Texas Tire Stores
Airdale / I agree and see why the rims and tires were tossed on due to dollars.
Windjammin and wolfwhistle, you missed I'm not after more weight. Stores in Texas do not stock D tires unless you look real hard for a Goodyear Store somewhere. Discount Tire only shows E range in stock on two brands down here. In Flagstaff, AZ, it took Discount Tire three days to round up a pair of D range tires when we had trouble at Grand Canyon and limped in on two tread separations. This tells me use what is available easily.
Mtelkman, you are doing what I've been told to do by Discount Tire Store and CAMCO Wheel and Axle where I live. ETrailer.com waffled around and I got a third contradicting opinion from their staff.
If I don't have to spend $400 for 5 steel 2850 rims to match the tires???? Sounds good to me!
Again. Not looking for more capacity, only getting away from China Bombs. Last trailer was 2012 with 16" and E range China tires. In short out of town trip to Kerville, Bastrop and Bryan, TX, I had three tread seperations right at 6,000 miles on those factory tires. Discount Tire and Carlisles got me home and then we traded down for less weight/height etc.
If you can't drive 70 in Texas, you are a speed bump!
Charles & Martha Myatt
2009 Duramax w/Transfer Flow Fuel Tank
2016 Flagstaff V-Lite 30WFKSS
Almost South of the Border