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Old 09-23-2015, 07:46 PM   #11
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A little surprise for me- my 3gallon Porter Cable pancake compressor which is rated up to 135psi can't push air into them over 110psi. I have to buy a new air compressor!
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Old 09-23-2015, 07:54 PM   #12
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17.5" rims??????

The Samson tires are the same size as what is on, stock.

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Old 09-23-2015, 08:23 PM   #13
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17.5" rims??????

The Samson tires are the same size as what is on, stock.
Just check the outer diameters per specs. Trust me- I found a a good bit of variance between tires of the same size (ST235/80/R16).

And yeah, I went nutty and swapped everything out. I'm running uber heavy as we're living it in for a year+ long trip. The existing tires were maxed out.
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I have just never heard of a 17.5" wheel....


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I have just never heard of a 17.5" wheel....


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They are used alot on equipment trailers like backhoe trailers. I think there were some on a super low step deck semi trailer i looked at once. Alot of hotshot guys around here use them too. Also i believe they are an option (or may be standard) on DRV and Lifestyles and other high end 5ers.
Definitely the best way to go if your on the road alot.
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They are used alot on equipment trailers like backhoe trailers. I think there were some on a semi trailer i looked at once. Alot of hotshot guys around here use them too. Also i believe they are an option (or may be standard) on DRV and Lifestyles and other high end 5ers.
Definitely the best way to go if your on the road alot.

They were described to me as being a commercial tire and designed for a lot of miles. They laughed at me when I said I'd put "a lot" of miles on them in a year and that my "a lot" was ~20k.
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I switched from 235/80R/16 Chinese made to 215/75R/17.5 Goodyear 114. Made in USA
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They were described to me as being a commercial tire and designed for a lot of miles. They laughed at me when I said I'd put "a lot" of miles on them in a year and that my "a lot" was ~20k.
Thats quite a few for an rv, in my book! Or almost any trailer thats not used otr every day.
But yeah, on commercial, my otr driving neighbor likes to get about 600 miles a day.
That would be awesome to have the peace of mind that the 17.5 gives compared to our 235/80/16 tires!!
(At least if someone actually tows a lot like you. I put more miles on my boat trailer in a month than i ever have on my Sabre)
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Definitely the best way to go if your on the road alot.

I would disagree.

Pick a few small towns, and give them a call to see if they have any replacements in stock...

Could leave you stranded, waiting for rubber.



Or... Know that you have odd balled your setup, and carry a few spares.


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I would disagree.

Pick a few small towns, and give them a call to see if they have any replacements in stock...

Could leave you stranded, waiting for rubber.



Or... Know that you have odd balled your setup, and carry a few spares.


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Thats always good advise to carry a spare and tools also (especially if its a uncommon size) . With those tires one spare should be plenty since they are such a heavy tire.

Now st tires on the other hand.....you cant have enough. I have 1 spare for my tripple axle boat trailer, but im in the process of adding 2 more that will be mounted on hubs. That way i have 3 spare wheels and 2 spare hubs. Hubs are what will really leave you stranded.
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