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Old 10-14-2012, 05:38 PM   #1
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whats the best tire for my 1995 f250 for towing 40ft toy hauler
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Old 10-14-2012, 05:53 PM   #2
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I think E rated tires would be the best for your truck. As far as the brand, well, there's just too many tire makers and models out their to say there is a best one. I recommend you go to The Tire Rack for their ratings. Discount tire also has ratings and reviews of tires they sell.. My truck came with Bridgestons from the factory. I have Michelin LT's on the trailer. I like both brands.

BTW, I wouldn't be towing a 40' toy hauler with your truck as you'll be way overweight and asking for trouble. Chevy has the highest rated 3/4 tow rating and it's only for 15,800 pounds. Most toy haulers are hundreds, if not thousands of pounds above that. Plus, is your hitch rated for that much weight.
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:28 PM   #3
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'95 F-250 came with size LT235/85R16E ties. By far the best tire of that size for that truck is the Michelin XPS. But it's also very expensive. I wore out two sets of XPS tires on my '99.5 F-250, and they lasted about twice as long as the BFGoodrich AllTerrain, Cooper Discoverer, and General Grabbber tires I tried before finally giving up and paying the big bucks for the XPS.

The XPS comes in either highway rib or traction tread. Here's the traction tread for the rear axle in most parts of the country with either mud or snow worries:
Michelin*XPS Traction

I live in the desert, with neither mud nor snow worries, so I had ribs all around. Loved them.

And yes, you will be severely overloaded over the GVWR of your F-250 with any 40-foot toyhauler.
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Depends on what size wheels and tires your needing. Not many 16" E tires highway tires have the capacity for a 40' toy haulers GN/ pin weight.
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Not many 16" E tires highway tires have the capacity for a 40' toy haulers GN/ pin weight.
So he'll be overloaded. But he'll be severely overloaded anyway because of the weight limits on GVWR and probably rear GAWR, as well as wheels and suspension and maybe frame. His PowerStroke engine will tow a mountain, but the rest of the truck will not carry the hitch weight of a 40-foot toy hauler without being overloaded.
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Should be a triple axle? So 16" should be OK if LREs
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Should be a triple axle? So 16" should be OK if LREs
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Good point.
The devil is always in the details and without them it usually leads to guessing like were all doing.
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