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Old 09-11-2014, 10:30 AM   #11
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No disrespect received from your input. I will be getting back to the manufacturer concerning the rim width. No issues when it comes to safety. I so appreciate your comments. Thanks.
I do feel confident that these tires will be fine on my 16" wheels that are rated to 3750@110 psi 6.0" Rim width, after contacting the 5th wheel manufacturer representative, Tredit (supplied the wheels and confirmed tires are acceptable on my wheels), Tires and Wheels/Sparks Inc (called and confirmed tires are acceptable with the 6.0 rims with proper rated wheels), and Goodyear Customer service, who referred me to their Commercial tire dealer in NC. I will be replacing my GY Marathons with them.
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Old 09-11-2014, 10:59 AM   #12
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Where do you find the max pressure on the rim? Have been considering LT tires for my Sierra fifth wheel
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Old 09-11-2014, 02:29 PM   #13
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I do feel confident that these tires will be fine on my 16" wheels that are rated to 3750@110 psi 6.0" Rim width, after contacting the 5th wheel manufacturer representative, Tredit (supplied the wheels and confirmed tires are acceptable on my wheels), Tires and Wheels/Sparks Inc (called and confirmed tires are acceptable with the 6.0 rims with proper rated wheels), and Goodyear Customer service, who referred me to their Commercial tire dealer in NC. I will be replacing my GY Marathons with them.
No sooner do I send off my last comment, I get an email response from Goodyear. I sent off a request a couple of days ago and didn't think they would be answer and that is why I called Goodyear Customer service today. Now I receive an email stating the contrary. I have sent this off to Prime Times Rep for a WTF. I am so confused! Here is the email I received this morning:


From: goodyear_cr@goodyear.com on 09/11/2014 09:21 AM

Sent by: Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Consumer Relations 728 200
Innovation Way Akron, OH 44316-0001 Voice #: 800.321.2136 Fax #:
330.796.6829

Thank you for contacting our web site. The required rim width is 6.50. We
would not recommend installing the tire on a 6" wheel.

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Can I use Goodyear G614 LT235/85R16 tires on 16" aluminum wheels rated for 110 psi with a rim width of 6"? This would be for a 5th wheel travel
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Old 09-11-2014, 02:30 PM   #14
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Where do you find the max pressure on the rim? Have been considering LT tires for my Sierra fifth wheel
I called the company that provided the wheels to Prime Time. The company is Tredit. I have been told that the max press is stamped on the back of the wheel.
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Old 09-11-2014, 02:31 PM   #15
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I called the company that provided the wheels to Prime Time. The company is Tredit. I have been told that the max press is stamped on the back of the wheel.
X2...take wheel off and look for stamp inside wheel...Easy find
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Old 09-11-2014, 08:45 PM   #16
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No sooner do I send off my last comment, I get an email response from Goodyear. I sent off a request a couple of days ago and didn't think they would be answer and that is why I called Goodyear Customer service today. Now I receive an email stating the contrary. I have sent this off to Prime Times Rep for a WTF. I am so confused! Here is the email I received this morning:


From: goodyear_cr@goodyear.com on 09/11/2014 09:21 AM

Sent by: Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Consumer Relations 728 200
Innovation Way Akron, OH 44316-0001 Voice #: 800.321.2136 Fax #:
330.796.6829

Thank you for contacting our web site. The required rim width is 6.50. We
would not recommend installing the tire on a 6" wheel.

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Can I use Goodyear G614 LT235/85R16 tires on 16" aluminum wheels rated for 110 psi with a rim width of 6"? This would be for a 5th wheel travel
trailer.
Got a response from Tredit-

I am very sorry for the delay in my response. I have been traveling this week and just got back. When the Goodyear tire data book states that the approved rim width is 16X6.5. It simply means that the 16X6.5 rim was used during the tire testing and the measurements were taken when using the 6.5 wide rim. The Tire and Rim Association book states that the approved rims for an LT235/85R16 tire are 6J, 6 1/2J, 7J & 7 1/2J. I hope that this information is helpful.

Anyone have a take on all of this?? My final thought are that the tires are good to go.
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Old 09-11-2014, 10:49 PM   #17
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Got a response from Tredit-

The Tire and Rim Association book states that the approved rims for an LT235/85R16 tire are 6J, 6 1/2J, 7J & 7 1/2J. I hope that this information is helpful.
And that is a true statement, in part.

Although the Goodyear G614 is manufactured in that size it's construction is much different and is only approved for 6 and 1'2 inch rims. It's an all steel cased tire developed for trailer service.

I spent 15 minutes this afternoon on the phone with our area Goodyear rep. He assured me that Goodyear would only recommend that tire be used on 6 and 1/2 inch rims. Phone # ref 910-922-3104.

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My husband and I went round and round on RV tires. We have a 2013 Cardinal and the tread came completely off of one of the tires, damaging our RV. We have 16ST Michelins 80 PSI. The weight the tires held was not strong enough for the our RV. We were told the manufacturer only puts the minimal on the RV. We decided to get new tires. We bought 14 ply tires, 110 PSI, Provider F835s, which we purchased at Discount tire. These tires are very strong and the weight they can take is 4000 lbs per tire. We had a terrible time finding the information on the rims. We tried to find the answer on if our rims could take the 110 PSI tire. It was not marked on our rim at all. We called the manufacture of the rims and they told us that you cannot put a 110 PSI tire on an 80PSI rim because the rim for the 110PSI tire is made a bit different for the heavy steeled-walled tire. The old tires were E's and now the new tires are G's. We feel at ease when we go down the road knowing we have the right tires for our RV. Our rims are from Syndel.
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My husband and I went round and round on RV tires. We have a 2013 Cardinal and the tread came completely off of one of the tires, damaging our RV. We have 16ST Michelins 80 PSI. The weight the tires held was not strong enough for the our RV. We were told the manufacturer only puts the minimal on the RV. We decided to get new tires. We bought 14 ply tires, 110 PSI, Provider F835s, which we purchased at Discount tire. These tires are very strong and the weight they can take is 4000 lbs per tire. We had a terrible time finding the information on the rims. We tried to find the answer on if our rims could take the 110 PSI tire. It was not marked on our rim at all. We called the manufacture of the rims and they told us that you cannot put a 110 PSI tire on an 80PSI rim because the rim for the 110PSI tire is made a bit different for the heavy steeled-walled tire. The old tires were E's and now the new tires are G's. We feel at ease when we go down the road knowing we have the right tires for our RV. Our rims are from Syndel.

Goodness.....14 Ply?? those must be run flat tires....

OK... I guess I am stupider than I wish I was, but I am NOT used to dealing with T/T and 5ers... so I can only speak from the old hot-rodding days...but a 1/2" difference in rim size was not important. The modern/correct way of doing things amazes me.
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Old 09-13-2014, 12:43 AM   #20
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It's because of the liability...

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Goodness.....14 Ply?? those must be run flat tires....

OK... I guess I am stupider than I wish I was, but I am NOT used to dealing with T/T and 5ers... so I can only speak from the old hot-rodding days...but a 1/2" difference in rim size was not important. The modern/correct way of doing things amazes me.
You're not stupider.
Goodyear ONLY tested the tires with 6.5" rims, so legally they would be 100% liable if they recommended/approved any other rim size.
It's corporate liability that prevents them from saying yes, and by saying no, they have established in writing that they you have been warned, thus they are free from liability if you do install the tires.

That all being said, I'd install the tires!
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