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Old 07-01-2015, 09:54 AM   #1
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Need Tire Advise and Opinions

I am needing some tire advice and opinions
I need to purchase 6 new tires for my Four Winds Hurricane 31D GVWR 18000 Lbs, GAWR Front 7000 Lbs 80 PSI, Gawr Rear 11000 Lbs 80 PSI
I don't want a real expensive tire, but want something reliable. So far I can get Samson GL283A 245/70R 19.5 Out the door mounted and balanced with new stems for $1295 Or I can go Dayton D520S with Regular Balance or Equal Balance for $1587 Both tires are 16 ply. Do I really need 16 ply tires? Would 14 ply tires ride smoother? Anyone with experience using Samson or Dayton Tires? I have read many posts on Samson but none on Dayton. All posts are old ones and not to valid today. I need recent input. I will weigh the coach when I get it loaded so I can adjust tire pressure accordingly. Please if you have used these tires Let me know your opinion of them. Past and present. I only Drive around 5000 to 6000 miles a year with one 2500 mile round trip to Texas once a year, and the rest are 300 or 400 mile trips.

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I've been running Samson GL283As on my 32" SeaBreeze for just over a year (about 5K miles) with no complaints. I know that's not very long, but so far, so good.

Neither of the tires you mentioned are actually 16 ply. They are "16 ply rated", or Load Range H. That basically means they're built to carry as much weight as the old 16 ply bias tires did. By using an H rated tire vs. a G rated one, you should be able to run lower air pressure, thus affording a slightly smoother ride.

I have no experience with Dayton tires, so I can't comment on them.
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