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Old 03-14-2019, 02:32 PM   #1
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National 396 Tropical tire replacement

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looking to get help on replacing my tires just bought this unit 2005 national tropical 396 lx and want o replace the front tires
they have 255 80r 22.5 g rated tires on it but was looking to put on the toyo 265 75r 22.5 g rating not sure if I can do that
they are .5cm shorter and .4cm wider/
does anyone know
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Old 03-14-2019, 05:04 PM   #2
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I have toyos on our Dolphin and love them but I replaced all 6 at the same time. If you have abs, the system may get confused with the different tire circumference front to rear
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Old 03-14-2019, 05:43 PM   #3
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I had same size tires on my
National Seabreeze. Went to a 255/70r22.5 about same height but much wider thread area. Helped with tracking and overall handling. Also tire much less in cost and size you can get anywhere .
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I just went through the same tire game. I have a 2006 T350 Tropical LX. The tires that were on it were 255/70R 22.5 Load Range H. The brochure shows the LX version should have come with 275/70R 22.5 H. Be sure and check your maximum axle weights and make sure the tire you choose exceeds this. Since Toyo did not make a 275/70R 22.5, I decided to purchase the Double Coin RT600 in the 275/70R 22.5 H. Now I do not need to max out my air pressure for maximum load rating and it rides a bit softer. Double Coin tires were about $1k less than the Toyos for all 6 tires.
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I’ve been through this twice with my 2005 Tropical LX as well. Mine had original Michelin 255-70-22.5 tires on it when I purchased. I saw the brochure calls for 275-70-22.5, as does the sticker in the compartment over the driver, but both times I kept what was already on it.
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Just bought a 2005 ttropical lx to pick it up monday had a 28 class c fleetwood tioga gona need to learn more and drive differeent lol
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Old 03-20-2019, 04:09 PM   #7
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Heh guys can anyone tell me how to join the national rv club just bought mine
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Old 03-20-2019, 05:47 PM   #8
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Do you know what size rims are on a tropical 396lx/
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