Mixing Tire Types

Tires of different constructions (radial & bias ply, for example), as well as different sizes & stages of wear, can adversely affect vehicle handling & stability. For best all-around performance, the same size & type of tire should be used on all wheel positions.
FABRIC/STEEL CONSTRUCTION VS STEEL/STEEL CONSTRUCTION
FABRIC/STEEL
(Wrangler & Marathon tires)
STEEL/STEEL
(Unisteel tires)
Construction
  • Fabric body plies
  • Steel belts
  • Steel body plies
  • Steel belts
Advantages
  • Less stiffness in ride quality
  • Lower tire weight
  • Better fuel economy
  • Lower initial cost
  • Better treadwear
  • More resistant to sidewall damage & punctures
  • Retreadability (casing value)
  • More durable for towing applications
  • Reduced downtime
USE - If your RV usage is:
  • Less frequent
  • Shorter trips
  • Lightly loaded
  • Heavy towing
  • Long trips
  • “Off-road” or surfaces with road hazards
  • Frequent usage (50%+)
  • Heavily loaded