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Old 12-05-2020, 06:28 PM   #1
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Are truck snow tires ok?

Been doing some research and most people seem to feel that truck tires are fine on RVs? So long as the size is right?

I don't want to do much winter driving but I'd like to try a night this holidays up in northern Ontario. I've got a 25 foot Triple E Regal. Its winterized on all season Firestones, e450 chassis.

So, are a set of 225 75r 16 in good shape off of Kijiji acceptable? $300 is much better than $1500

All opinions welcome.

Thanks and stay healthy.
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If that's your size and the load rating is a match ( weight at psi numbers on the side wall ) then check the tire date code , found only on one side of the tire .

I would not consider them if over 5 years old, some brands not even that .
Date code is four digits , first two the week , second two the year of production.

EDIT: Also look for country of origin ; They are called " China Bombs " for a reason.
Condition of the bead; any cuts and they won't seal to the rim; and look inside for any patches that indicate a previous repair.
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So if the size and rating is good it's good? Thanks for the reminder about the date code I'll check it. The ones I'm seeing are on rims.
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So if the size and rating is good it's good? Thanks for the reminder about the date code I'll check it. The ones I'm seeing are on rims.
If the rims fit your coach that's a big bonus .
If not, extra cost to have moved over to your rims .
If you purchase and install them.
REMEMBER to retorque your lug nuts after 50 & 200 miles of driving , VERY important on dual wheels , if you have wheel trim , leave them off till the retorquing has been done.
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If the rims fit your coach that's a big bonus .
If not, extra cost to have moved over to your rims .
If you purchase and install them.
REMEMBER to retorque your lug nuts after 50 & 200 miles of driving , VERY important on dual wheels , if you have wheel trim , leave them off till the retorquing has been done.
I am not saying dont do this but I never have. If we did everything that was recommended we would never get out fo the driveway!
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No I would not run snow and mud wide lug tires on my MH. It's easy to detect a difference in handling driving a pickup. I can imagine the negative handilnd difference with the wheelbase of a 40' MH.
Since virtually all MH's have an open differential, I don't see the advantage of mud tires.
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A couple of questions for you.
What condition are your currant tires in. Worn or aged out? Are they all season not just summer tires, Last week I drove a U-Haul truck with 'summer' tires on it almost impossible to move through 6" of snow.
Are the Kijiji tires true winter tires? Age and condition?

The tires that came as original equipment on your E450 would be 225/75 r 16 LT (light truck tires, that are needed for the E450 chassis.
Depending on where you are going in Northern Ontario,mainly how far off the paved maintained roadways. If the Kijiji tires are a true winter LT or LR E rated they maybe needed depending on condition. Personally I would not take the MH off the maintained roads at anytime, in summer spring and fall. Definitely not in winter,
Going north in winter, check the weather conditions before travellng, be prepared to wait it out inside of your RV .

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My tires are true all seasons in good shape lots of tread. My plan is Algonquin Park for one night at Mew Lake. So it would be hwy 11 and hwy 60 which are generally well maintained but the last couple hundred yards into a flat campsite will likely have snow. So it’s really just the last stretch into the campsite I want to be prepared for.

I am not into off roading at all and have no intention of driving on any level of snow covered highway. (I would not feel comfortable on those hills in my rv with any slickness on the road at all )

But it seems that truck tires are okay so long as size and rating are correct. I would need six bolt rims which adds to cost.

All good information. Thanks to everyone!
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Be aware that M&S branded tires have no regulation behind that designation, there are tires that barely work in the rain with m&'s, they literally stamp just about all tires with that. Look for a good tread design if running them. The 3 peak snowflake has federal regs behind that stamp and must meet several criteria (flexibility in cold, traction etc).

Oh yes, I would not hesitate to install correctly load rated winter tires on that rig.
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After thinking this over, my previous reply was not correct, I was thinking about a 40' MH and 22.5" tires.
For your 16" tires and given your expanded information, consider buying a set of strap-on tire chains (reusable) or zip-tie tire traction straps(one-time use) just in case you require them to get in/out of that camping site.
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I've used them frequently in the past on trucks of comparable wheelbase and weight to an RV, here in Minnesota.

Good for actual snowfall times. The truck weight combined with the aggressive tread really powers you through. Best at lower speeds. I wouldn't use them at highway speeds.

No better on ice than most tires.

Very noisy and fast-wearing.
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