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Old 12-20-2013, 11:51 AM   #21
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Supposedly depending on loading and weights, I can exceed 65mph up to about 70mph, but it's a dark day when I need to do it. Otherwise, I'm a 62mph driver.
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Old 12-20-2013, 01:27 PM   #22
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The weights I stated were published weights, I just came in from checking the yellow sticker which actually post a lesser dry unladen weight. I would need to add the weight of the 2nd A/C 13.5 low pro Dometic that the dealer added which would add another 87#.
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Old 12-20-2013, 03:16 PM   #23
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Is that the "Unladen Weight" off the yellow sticker or the "published dry weight"

The Yellow sticker is the actual weight when it left the factory. If your dealer (or you) added anything it won't show up till you actually weigh it yourself.
Starting at paragraph S10.5 in the reference provided below you will find the detailed procedure that is supposed to happen when weight is added to your trailer after factory certification.

Tire selection and rims and motor home/recreation vehicle trailer load carrying capacity information for motor vehicles with a GVWR of more than 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds). - Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

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Old 12-20-2013, 03:30 PM   #24
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Just purchased a new Wildcat which was delivered early this week. We had planned on replacement of the factory tires upon receipt of the 5th wheels due to the quality/limitations of the OEM tires.

The tires were 235-80-16 E tires, I am planning on going up to a 235-85-16 E tire due to a wider variety of choices in manufacture offering as well as the ability to get a higher speed rating on the tires.

So the question is, is there any reason not to go with a tire that is .93 taller over the original? That is less than 1/2" on each side of the rim.
Second part to the question is, is there any reason to stay with a highway tead pattern? Is there any reason that I couldn't go with a non aggressive trail pattern with the tread?

I appreciate your impute and knowledge.

Here are the two tires I am kind of narrowed down to:

Tire Details - Discount Tire

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The first in a Kumho and the second is a General tire.
My tire posts often get poor reviews because of the assertiveness in my writing style. The quotes below are from the Goodyear Tire Care & Maintenance Guide. GY does a lot of writing about their tires and how to maintain them. These quotes are bottom line items that follow industry wide standards.

"Never fit tires with less load-carrying capacity than required by the vehicle's original equipment manufacturer".

"Before you replace your tires, always consult the vehicle owner’s manual and follow the vehicle manufacturer’s replacement tire recommendations". "You must make certain the replacement tires fitted to the vehicle have a load-carrying capacity equal to or greater than what the original equipment manufacturer specifies".

"When selecting tires that are different from the original equipment size, see a professional installer in order to make certain that proper clearance, load-carrying capacity, and inflation pressure are selected".



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On edit: All ST235/80R16E tires default their load capacity to 3420# at 80 psi unless otherwise stated in the trailer's owner's manual or on the certification label/tire placard.

What that means is your individual tires have 3520# lbs. of available load capacity as you have stated. However, there are identical sized tires produced with load capacities of 3420# and 3500#. Without notifications of use for those load capacities they all default to the lowest load capacity in the size indicated. They can all be used as replacements for the 3520# load capacity tire.
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Old 12-20-2013, 04:43 PM   #25
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Starting at paragraph S10.5 in the reference provided below you will find the detailed procedure that is supposed to happen when weight is added to your trailer after factory certification.

Tire selection and rims and motor home/recreation vehicle trailer load carrying capacity information for motor vehicles with a GVWR of more than 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds). - Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

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Not a problem, I was the first retail purchaser of the RV. I purchased it after which I had it sent to the service dept and had the 2nd a/c installed.
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