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Old 06-15-2016, 07:30 PM   #1
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Best tires to buy for truck & 5th wheel?

My insurance company s replacing my 4 tires on my 2004 forest river wildcat and 2003 dodge ram 2500 long bed. I would like to get the best tires that I can get as far as safety and longevity. My truck tires are LT 265/70 R17 and my 5th wheel tires are ST 225/75 R15. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 06-15-2016, 07:53 PM   #2
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For the Truck, I would look at BF Goodrich's All-Terrain T/Z KO2. These are very rugged tires, with 20% more sidewall than your LT type of tires. They are a stiffer tire, load range E.
There are a few threads on the IRv2 site for trailer tires. Read up and decided.
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Old 06-15-2016, 09:59 PM   #3
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I'm liking Maxxis M8008 in the 15 inch range. I have that size on my TT and they seem to be holding up well especially compared to the original cheapo tires that came on it.
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I worked in the rubber trade 33-1/2 years so have a little idea about tires I also think 10ply rib tires are best for the truck lots of miles in them and fuel miles also I run 60mph to get any place I need to go not in a hurry retired so I have a Dodge 2500 oil burner year 2015 now Your trailer has 15" rims You are like Me 10 ply tires are hard to find in this size I found that Carlisle has a real good new trailer tire out about 2 -4 years now at about $100.00 each I bought a set and they have worked out well for Me there the best I have found good luck Bushman
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Old 06-16-2016, 09:45 AM   #5
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Truck MS2's, good luck with the 15's!
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Old 06-16-2016, 11:24 AM   #6
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I'm running BFG KO2s on my 12 Ram 2500 CTD. They're definitely a solid tire. I think I lost about 1-1.5mpg over the OEM Michelins. I'll probably go back to Michelins again. Only have about 10,000 miles on them, but wear looks normal.
For ST trailer tires I'd go with the new Carisle HD.
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Old 06-19-2016, 09:41 PM   #7
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After 2 sets of Firestones and a set of Toyo Open Country A/T's, I went with the Michelin LTX MS2's. They're wearing well, and are rounder and better balanced than my previous tires.

But the absolutely top of the line tow truck tires are the Bridgestone Duravis R500's. The manager at Costco said he's never seen a tire failure, and that they get incredible mileage out of them. I have Duravis R250's on my trailer, and he said some of them get 150K miles on F350's in industrial use.

With 15" tires on the trailer, you're just about limited to the Maxxis M8008's.
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Old 06-28-2016, 05:00 PM   #8
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step up to 16" wheels on the trailer then you have a lot of tire options. On the truck any name brand tire should do well. If the ins. co is paying for them go with Michelin
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Old 06-28-2016, 05:17 PM   #9
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Michelin e-rated for the truck and upgrade to 16" wheels and Sailun tires for the FW.
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