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Old 08-09-2016, 05:52 AM   #1
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Super Single Tires to replace Dually Wheels

Has anyone had any experience with replacing their dual tires with these singles?

This would be to replace the two wheels on a RAM 3500 towing a 5th wheel.

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What are you planning on gaining from spending all of that money on new wheels and tires?

They are great for some very specific commercial vehicles but for an RV it is a waste of money plus what would you do in case of a roadside tire problem with one of your super-singles?

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Old 08-09-2016, 06:14 AM   #3
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All I can tell you is with my Job driving 80k+ miles a year, I see more super single tires on the shoulder than any other...
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Old 08-09-2016, 09:08 AM   #4
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I would advise against this. I run super singles on my Kenworth trucks and grain trailers. The reason is for weight savings as we are paid by how much product we haul. They are not for everyone. One must keep up on pressure. We have an automatic inflation system on our trailers, and it's money well spent. When they blow out, you are stranded on the side of the road. In all my years of running singles on our trucks, this has only happened a handful of times. Thankfully we run local, and the tire truck is never too far away....but it's an expensive roadside call. As for price, they aren't cheap at $1,000-1,200 ea for a Michelin. But a comparable set of duals is close. You can run Chinese duals that are a lot cheaper, but I don't compromise on tires. Also in the mud, singles are worthless. We have the ability to be "fair weather" operators, so when it's snowing or muddy roads, we stay home. I personally see no practical reason to convert a dually pickup to singles unless you are going for a certain "look."
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Old 08-09-2016, 02:44 PM   #5
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I have one super singles commercially. Would not put them on my vehicle personally. Don't like the way they handle they will hydroplane quick because of the width of the tire. As the man said they're not good in mud. We ran them for the same thing wait when you get paid by the load each pound matters. Would not do it. Ran hot Rock truck to for a while had Super Single on the front door with a slick and I mean like did not want to stick to the road. Had one blow on a trailer once took the fender clean off. Was expensive to repair. Your call but I advise against it... Dusty
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Just think about a flat or blown tire. Out in the middle of no where, you had better be carrying a mounted spare tire. These are not as easy to come by as a regular truck tire.

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Only advantage to the single is running in soft sand.
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Another issue to think about is the height required to run them. Most SS are in the 22.5 commercial truck size. To run those on a regular dually, you'll need a body lift to clear the tire. That may make the clearance between the bedrails to 5th overhang to small.
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My company tried them. We run single axle tractors and they are (were) flat out Dangerous !!! They will hydroplane at the slightest bit of moisture. I would Highly recomend against it !!!!

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