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Old 07-17-2016, 03:29 PM   #11
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I run load range E on my trucks (3) because around here its easy to put a rock thru the tread E's hold up better for off road Idaho. If you truck is handling well pulling the trailer and you are within your weight limit of your tires use what you have until they need changing and then go to E rated. I would also recommend a TPMS system I have the 507 RV unit and really like it.
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Old 07-17-2016, 03:43 PM   #12
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You can always just pump up the existing jello balls to 40 or 44 lbs max when towing. That what I did and it towed better without that roll and bounce. I just now replaced the Goodyears with the new Michelin defender ltx ms for a big trip out west with the trailer. A little harsher but should tow nice.
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Old 07-17-2016, 04:36 PM   #13
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I bought cooper 10 ply e rated HT3's and they tow great.
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Old 07-17-2016, 04:41 PM   #14
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I upgraded at 80,000km to Michelin LTX M/S2. LT275/65R18 tires and have been very happy.. shhhhh, according to the charts my 5ver is over weight for my truck, but I have pulled over 35,000km in the past 5 years. By the way I added a set of air bags on the rear suspension to also reduce the bounce as I go over bumps.
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Old 07-17-2016, 05:17 PM   #15
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I bought cooper 10 ply e rated HT3's and they tow great.
Cooper is a USA made tire I use their other brand Master Craft also E rated.
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Old 07-17-2016, 06:33 PM   #16
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I agree with others that the LR-E tires are a better choice than the stock P tires for towing heavier trailers. I only upgraded to the LT tires when my P tires were due for replacement because the P tires seemed to be performing OK. I didn't notice a dramatic difference in towing stability or non-towing harshness in my case but it definitely doesn't hurt to have the extra safety factor of the heavier sidewalls. I would recommend an "all terrain" tread as well. For my next set I'll be going back to Bridgestone Dueller A/T Revo 2 tires but the LT tires rather than P. I never purposely drive off road but the Bridgestone's A/T tread does better in wet grass, mud and snow than my current Michelin tires.
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Old 07-17-2016, 06:58 PM   #17
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I have hauled a Windjammer approx. 13K miles using the P rated tires on my F150.
No problems at all.
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Yes. I plan on upgrading both a bit early with the better tires but I will focus on the TPMS for now. Are the pressure monitors subject to theft as well or do they lock on somehow?
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Old 07-18-2016, 12:41 PM   #19
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As long as your towing experience is fine, wait until they are worn out before new tires. Even when you get load rated E tires, keep the same size. Larger tires and wheels cut mileage, decrease payload, and reduce mechanical efficiency.
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