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Old 06-05-2012, 06:31 PM   #21
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I would bet the truck did not come with either the tires you have now or the ones you are contemplating. Look in the manual for the size that came on the truck originally.
2010? Doh!
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Old 06-05-2012, 06:35 PM   #22
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Rugged, with the weight you are carrying, LT tires would be a big plus.
Are the factory tires 'P'-rated? Just wondering how they have felt pulling the camper? Although the low aspect ratio may help decrease the squirming so common with the P tires.
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:33 PM   #23
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Rugged the AT tires won't last as long as the MS 2 tires.
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:30 PM   #24
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I switched to LT tires on our Ram 1500 before I got the Ford. Took off the factory 20s and went with LT265/70/17 Michelin MS2s mounted on a set of factory 17" rims I got off Kijiji. If I remember correctly, the tires were 1.3" smaller in diameter which would be the same as changing the rear ratio from 3.92 to 4.10. Towing felt better on the LT's and I with that small change in ratio, allowed the trans to stay in 5th gear more. The speedo was 3 mph slow.

I remeber that the LT 275/65/20 Michelins were very pricey compared to the LT 265/70/17's.

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Old 06-05-2012, 09:00 PM   #25
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Rugged, with the weight you are carrying, LT tires would be a big plus.
Are the factory tires 'P'-rated? Just wondering how they have felt pulling the camper? Although the low aspect ratio may help decrease the squirming so common with the P tires.

To be quite honest I have nothing to compare too. The truck has theh original GY wranglers, I added a few extra pounds of air and it rides good for me. I haven't noticed any sway issues. I know I am exceeding the weight limits of my payload capacity, but I added Timbrens SES to keep the truck level when loaded with camper. I take it slow and easy. I'm in no race when camping. I save the adrenaline rush when driving my car and motorcycle.
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:40 PM   #26
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RB, whenever you do replace your original equipment tires, it probably would be a good idea to make sure they are rated for the load of the fifth wheel. Better to err on the side of caution.
Pretty hard to go wrong with Michelins. That is what we have on our TV, and they simply do not seem to wear.
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:43 PM   #27
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RB, whenever you do replace your original equipment tires, it probably would be a good idea to make sure they are rated for the load of the fifth wheel. Better to err on the side of caution.

Thanks for the advice. Certainly will take it under advisement.
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Before you pull the trigger on the new ones you may want to check on a Dodge forum to see if you'll have any rubbing issues with the larger tires.
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Old 06-26-2012, 03:31 AM   #29
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I know this thread is a few weeks old, but I just found it, lol.

For the 20"s, the best thing I have found for extra load capacity are these for a 3k XL load rating:
General*Grabber HTS=

or if you jump to a 285 aspect, you can go to a LR E tire up to 80 PSI and 3600lbs load rating
Goodyear*Wrangler SilentArmor

But the price doubles....
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