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Old 08-13-2016, 10:21 AM   #1
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Tire ratings and axles on 5ver

We have a 2013 Rockwood 8381 ss that we purchased used this spring.The dealer put 5 new tires on it - load rated C.
We hit a pothole on a recent trip and it destroyed the rear passenger tire.
We have tire replacement insurance that will replace at no cost.
Our tire man says he would go with 10 ply E rated tires as replacements and we need to at least match both tires on an axle. So I am also buying a second E tire (Can't afford to buy 3 right now-but will get the other 2 soon)
My question is should I place the stronger tires on the front arrears axle? Does it make a difference?
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Old 08-13-2016, 10:34 AM   #2
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If your trailer is setting level when hooked up the weight difference between the front and rear axle should not be a real factor. even tho the new tires can carry more weight you need to load so as not to exceed the C rated tires that remain on the rig
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Old 08-13-2016, 10:49 AM   #3
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I was not. Planning an loading any heavier - just increasing the safety factor.
I was wond r in if any forces going down the road would cause more weight on either the front or rear axle,
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Old 08-13-2016, 05:47 PM   #4
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When you are hooked up, if the front of the trailer is high you have more weight on the back axel, if nose down the front axle will carry more weight.
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