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Old 07-21-2016, 02:21 PM   #1
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5th Wheel Tires

Anyone have experience with Valueline Prometer ST tires?
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Old 07-21-2016, 05:06 PM   #2
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Just make sure you step up to G rated tires. No more tire problems.
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It's almost impossible to not get Chinese tires. Must get higher rated tires than came on your fiver. Factory tires have barely enough load rating. Get G not E. All steel including sidewall. Discount tire has a very good one.
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Old 07-22-2016, 12:42 AM   #5
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Tires is a very popular subject.

If you're running 15" tires, go with the Maxxis M8008's--and nothing else.

If you're running 16" tires, Bridgestone Duravis R250's, Michelin's LTX ribbed tire and the Goodyear G614's are great choices. Some 5th wheels require a change of wheels when using G rated tires, however.

My Duravis R250's were $197 at Costco after a $70 rebate. Michelins are slightly more expensive and just about equal in quality. The G614's are great tires but substantially more expensive. I'm completely satisfied with my tires, and I don't recall anyone online having any tire problems with any of the above.

If you're looking for a budget tire, Sailun makes a G rated tire that is about $150 each--the only decent Chinese tire on the retail market. They can be found online, but relatively few tire dealers carry the brand.
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Tires is a very popular subject.

If you're running 15" tires, go with the Maxxis M8008's--and nothing else.

If you're running 16" tires, Bridgestone Duravis R250's, Michelin's LTX ribbed tire and the Goodyear G614's are great choices. Some 5th wheels require a change of wheels when using G rated tires, however.

My Duravis R250's were $197 at Costco after a $70 rebate. Michelins are slightly more expensive and just about equal in quality. The G614's are great tires but substantially more expensive. I'm completely satisfied with my tires, and I don't recall anyone online having any tire problems with any of the above.

If you're looking for a budget tire, Sailun makes a G rated tire that is about $150 each--the only decent Chinese tire on the retail market. They can be found online, but relatively few tire dealers carry the brand.
If your actually going to increase the GVWR yes you would need new wheels in some cases.
Going to a G does not change your rating only adds a big safety margin vs factory marginal tires.
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Buy Michelin ribs and you will have the best. They cost a bit more but worth it. How much does it cost to repair the wheel wells and sides when a tire blows up? More than these tires.
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Buy Michelin ribs and you will have the best. They cost a bit more but worth it. How much does it cost to repair the wheel wells and sides when a tire blows up? More than these tires.
I was talking to the tire store manager at Costco when I ordered my Duravis'. He said they sell such tires for 1 ton trucks with utility bodies and cranes--service vehicles. Many are used for power company trucks and some in governmental usage.

He's never had a tire comeback for any reason. And he also said in normal vehicle use, owners might get as high as 150,000 miles out of a set. Man, that's absolutely incredible.

They do have the same type tire in a regular tread pattern that's better for a 3/4 ton-1 ton truck called a R500.

The Bridgestones we get are very new on build date--coming out of the big Firestone warehouse in Lavergne, Tennessee. Nashville is Bridgestone/Firestone's headquarters.
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