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Old 07-03-2012, 06:05 PM   #1
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Front tires on my 99 Dutch Star

Ive been reading for hours. What tires should I have on my 99 Dutch star (front). For some reason I have 245 70r 19.5

I need to replace one. Seems like a good time to make it right

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Old 07-03-2012, 08:12 PM   #2
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You might want to start with checking with Newmar.

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Old 07-03-2012, 08:42 PM   #3
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Yeah unfortunatly closed July 4 th and I'm on the road. I have same size tires on rear but different air pressure recommendations.
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:58 PM   #5
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If the tires are all the same size, then i would stay with that size, the different tire pressures would probably mean different ply ratings. I would go with the higher ratings, but have the rims checked for maximum inflation recommendations. Hope this helps you.
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Old 07-04-2012, 05:55 AM   #7
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It's nice to have the same size all around but make sure the rims will work with thoses tires. Mine won't work with those. I have 8Rx19.5 and rims 19.5x6.00
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It is usual for the front and rear tires to require different pressures (psi). That's because the load (weight) on the tires is different.

Why is it you think that 245/70R19.5 is not the correct tire for your coach? The front tires need to have enough load capacity to carry the maximum front axle weight, which should be listed on a placard near the driver seat. The placard is a federal highway safety requirement and I think it was in effect in 1999. A typical 245/70R19.5 tire will carry about 4500 lbs of weight, so if your front axle is 9000 lbs or less that is probably an OK tire for it.

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