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Old 12-15-2015, 11:40 PM   #1
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TT GVWR is 7652 lbs; Stock tires only support 7040!

I just got a new FR EVO T2300, the GVWR is listed as 7652 lbs. I happened to look at the tires today and noted that the max each can take is 1760 lbs. 4x1760=7040 lbs. How can that be? I would have thought these things would come with tires that can go beyond the GVWR listed on the sticker

The tires are some no-name brand, ST, width 205.
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Old 12-15-2015, 11:50 PM   #2
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I just got a new FR EVO T2300, the GVWR is listed as 7652 lbs. I happened to look at the tires today and noted that the max each can take is 1760 lbs. 4x1760=7040 lbs. How can that be? I would have thought these things would come with tires that can go beyond the GVWR listed on the sticker

The tires are some no-name brand, ST, width 205.
Some of that weight is carried on the hitch as tongue weight. Tires are a serious subject on the forum. China comes to mind.
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Old 12-16-2015, 12:13 AM   #3
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Some of that weight is carried on the hitch as tongue weight. Tires are a serious subject on the forum. China comes to mind.
I guess that's true, there's supposedly 559 lbs tongue weight.

In book, that's somewhat shady math. Where's the margin for error? Will the tires pop if they see anything above 1760 lbs?

I'm already thinking of getting an upgrade before my first trip!
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Old 12-16-2015, 02:24 AM   #4
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The tires are squeakers and wont last very long if the trailer is loaded heavy. It's going to be very hard to load and balance it without having a tire or two overloaded. You should go up at least one load range.

Ask FR, "what the heck" over?
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I guess that's true, there's supposedly 559 lbs tongue weight.

In book, that's somewhat shady math. Where's the margin for error? Will the tires pop if they see anything above 1760 lbs?

I'm already thinking of getting an upgrade before my first trip!
No, they won't pop, but that is the norm. They come with just enough and get away with it. Probably Trail Express "C" rated. Move up to a "D" rated tire. They are just an accident waiting to happen. We all been through it....
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FR figures 10% of the GVWR on the trailer tongue, which brings you down to just under 7,000# with 90% on the tires, and now the tires are not overloaded. Many of us have replaced our original tires moving up a load range: using LRD instead of LRC for instance.
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Yep, my 11,200lb GVWR Cherokee came with "D" rated tires. that trailers always wallowed and swayed with those tires. when one of the treads separated at 500 miles I upgraded to Carlisle "E" rated tires. the trailer really became easy to tow after that! no more sway from soft sidewalls!
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Dodgeguy.....I wholeheartedly agree with you on the Carlisle tires. I love ours.
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If there is one improvement RV manufacturers could make that will be a blessing for everyone...don't cheap out on tire selections!


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