for a spare for my Tartan 5x10 utility, I now want to upgrade to your simulated chrome or aluminum. Stock is bias 205/75*14. While i could stuff 15inch in there, my real question is why NOT upgrade to radials? I do foresee towing around the U.S., so high speed plus local. Are bias just economical? My Cargo-Pro aluminum came with radials. Thanks.


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The only reason you would want to use bias tires over radials is if you were primarily using the trailer for off-road purposes like around the farm. If the trailer is going to be used on pavement the majority (or all) of the time then by all means use radials because they tend to have higher speed ratings and are built to have more flex and dissipate heat better than bias.

For your application I recommend going with the Kenda Karrier ST205/75R14 Radial Trailer Tire # AM10235. The # AM10235 has a max capacity of 2,200 per tire at 75 psi and it has an 81 mph speed rating. You can then choose from the linked page with all of our aluminum 14" wheels like the Lynx # LHSL211.

Review videos of the parts mentioned above have been linked for you to check out as well.

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