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Old 03-12-2007, 11:24 AM   #1
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The truck tires are 215 85R16 the trailer tires are 235 85R16, my question is can I take the tires off the 5th wheel and use them on the truck, thereby keeping newer tires on the 5th wheel.
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The truck tires are 215 85R16 the trailer tires are 235 85R16, my question is can I take the tires off the 5th wheel and use them on the truck, thereby keeping newer tires on the 5th wheel.
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Old 03-13-2007, 02:37 PM   #3
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Cookieman, if the trailer tires are designated as such, they are not meant to be installed on a car or pickup. I think my Goodyr Marathons have a "trailering special" or something like that on the sidewall. Look for something similar, or better yet, give the tire dealer a call.
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You could use them if they were the same size but seeing as you have a dually there might not be adequate spacing on the the duals once you mount them. You need a certain spacing to keep the sidewalls from rubbing together on the rears and allow air between them for cooling also. Other than that they are the same tires just different size. It does not appear that you have the "ST" tires.

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Old 03-14-2007, 05:16 AM   #5
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The tires are LT235 85R16 G, which is what the 5er factory tag calls for on the from of the rig. I guess I need to do some more calculations to see if there is enough clearance between the tires if they were used as duals.
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Since you have load range G tires on the 5th wheel, it sounds like they may be the Goodyear G614 RST. As shown HERE, this is a trailer-specific tire. As such, I'm not sure I'd run them on the truck.

In fact, our 5th wheel uses the LT235/85R-16G Goodyear G614 RST tires as well, but I elected to replace the truck tires a month or so ago with a set of LT235/85R-16E Michelin XPS Ribs.

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That is true, I never thought about them being the Goodear 614 load range G tire and if that is the case they are meant to be used on trailers only.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Cookieman:
I guess I need to do some more calculations to see if there is enough clearance between the tires if they were used as duals. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You might need a spacer to use the 235's on the rear dually's, read what this guy did with his.
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I appreciate the info. I was simply trying to gain the most value from the tires since they are expensive, and the last set dry rotted.
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check to make sure your trailer tires are for truck service, the truck should be 10 ply, your trailer tires probly are 8 ply, if the trailer tires have the circle with the ST in it, I would not use them on my truck.
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