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Old 02-16-2016, 10:38 AM   #1
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Upgrading to Goodyear G614 on Crusader 295?

My Crusader 295rst came with 16" rims and TowMax e rated tires. I have not noticed anything abnormal and watch the air pressure closely. ~ 2000 - 2500 miles on the trailer so far. Based upon the stories I hear from many on the BB, I am considering changing the fivers tires to the Goodyear G614. Any experience out there? Would I still run the air pressure at 80 psi? Would going from a E rated tire to a G rated tire cause any concern for a harsher ride on the trailer? Is this to much tire for a 11500# tandem axel trailer? TV is a GMC 2500 diesel if that matters.

Second question is adding shocks to the trailer. With the Dexter axels that are on the fiver, are they needed? Would this help smooth out the ride for the trailer? I don't experience much chucking on the TV.
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Old 02-16-2016, 03:45 PM   #2
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My Crusader 295rst came with 16" rims and TowMax e rated tires. I have not noticed anything abnormal and watch the air pressure closely. ~ 2000 - 2500 miles on the trailer so far. Based upon the stories I hear from many on the BB, I am considering changing the fivers tires to the Goodyear G614. Any experience out there? Would I still run the air pressure at 80 psi? Would going from a E rated tire to a G rated tire cause any concern for a harsher ride on the trailer? Is this to much tire for a 11500# tandem axel trailer? TV is a GMC 2500 diesel if that matters.

Second question is adding shocks to the trailer. With the Dexter axels that are on the fiver, are they needed? Would this help smooth out the ride for the trailer? I don't experience much chucking on the TV.
You already have "over kill" - load capacity wise - original equipment tires. Your axles are most likely set at 5080# GAWR. Look on the trailer's certification label. I'll bet that's what you will find on there for the axles.

If you don't like the name brand find one that is more to your liking and then keep them serviced to the vehicle manufacturer's recommendations.
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