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Old 10-04-2011, 11:08 PM   #71
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I agree and i am one of those, but my truck has been towing fine with 8-10 mpg and pulls fine on the hills. Lots of stopping power with huge 4 wheel disk brakes.

I also think the same can be said for the 3/4 ton trucks and the 1 ton trucks too. These people with bigger trucks buy bigger campers. It's all relative.
I guess i should not worry about my truck being 80 lbs overweight! Lol

Still, Can't wait to get new tires (most likey 17") I don't care if they don' t look as good. They will give the trcuk an extra 50 lbs (woopdeedoop) payload to play with. Really, more about the choice and availability or 17" tires.
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:37 AM   #72
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I guess i should not worry about my truck being 80 lbs overweight! Lol

Still, Can't wait to get new tires (most likey 17") I don't care if they don' t look as good. They will give the trcuk an extra 50 lbs (woopdeedoop) payload to play with. Really, more about the choice and availability or 17" tires.

And I would suspect that 17" tires are cheaper to replace. It's funny that everytime I go to a tire dealer asking for a quote on tires, I always get the same song and dance. "Oh man, those tires are a rare size and hard to come buy. They're going to be expensive" I hear the same thing for my truck and other 2 cars I have. Just another retailer out to empty my pockets I guess.
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:51 AM   #73
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Yep! Less expensive is a big point! More to choose from, more payload and less expensive.
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:54 AM   #74
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I guess i should not worry about my truck being 80 lbs overweight! Lol
Heck taking the family to an all you can eat buffet could put our truck over the max!
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Old 10-05-2011, 09:43 AM   #75
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something else to consider is the tag inside ur door. some dealers will not mount sizes that aren't on that tag.
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:58 AM   #76
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I put these Kumho's on my 1500 dodge with 20's. They were a little shorter but not really noticable. Huge improvement while towing compared to the Toyo's I had before.
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:18 AM   #77
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I put these Kumho's on my 1500 dodge with 20's. They were a little shorter but not really noticable. Huge improvement while towing compared to the Toyo's I had before.
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The OP is looking to change the OEM 20's (P metric) for LT metric more suited for towing. These Kumho's aren't the tires you'd put on for towing expecting an improvement over OEM. The specs aren't shown but I'd be willing to bet that the tires' load rating is the same or lower than the OEM Goodyear Wrangler.

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The load index for the kumho's is 2900lbs, the 285/70/17's load E's I have now are 3200. Wranger HP's in 275/60/20 are 2640. To each his own but I feel load E's on a 1/2 ton are a bit of an overkill.
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Old 10-05-2011, 06:17 PM   #79
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I'm in a quandary about this tire issue. Like a lot of folks out there, as empty Nester's we thought we'd like to try camping again after a 40 year hiatus so we bought a trailer(for us it was a Micro Lite ETC) with the idea that our TV ( for us a Ranger) was stout enough to tow it more or less with out too much heartache. After a couple of run-ins with large trucks and buses on the byways the Ranger was gone and a RAM was attached to the ETC. Short story. We now have a 2012 Micro Lite 2304 behind the RAM. We've been out with the unit a few times and have not encountered any problems.... but there has been this nagging about the tires on the TV. The TV is a 2011 Ram1500 QC 4X2 " Hemi" with the requisite tow package and brake controller and 3:55 gear. The hitch is a Curt 600/10,000 WD unit. What the RAM also has is the lovely P275-60/20 Wangler HP's.
After reading all that has been written here I feel that we've made a huge error opting for the 20's. My understanding was that they would slightly reduce the tow capability of the truck, only. To us that wasn't all that important because the GVW of the TT is under 5000#. I now gather from the discussion, I must get the unit weighed ( not a bad idea anyway) and decide what will be going in the truck or staying home when departure time for the campground comes because 1/2 ton trucks can't carry that much. Do I have a grasp of this or am I still missing something?
Oh yes, before I go.... when towing I have been carrying 40 psi all round on the truck. Like Malco says, keeps it from feeling squishy.
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And I would suspect that 17" tires are cheaper to replace. It's funny that everytime I go to a tire dealer asking for a quote on tires, I always get the same song and dance. "Oh man, those tires are a rare size and hard to come buy. They're going to be expensive" I hear the same thing for my truck and other 2 cars I have. Just another retailer out to empty my pockets I guess.
Ill sell ya some cheap tires if you want !?
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