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Old 02-13-2014, 08:41 PM   #1
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Load range G vs. H?

Hi folks,

This is not just a simple debate of Michelin vs. Hankook or GY, Toyo...

I am just wondering if you guys are replacing load range H with H.

It seems as though some of you went load range H to G judging from what I have been reading based on the tire models replaced with.

How is that holding up?

Michies load range H can carry more (by 500lbs) than most load range H tires from other brands.

Any thoughts?
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Old 02-13-2014, 08:46 PM   #2
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Hi folks, This is not just a simple debate of Michelin vs. Hankook or GY, Toyo... I am just wondering if you guys are replacing load range H with H. It seems as though some of you went load range H to G judging from what I have been reading based on the tire models replaced with. How is that holding up? Michies load range H can carry more (by 500lbs) than most load range H tires from other brands. Any thoughts?
Look at the GAWR for each axle and make sure the tires you are considering can support the max weight of the axle at a PSI you can manage.
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Old 02-13-2014, 08:56 PM   #3
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Agree. Look at the anticipated load and make sure you have tires that are rated high enough for that load. Replacing load range "H" with "G" is folly if load range "H" is what's required.
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Old 02-13-2014, 11:05 PM   #4
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Agree. Our coach has a 10,000 GVWR front axle. So, I took that to mean the maximum weight on each steer tire would be 5000lb.

Four years ago, I put new Dunlop 295 75 R22.5 tires on our coach, load range G. The maximum weight rating on these tires was 6175 lb. So, for my coach I think the G tires were just fine.

Recently, we had a road incident that required emergency replacement of the steer tires. We now have Bridgestone R280 tires, load range H. It seems to ride OK.

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IIWMI'D actually weigh each axle & add a suitable safety factor, probably 10%. Then so for tires based on the actual weight tables of the tire brands you are checking out.
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Old 02-14-2014, 09:47 AM   #6
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I think, for legal reasons, I would go with whatever the door sticker or the label put on by the manufacturer lists. I had a problem like that before I bought our present unit. The seller had 4 new G tires on the coach but I looked at the manufacturers label and it said H. After I pointed that out new H tires were installed on the coach and we concluded the deal. I would hate to have had a wreck or blowout because of under rated tires. My opinion is that most TT & MH don't have enough safety margins as it is.
Good luck and safe travels!
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