Radial Trailer Tires
Radial trailer tires are designed with lateral stability to reduce trailer sway, support heavy loads, run cooler, and have longer tread wear. Composed of rubber-coated steel cables running at a 90 degree angle from the direction of travel, more steel belts at the crown of the tire than a bias ply tire, radial trailer tires are better suited for carrying heavy loads, and especially over long distances. Radial trailer tires stay cooler for the long hauls and have less rolling resistance, which make them more fuel-efficient. Radial trailer tires also have a much longer tread wear expectation than a bias ply tire. Radial trailer tires resist flat spots better than a bias ply trailer tire, from being parked for periods of time.
As a general rule when buying tires for a trailer, it is always smarter to purchase a specific trailer tire, rather than a passenger tire. Passenger tires are designed for smaller vehicles and the traction can actually slow you down when towing. Trailer tires are designed to only grip the road during braking, which creates a lower rolling resistance to help with towing. Furthermore, trailer tires are made extra durable to withstand heavy loads. Take a look at your trailer’s owner manual or consult the manufacturer to find the trailer tire recommendations for your specific make and model.
Tires-easy offers a massive selection of tires for all kinds of trailers including boat, travel, utility, construction, cargo, and livestock. You can also find a wide variety of trailer tires from top name brands, as well as some high-quality discount options. Our search tool makes it super easy to find the trailer tire that will fit your exact needs. Simply input the tire size you are looking for and filter by quality, load capacity, speed rating, and budget to find the trailer tire options that meet all of your requirements. If you have any questions along the way, our experienced staff is always ready to jump in and help you find the perfect solution.