Hey all, could use some input here.
I have a 2000 4 horse slant Travalong trailer. I haven't used my horse trailer much the past 2 years, but the previous year, I had 2 or 3 blow outs in a year and a half. There are 4 tires on it for a 4 horse slant.
Now, I've had someone tell me that since one side faces the sun 24x7 that the weather checking likely was a big contributing cause. I also acknowledge I was not very good at checking the air pressure prior to departure which I have been reading is a big contributing cause.
In researching this, it looks like major reasons for blow outs are for going faster than the tire is rated and being under-inflated.
The current trailer tires are LT 235 85x16. The tag on the trailer says that is what is recommended, although, from my research ST (specialty tires) apparently weren't a "thing" until after my trailer was built.
I've never put this much effort into researching trailer tires before but after all those blow outs, it's given me cause. I don't have any specific trips planned coming up, but this is something I know needs to be done and don't want to wait until a sudden necessary trip and not be prepared.
Soooo...... I've had a friend who I trust tell me I should be ST trailers because he says the side walls flex better and thinks would lower my risk of a blow out (of course w/proper inflation but I've seen some comments online saying people hauling horses don't like the ST trailer tires.
What is your experience?