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Old 08-28-2013, 10:30 AM   #1
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Another Tire Question

I am replacing all 6 tires on my 98 Alpine. How do I determine the appropriate Load Factor (G or H)? It has GY Gs now and the tires are over 8 years old. Any reason for me to pay up for H?

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

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Old 08-28-2013, 10:52 AM   #2
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I replaced the G rated tires on ours with G rated tires. Our early coaches are light enough that even fully loaded there is plenty of safety margin.

The above post is just my experience/opinion which is worth exactly what you paid for it.

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You will need to know the final loaded weight of your rig. I four corner weight is best. Each tire capacity must match or exceed the load in that position assuming your total rig weight is with in the limits of the rig to begin with
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Old 08-28-2013, 12:26 PM   #4
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The G rated tires will work just fine. Consult the tire pressure/maximum weight table for the tire brand you get to make sure you have the correct air pressure for the weight and tire.
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I agree with Dave and Jeff, there is no advantage to paying the extra for H rated tires and the downside is that the ride will be a little firmer. I just replaced all mine 2 days ago at a Love's truck stop and got Yokohama 103ZR (not stocked so I ordered them ahead of time). $100 cheaper than the Michelin XZE2 equivalent (at the FMCA Advantage Program price) plus they gave me $75 each for my old tires. Another option you can add to the 50 other suggestions you will get from other owners.
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