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Old 04-03-2016, 12:03 PM   #43
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Old 04-04-2016, 03:03 PM   #44
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Consider Hercules H 910 Tires. Same specs as Goodyear but much less cost. I am planning on buying a set for my fiver this month.
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How can you tell what the PSI limit is on Alloy Wheels. Can the Manafacture of the RV tell you
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Old 04-05-2016, 08:15 PM   #46
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How can you tell what the PSI limit is on Alloy Wheels. Can the Manafacture of the RV tell you
My wheels are marked on the back of the rim.
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Old 04-06-2016, 07:57 AM   #47
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Our aluminum wheels on our 2016 Cougar are not stamped for PSI. They ARE stamped for load, which equalls a 80 PSI tire E rated even though they came with 65PSI D rated tires. They now have E rated Maxxis, running at 70 PSI. Monkey
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Old 04-06-2016, 10:45 PM   #48
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Put about 1500 miles on the fifth wheel so far and can say not a mile went by that I was not thinking about the tires. This week I am going to change them out with one of the following:

Michelin XPS LT235/85R16Q E1

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Goodyear G614 LT235/85R16 126 G

Thoughts???
I got Mich Xps rib they wear great!
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have you looked at the backs of your wheels? Mine were stamped on the back of a spoke giving the max weights.
Xps ribs e rating 85 psi
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You get what you pay for.
Not when you buy an RV! Nothing else costs so much for such low quality.
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I was referring to tires andyour right as much as they cost buying tires right away should not be a consideration. You sure don't do it when you buy a car.
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I have a 2011 Elkridge and it came factory with 235/80/16. They have been good to us. We got about 30K miles out of them, one trip to Alaska, about 17K round trip. No issues. Next set were Crosswinds, 12 ply, nothing but problems with them. I just put on (March 30, 2016) 4 new Towmax 235/80/16. Got them on Ebay $309 for all 4 no tax or shipping. Best deal around. I looked at getting LT tires, but that means changing wheels.

Oh dear, please visit the Heartland Owners Forum, www.heartlandowners.org

They call TowMax tires "BlowMax," because they separate internally and blow without warning.

Heartland has now moved away from putting TowMax on their 5vers because of the numerous failures.
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Yes I have the Westlake tires. They are only 2 months old. I just heard so much talk about China bombs I was going to change them. If these tires are satisfactory then am going to hold off for a year or two.
Those Westlake tires are a sort of knock-off of the GY G614 tires except in a ST carcass. They are rated at 4080# @ 110 PSI, way over your axles minimum requirements. Here is a picture of a Westlake sidewall information I took of one at a RV show earlier this year.

http://www.irv2.com/photopost/showfull.php?photo=29711

By the way, none of the XPS Ribs meet the minimum load range requirements for fitment on your axles.
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They call TowMax tires "BlowMax," because they separate internally and blow without warning.

Heartland has now moved away from putting TowMax on their 5vers because of the numerous failures.
I got the same story from Keystone - they moved to TrailerKing, reassuring me that it was a great tire. Turns out that they're made by the same company, same tread pattern. Darn near exact same specs. I asked the manufacturer how they are different - no response.




Not all RV manufacturers do this stuff... Just most of 'em.
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Trailer King is what I just replaced with Maxxis.... Don't need a blow out in the middle of nowhere.
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