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Old 05-27-2022, 08:14 AM   #1
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This camper doesn't move much, since i use it for work out of town but sometimes take summer vacations with the kids. Needing to put new tires on my 5th wheel, 40' and 16,800 GVWR.

It currently has load range E tires on it which are pretty much maxxed out when you subtract the hitch weight of 2686.

The 2022 model of this camper comes with H rated tires.

How many of you guys run F range or better on these type of trailers?
Any particular brands you favor?
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Old 05-27-2022, 08:18 AM   #2
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Our trailer stays inside has less than 500 miles on it but we got a trip in August

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Old 05-27-2022, 08:25 AM   #3
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You are running 16's. In that size we've had good luck with Hercules H901, 14 plys.

On my little camp trailer that has 15's, I am running Goodyear Endurance 10 plys.
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Old 05-27-2022, 08:25 AM   #4
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Sailun 14 plys have been good for the dual tandem 40' gooseneck we use to move equipment around with.

https://gosailun.com/MRT/Tire/S637T
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Old 05-27-2022, 09:02 AM   #5
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You are running 16's. In that size we've had good luck with Hercules H901, 14 plys.

On my little camp trailer that has 15's, I am running Goodyear Endurance 10 plys.
Yes, 235/80R16.
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Old 05-27-2022, 09:07 AM   #6
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I run Goodyear Endurance on ours.
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Old 05-27-2022, 09:07 AM   #7
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I run Goodyear Endurance on ours.
14 ply?
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Old 05-27-2022, 09:12 AM   #8
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My 5th wheel is rated about the same but it came with some 17.5 wheels and tires. Can’t remember exactly what they are rated at but since 17.5s are more of a commercial grade, it gives me a little peace of mind.
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Old 05-27-2022, 09:52 AM   #9
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Not specific to camper tires, but I’ve noticed trailer tires in general tend to not be balanced. Insist that they be balanced when mounted and you’ll see a world of difference in ride and longevity. The amount of weights needed on some of my trailer tires is shocking.
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Old 05-27-2022, 09:54 AM   #10
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Goodyear endurance are about the best travel trailer tire going now.
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Old 05-27-2022, 10:04 AM   #11
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My 5th wheel is rated about the same but it came with some 17.5 wheels and tires. Canít remember exactly what they are rated at but since 17.5s are more of a commercial grade, it gives me a little peace of mind.
Agree 💯. If the trailer has 16ís, buy some 17.5 rims. Overall tire diameter is only about a 1/2 inch different. But with 17.5ís you can get carrying capacity close to 6k pounds per tire. And you can buy cheaper tires and still get that capacity. Rims cost what they cost, but the 16 and 18 ply tires end up costing about the same as 14 ply tires. Maybe a little more, but not much considering youíve now got double the load capacity. And you will wear those tires out instead of blowing them out. To me, blowing out trailer tires is mostly a choice.
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Sailun 14 plys have been good for the dual tandem 40' gooseneck we use to move equipment around with.

https://gosailun.com/MRT/Tire/S637T
I ran 14 ply tires on a gooseneck I had that I kept loaded heavy. It was whatever brand I could find because I was blowing tires constantly. Then I bought some 17.5ís to fit those axles (dexter 12k) and some 16 ply tires. That solved it, and the tires donít cost much different from the 14 ply 16ís. I have had good luck with Sailun 245/70r17.5 18 ply too.
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Old 05-27-2022, 10:34 AM   #13
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My 5th wheel is rated about the same but it came with some 17.5 wheels and tires. Canít remember exactly what they are rated at but since 17.5s are more of a commercial grade, it gives me a little peace of mind.
Am under my RV right now removing the recalled propane fitting and decided to look at the tires. They are Cooper, load range H, 215/75/17.5 in size, and are rated at 4,800 pounds each. So the tires can carry a maximum of 19,200 pounds!!
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Old 05-27-2022, 10:41 AM   #14
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14 ply?
Not sure the ply.
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Old 05-27-2022, 10:58 AM   #15
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When I travel I-10:west past kerrviile this is the #1 travel trailer break down I see
Folks with multiple blowouts, and massive structural damage from tires
I would definitely recommend F or better tires, and reading the made on date, replace any OEM tires before even planning a trip
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Old 05-27-2022, 11:24 AM   #16
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When I travel I-10:west past kerrviile this is the #1 travel trailer break down I see
Folks with multiple blowouts, and massive structural damage from tires
I would definitely recommend F or better tires, and reading the made on date, replace any OEM tires before even planning a trip
I've had one blowout before and it is not fun. This trailer sits with tires covered almost all year with the exception of one or two trips, hence i'm about to go get new ones.
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Old 05-27-2022, 11:26 AM   #17
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I ran 14 ply tires on a gooseneck I had that I kept loaded heavy. It was whatever brand I could find because I was blowing tires constantly. Then I bought some 17.5ís to fit those axles (dexter 12k) and some 16 ply tires. That solved it, and the tires donít cost much different from the 14 ply 16ís. I have had good luck with Sailun 245/70r17.5 18 ply too.
I considered moving to 17.5 rims but with how infrequent i pull this trailer, i'm not sure i'd see the benefit. I live in it during the week and only use it for recreation trips once, maybe twice a year.
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