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Old 10-30-2014, 06:47 PM   #31
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Well I did some research and discovered something!!!! The weight difference between C rated (6 ply ) and D rated ( 8 ply ) is 9 tenths of a pound, hence a weight savings of 3.6 pounds. The difference between C rated ( 6 ply ) and
E rated ( 10 ply ) is 2.0 pounds per tire totaling a whopping 8.0 pounds !!!!

Now we all know that these are lite weight and ultra lite weight trailers. That being said here is my conclusion.

C rated ( 6 ply) = Ultra Lite Weight

D rated (8 ply ) = Lite Weight

E rated ( 10 ply ) = A Travel Trailer or 5th Wheel that one can use with some
piece of mind and safety.

Does that sound about right?
E Rating sounds good to me
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Old 10-30-2014, 06:53 PM   #32
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Well I did some research and discovered something!!!! The weight difference between C rated (6 ply ) and D rated ( 8 ply ) is 9 tenths of a pound, hence a weight savings of 3.6 pounds. The difference between C rated ( 6 ply ) and
E rated ( 10 ply ) is 2.0 pounds per tire totaling a whopping 8.0 pounds !!!!

Now we all know that these are lite weight and ultra lite weight trailers. That being said here is my conclusion.

C rated ( 6 ply) = Ultra Lite Weight

D rated (8 ply ) = Lite Weight

E rated ( 10 ply ) = A Travel Trailer or 5th Wheel that one can use with some
piece of mind and safety.

Does that sound about right?
Great conclusion, now send that to FR...
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Old 10-30-2014, 08:04 PM   #33
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Remember that some rims will not take high PSI. Make sure that the E+ rated tire will not cause problems. GY puts out a good "G" rated tire for higher speed and 90-110 psi.
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Old 10-30-2014, 08:27 PM   #34
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I have the "G" rated Marathons on my equipment trailer and the wheels are definitly different. Wheels will have a "DOT stamp on the outside edge of the bead area showing the max pressure they will hold.This applys to steel wheels,dont know how they do it on aluminum wheels,but to be DOT approved it has to be on there somewhere. I swapped the wheels and tires so I know my wheels are good for the "E" tires.It doesnt do any good to have "E" tires on "D" wheels,its actually a dangerous situation.
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Old 10-30-2014, 08:32 PM   #35
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I have the "G" rated Marathons on my equipment trailer and the wheels are definitly different. Wheels will have a "DOT stamp on the outside edge of the bead area showing the max pressure they will hold.This applys to steel wheels,dont know how they do it on aluminum wheels,but to be DOT approved it has to be on there somewhere.
IT is stamped on the inside of the rim, sometimes the tire has to be removed to to see it. I know on my rims the 06 HTW are 60 psi. I installed "D" rated GY Marathons which has a 65 lb. PSI per there charts. You can also get it off the manufactures web site. But did not see it until they pulled the tire off. But I knew from the web site already. The 65 PSI is well over the weight that my trailer listed weight per axle is.
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Old 10-31-2014, 11:19 AM   #36
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Maxxis or Goodyear and this would be over or Greatly reduced! Youroo!!
I have bought a lot of equipment in my life, tractor/trailers, construction and personel vehicles. This is the first rv that I have bought and it has been something else. I guess if everyone keeps accepting what these companies put out they will keep putting it out.
Not one of the above did I ever have to worry about tires blowing up. May have had some other issues but the oem's looked after it right away.
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I emailed Chris Howell about the tires on my EVO because one of the tires actually has a dent in the sidewall and the trailer has only been used twice. He pretty much just told me to contact the dealer and he doesn't handle EVOs...only Flagstaff and Rockwood. I asked him who at Forest River handles EVos and his reply was "I do not show Evo as a Forest River product. Is that the complete name of the trailer brand?" He doesn't even know which brands his company makes, I don't think he will be much help.
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Isn't the evo a "west coast" only unit?



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The California division told me they don't warranty tires at all and I need to go through the tire manufacturer.
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The California division told me they don't warranty tires at all and I need to go through the tire manufacturer.
You'd have to go thru the tire manufacturer if it was a car or truck for warranty.


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