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Old 12-07-2010, 05:03 PM   #1
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Tires (Need suggestions)

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I've got my new Jayco Eagle 29" travel trailer and I know I need to change tires. Like right now the rear tire are wore. I talked to the dealer about it he figures the previous owner towed it with a high tongue which wore the rears out. Now the other half of this is the passenger side is all Load Range C's and the driver side is all load range D's. There is 2 axles. Trailer will be towed on paved roads mostly. Maybe a few miles up a dirt road but not far.

Current size: 225/75 R15

Now what load range should I have for a trailer with a GVWR of 8500#?

What the brand suggestion most go with?

I currently got a bid from Big O Tires in Ontario, OR for 4 tire Load Range E's for $390

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Old 12-07-2010, 06:16 PM   #2
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Before you buy anything look on the side wall of the tires. If it says "made in China" Run the other direction. Look at BG Goodrich Commercial TA. You probably have 3500# axles under that light of a trailer. In that case there are a lot of options. Sadly most of them are made in china and prone to exploding at the most inopportune times.

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Old 12-07-2010, 06:52 PM   #3
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Ok... I'll keep that in mind.
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:15 PM   #4
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Donn offered great advice. The Airstream owners seem to favor B.F. Goodrich TA commercial tires too.
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Why don't you check the tralers tire placard and follow the recommendations found there. With all the traveling you're planning OE tires should fit the situation and not require any adjustments or a great deal of money.

At least you're asking questions. Looks like the previous owner didn't know squat about his tires or just didn't care.

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Old 12-07-2010, 08:51 PM   #6
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Load range E will do it with extra to spare... Load D would be real close to the limits..

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Old 12-07-2010, 09:33 PM   #7
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Load range D was probably the stock tire rating and will do nicely for your application.
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tire replacement

stick to what was said about the BFG com.tires I have a 33'Cedar Creek and have them they are just a 50,000 mile tire but also made for the com.use a 10 ply steer tire for cube van and that type of truck service My CC came with 16"tires in 2003 still have the spare never used hope the new ones do as good as the old tires did good luck and do not buy China trash Ok .Bushman

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