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Old 07-28-2016, 07:19 AM   #15
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LRE? If that means load range, there is the problem. Put on a much higher load range tire and stop the flats.
Load range E is what the coach came with new. Also the weights listed do not exceed the tires load rating. I've suggested a "G" rated tire to him, but most of them are for trailers only.

[Quote]Had the same problem with my old gas coach. Put 6 tires on had 4 blow outs in less than 5000mi. The problem was I put tires on that had fabric side walls only thing that will live is a tire with steel in the side walls, Michelin or Bridgestone in that size. [Quote]

The sidewalls are not failing. The tread is separating. He has only had one blowout. The rest were ply separation with a vibration and was able to stop before complete failure. He put six new tires on three years ago. Two failed last year and two more this year along with the two replaced last year, but one was due to a puncture from a bolt . I'm not sure what his previous tires were, but they were the same size and load range and he replaced them because it was time and not because of failure.

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Old 07-28-2016, 08:58 AM   #16
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The coach may be close to its max gvwr but my thought is that the tires are to blame. If i read things right, he didn't have any problems with the original tires. The failures all came about with the newer tires. Don't think i saw a brand mentioned but there's no doubt some are inferior. Even the big brands have been known to have a bad batch every once in a great while.

If it were me, i'd want to know for sure i wasn't overloading one side/corner of the motorhome. Then i'd think about alignment if there were any indication of funny tire wear. Most importantly, i'd want to replace those tires with ones i had more confidence in.

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Old 07-28-2016, 11:38 AM   #17
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Yes, "E" is the load range, but as others have already pointed out, chances are the wheels are not rated for a higher load range and psi tire. "E" (80 psi) is likely their max limit. So, new and bigger tires means new and heftier wheels as well. Plus the wheel wells may not have room for a larger tire.

If there is indeed no larger 16" tire than a 235/85, then a diet is the only answer!

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