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Bias or Radial Tires for 2014 Forest River Flagstaff


Looking to get new tires for my 2014 Forest River Flagstaff 30foot TT. I want to know which is better, a bias ply tire or a radial tire? I currently have bias ply and havent had any issues so far. A friend of mine has the exact same tire on his TT and had 2 of them blow out on a trip we took together last month. I forget what brand they are, but he said the tire company wont stand behind them as far as a warranty and his RV Service Center told him those tires that came from the factory are junk, which is why Ive decided to replace mine. I keep hearing that the radial st tires have a smoother ride but I want to know what your professionals would recommend and if radials are better than the bias plyThanks!


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Since radial tires flex more than bias tires, they generally have better ground contact, traction, stability, and tread wear. They also run cooler than bias tires do, especially when under a load, so radials tend to last longer. While bias ply tires can be useful for off-road applications like farm use, radials are generally preferable on the highway and for long trips. If you're going to replace your tires anyway, I do recommend going with radials.

If you'd like to send me your tire size, I'll be happy to make a recommendation for you.

I've also attached a couple of links for you to check out. One is a list of our radial tires, and the other is a tire FAQ page.

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