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Old 09-05-2013, 07:46 PM   #1
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Up Grade tires

I Would like upgrade my 16" E rated tires to a G rated Tire. I know i would have to change the rims Cause my old wheels wont take the increase tire pressure 100psi. Any one know where I could find rims with the bolt pattern
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Old 09-06-2013, 11:30 AM   #2
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I assume this is what you are looking for:
Americana Aluminum HWT Series S5 HD Trailer Wheel - 16" x 6-1/2" Rim - 8 on 6-1/2 - Black Americana Tires and Wheels AM22660HWTB

Note that there are many manufactures and most local tire shops can order these in for you.
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Old 09-07-2013, 01:55 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info..
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Contact tredit tire. Www.tredittire.com. I believe they supply a lot of the rims and tires to the manufacturers
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Also want to upgrade to a G rated tire

I visited the two links recommended and find that to upgrade to a G rated tire I would have to upgrade to an 8 lug wheel as I currently have six lug wheels. To do this I would also have to upgrade my axles. Not a bad idea for me as my T-60 axles are rated at 6000# each. 12000#'s of axles are not enough to support my XLR Viper's 13572 GVWR. In fact, the wheels that came with my unit are rated at 3200# each, inadequate. The only items that are properly rated on my 5th wheel are the Chinese tires, one of which has already formed a sidewall bubble at less than 1500 miles. Suggestions???
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I visited the two links recommended and find that to upgrade to a G rated tire I would have to upgrade to an 8 lug wheel as I currently have six lug wheels. To do this I would also have to upgrade my axles. Not a bad idea for me as my T-60 axles are rated at 6000# each. 12000#'s of axles are not enough to support my XLR Viper's 13572 GVWR. In fact, the wheels that came with my unit are rated at 3200# each, inadequate. The only items that are properly rated on my 5th wheel are the Chinese tires, one of which has already formed a sidewall bubble at less than 1500 miles. Suggestions???
You are forgetting that 15 - 20% of total camper weight is never on the camper's tires or axles. That weight is borne by the truck's axles when hooked up and front landing gear (when parked).

At 13,572 GVWR, the MOST weight the axles will ever see is 85% of that number or 11,536 pounds (in limits for your two axles) and the tires will see 11,536 divided by 4 or 2,884 pounds per tire (again well within limits at GVWR).

At optimal loading (20%) the axles will see 80% of that number or 10,857 pounds (WELL in limits for your two axles) and the tires will see 10,587 divided by 4 or 2,714 pounds per tire (again well within limits at GVWR).
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Thank you for the education! You have made me feel much better about my unit. Any suggestions for some quality tires?
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Thank you for the education! You have made me feel much better about my unit. Any suggestions for some quality tires?
You will get an argument here, but I think any "name brand" ST tire of the correct load range (or no more than one up in the same tire size) would be fine. I prefer Goodyear Marathons (as does Old Coot) but Maxxis also makes a great ST tire.

If you tell the tire dealer you want "Made in USA" he will tell the warehouse to ship the ones made in the USA plant if they are available. My Goodyear Marathons were made in the Gadsden Alabama plant (Tire Code "MD").
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ST tire of the correct load range (or no more than one up in the same tire size) would be fine.

Thanks for posting this info Herk. I placed an order for 4 GY Marathon LR D (has Cs on it) this morning, and while *yes* I crawled up under Buffy to look, I could find nothing other than the max weight numbers (2150 lbs) per wheel on the inside of the rims.
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ST tire of the correct load range (or no more than one up in the same tire size) would be fine.

Thanks for posting this info Herk. I placed an order for 4 GY Marathon LR D (has Cs on it) this morning, and while *yes* I crawled up under Buffy to look, I could find nothing other than the max weight numbers (2150 lbs) per wheel on the inside of the rims.
You have the same rims I do. As long as your weight on each wheel does not exceed 2150 pounds, running 60-65 PSI should be OK. That is what I have been running for 4 years now on my Marathons.

My 9200 pound GVWR camper would be severely overloaded to get 2150 pounds on each tire as my pin load (per last weigh) is running at 1400 pounds and the tires are carrying 1925 each.

Yes, I know but the DW's medical stuff is heavy!
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