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Old 04-24-2012, 06:58 PM   #1
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dual tire rubbing resolution

Recently, I posted "Dual tire Question," and many knowledgeable members gave valuable input concerning my problem. After considering new rims ($400 each), spacers-not feasible with lugbolts only sticking through the nut by two threads, replacement of the tires was the only safe and real possibility.
Let me caution other RV owners, especially those like I am, new to the business, to examine their dual rear wheels to see if there is some rubbing going on. The tire were almost new, one reason I bought the Brave, were size LT235/85/16 Toyo Open Country H/T's. The tire profiles even though they fit 16" rims are much too wide for the space allowed for tire clearance. Also, possibly, the sidewalls are too spongy or bulge too much when pressing on the ground. Any one running this type tire on an older RV should be careful, even though the load rating is "D."
I looked at Michelin and Hankook original tire sizes-7.50/16. I went with the Hankook's, which are 14 ply rated, load rated at 3175 lbs Dual Max Load@105psi. Single max load is 3330@105psi. Outside diameter is 31.9.
I could feel an appreciable difference in the "roll" of the coach driving home. Best of all, there is at least 7/8" between the tire sidewalls on the ground.
Just wanted to let the forum know how I resolved the issue on my coach, maybe it will help others.

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Old 04-24-2012, 07:07 PM   #2
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Good call

Glad you got it taken care of, an ounce of prevention is worth 10 pounds off cure.You did the rite thing, I thought maybe the rim thing might do the trick but it looks like it was a bit pricey.Happy camping and many safe travels. Jim
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