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Old 07-07-2015, 11:00 AM   #1
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Is there an advantage to

16" wheels and tires over 15" wheels and tires if the same axles are used? I am in the process of finalizing a deal on a new Jayco Eagle 5th wheel and one of the things that made my mind up was the 16" wheel option. Well, I found out today that it's only the wheels and tires that change. It uses the same 5,000 pound axles so there's no increase in the rated load capacity. My first thought is that it's still a worthwhile upgrade and will give me some extra security from blowouts. Any ideas on this?

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Old 07-07-2015, 11:13 AM   #2
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Yes. This will allow you to get rid of the Chiness Tire bombs and install 16"LT tires such as Michlen XPS Ribs on your trailer. The 16" ST tires will still fail!


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Old 07-07-2015, 01:56 PM   #3
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Yes. This will allow you to get rid of the Chiness Tire bombs and install 16"LT tires such as Michlen XPS Ribs on your trailer. The 16" ST tires will still fail!

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Old 07-07-2015, 05:04 PM   #4
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X3. No good tires for the 15" size. go 16", craigslist whatever comes on them, and get some LT tires. Piece of mind is priceless...
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Old 07-07-2015, 07:25 PM   #5
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YUP get the 16's and run them at the pressures recommended on the weight/inflation charts plus 5psi.
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Old 07-07-2015, 07:38 PM   #6
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Highly recommend you also get a tire pressure monitor kit for the 5th wheel. Again, Piece of mind is priceless...
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I agree 100%, much better tire choices for a 16" rim.

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