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post #14 of Old 06-04-2009
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Radial vs. Bias Ply: As I said in my previous post, I have both. I believe the bias ply tires give a steadier towing situation. The radial trailer tires give a softer ride to the trailer (accommodating bumps better), but this same flexing movement is adverse to good trailer handling (in my opinion) since sideways movement of the trailer in a curve or emergency situation is not good..the movement can impart twisting motion to the tow vehicle, which could help break the tow vehicle's traction in marginal conditions. That said, I don't anticipate taking the trailer radials off the motor boat trailer.
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