View Full Version : Passenger tires instead of trailer tires
08-28-2011, 10:02 PM
Well my question to you guys may be dumb but here goes I'm moving and will be using our camper trailer to stay in for about a month till our apartment opens up. My question is I really don't have the extra cash for tires for the camper which it really needs and being that we don't pull it much I don't want to spend the money for the best tire like I normally would. Can I put Passanger tires on it to get me by? Camper weighs about 6000-6500lbs
08-28-2011, 10:07 PM
Depends on the load index, P tires can vary from anywhere between 700lbs per tire to almost 2,000lbs per tire.
Personally I'd get proper trailer tires or LT tires.
08-29-2011, 06:16 AM
i get my trailer tires from here. i think if you get tires that are rated for the load they will be as expensive as the right trailer tires.
08-29-2011, 05:02 PM
Well I went ahead and got trailer tires rather be safe than sorry, guy at discount tire the me
A pretty good deal on some carlises thanks for yalls input.
08-29-2011, 06:47 PM
Im not sure what to say on this subject.
One of my drag racing buddies started putting BFG truck tires on his 28' trailer.
Long hauls over to Indianapolis were killing his tires, he was having blow outs regularly i guess.
He started running truck tires and hasnt had a problem since.
His trailer does have a very aggressive look to it now might i ad, kinda neat i guess.
Not sure how safe or smart it is though. He has had a great experience though, going by what
he has told me.
08-30-2011, 05:09 AM
sometimes you just have to bite the bullet, your better off im sure though.
03CC just my opinion but its probably a unique thing, either he was overloaded for the trailer tires he was using, hes running over something that the bfgs have thicker tread and dont care, or the bfg's dont leak air as much, maybe just bad luck
08-30-2011, 06:58 AM
There are a lot of really, really crappy trailer service tires out there. The majority of them are chinese-made. You can search the net and find tons of people complaining about different brands...Milestar has a pretty rotten rep. Funny coincidence; my 20' car hauler had a practically new set of Milestars on it when I bought it. Just a couple thousand miles later while hauling a load of steel, a belt separated in one of them and pretzeled the tire, still fully aired up.
08-30-2011, 05:21 PM
car tires are fine. the only thing you need to worry about is the load rating of the tire versus gross trailer weight rating.
08-30-2011, 06:21 PM
Today at work, An Arab family came in and bought around 12k lbs worth of stainless steel and insulated copper wire, they used 2 utility trailers to haul.
Both had 3-5ft sides, both were 3 axles trailers, both were around 12ft in length and both had 6 yokohama A/T tires on them.
08-30-2011, 07:22 PM
Haha- must have been all tire...
09-06-2011, 08:58 PM
Man, those are small trailers to need 3 axles on them.
09-06-2011, 09:07 PM
We use passenger tires on our car trailer, that way if you do get a flat its easier to find a spare.
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