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Old 03-31-2016, 11:03 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by SDCOToyhaul View Post
My Son had almost the identical vehicle and pulled a 30' TT behind. Had many of white knuckle rides when windy. He had the equalizer hitch but tires were the problem. Think he went with Mechelin E load tires and the difference was quite significant. He was glad he did. That said, having a higher load rated tire doesn't mean having a higher load capacity. Just a more stable tire.

EXACTLY!!! IMHO ALL 1/2 ton pickups that tow should have "E" tires inflated to proper pressure based on load. There would be far less accidents.

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Old 04-01-2016, 02:24 AM   #16
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Update: I ended up purchasing the Cooper Discoverer H/T plus tires as they were on sale for a price that I couldn't pass up. Just a little over $400 for the tires (275/55/20) plus $56 to mount and balance. If money was no object, I would have bought the Michelins LTX MS2's. I just could'nt justify it now.

I picked up my brand new Bullet travel trailer last week 200 miles across the state. I made sure I air up to 50 LBS in the rear and 45 in the front. The set up was nice at 60-65 mph. Always felt like the truck was in control. In fact, the ride is a little harsher than I thought it would be from XL tires. I can't imagine what 8 ply tires would feel like trailering my ultralight.

As my Denali is a 90% dedicated TV, yearly mileage will be limited and I'm sure I'll be replacing tires for aging vs wear years down the road. Thanks for everyone's input.

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Old 04-01-2016, 05:43 AM   #17
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These are the best choices for Tow vehicles & Class-C according to magazine & forum post. The first 2 I have experience with, 3rd is also highly recommend.....

Michelin LTX M/S2
Firestone Transforce HT
GoodYear Wrangler HT

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