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Old 09-06-2016, 06:21 AM   #1
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Tire size & make for 2004 Fleetwood Prowler Regal

I have a used 2004 fleetwood prowler regal,it has Goodyear Wrangler 215x85 r 16 LT tires on it,10 years old,looking to replace them.Looked through manual,no sizes listed?
Dealers say to use LT tires,some say trailer tires are better,14 ply versea 10 ply,sounds right to me?Trailer tires are designed to go straight so tread design is not that important?There is about 2 1/4"between tires,so can't go much bigger?
Anyone got info. please.
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Old 09-06-2016, 06:30 AM   #2
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Trailer tires are better? That's absolute BS. ST tires are speed limited to either 60 or 65 mph. There's no reserve weight or age to them. I've always replaced OEM tires with LTs when it was time and never had a problem with them. The most important thing is weight rating and age.

Your 10 year old ones though are a set of bombs waiting to go off. NO tire maker says you can go that long (especially with STs). Whatever you go with, make certain the DOT stamps say they aren't more than six month old.

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Old 09-15-2016, 09:36 PM   #3
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Trailer tires come from China and have a terrible reputation for quality. They blow up without warning. Go with the LT. I run Michelin XPS Ribs, which are a commercial truck tire and also certified for trailer use. I put six of them on my toy hauler as soon as I bought it. Two and a half years later no tire issues.
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You got 10 years on the tires? Why not just replace them with same tire?
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Old 09-16-2016, 07:41 PM   #5
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Goodyear makes over a dozen different Wranglers with different tread designs.
The only one Goodyear ever recommended to me was the Wrangler H/T.
The H/T is a mild hiway tire tread with closed spaced out side ribs and a center rib for straight line tracking. Some years back these tires came OEM on certain brand rv trailers.....like yours.

I use a BFG Commercial in a LT215/85-16 E at 2680 lbs capacity on my 11200 lb 5th wheel trailer with 5200 lb axles. I'm right at 48k miles and 8 years on this set. Ran the first set for 55k miles and 7 years.

Firestone Transforce H/T
Cooper HT-3. Both have been recommended for trailer service.

Tops will be XPS Rib and the Bridgestone R-250 both a commercial grade all steel ply carcass tire.

You can go with a LT235/85-16 E at 3042 lbs capacity. You will lose just over one inch between the tires. Dexter axles says one inch minimum between the tires.
You don't need a load G tire at LT at 3750 lb or a ST at 4080 lbs on that size trailer. A trailer unlike our trucks can be over tired

I sure wouldn't pick a ST tire over a LT tire for using on a trailer over 5k-6k lbs..
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