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Old 05-01-2014, 02:09 PM   #1
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When we picked up our CC36ckts, the tread on the tires looked smooth in some areas. The dealer said this is normal for trailer tires. Is this true? I would think they wouldn't grip the road.
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Old 05-01-2014, 02:13 PM   #2
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When we picked up our CC36ckts, the tread on the tires looked smooth in some areas. The dealer said this is normal for trailer tires. Is this true? I would think they wouldn't grip the road.
A photo would help.

Are the tires ST or LT tires.

ST tires have tread designs to minimize rolling friction (while ensuring tracking with the tow vehicle) and LT tires have aggressive tread designs for traction and grip in all conditions.
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Old 05-01-2014, 09:27 PM   #3
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I don't know about the st or Lt but they are Goodyear. I went on Goodyears website and the tires had the same no tread area so I guess it is the way it is suppose to be.
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On the CC, it has the Goodyear LT tires. They look WAY different than a regular ST tire. They do tend to look "worn" or not new, but that is what this tire looks like brand new.
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Old 05-01-2014, 09:46 PM   #5
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This is really great info. I thought the outer edges of the Goodyear tires on my new CC looked a little smooth. Now this explains why.

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Old 05-02-2014, 08:15 AM   #6
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Glad to see we weren't the only ones who noticed the difference in the tread. When we saw the tire by the door of the camper, we thought, does it come with a bald tire?
Then we noticed all the tires looked like that.
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Old 05-02-2014, 10:22 AM   #7
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Same here. I thought the GY tires looked like something was not right but after 5000 miles they still look the same.
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How about a few pictures?
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Old 05-02-2014, 11:48 AM   #9
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How about a few pictures?
Can do but while you are waiting, check a GY G614 tire at a dealer. The tire has a smooth tread on the 2 outer treads. It makes you think the tire has been run underinflated or out of alignment. Trailer tires are a different breed. I would not use an LT tire on a trailer but some people do. As always, proper inflation, don't overload the vehicle and stay around 65 MPH or less. Have never had a tire problem on a trailer and I've had 5 of them.
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Goodyear G614's are G rated LT tires for the heavier loads of your CC.
The tread pattern is called a highway rib. Goodyear tests them for RV use and publishes proper load and inflation numbers which you can find with a simple search. For your 36CKTS, under normal load you are looking at about 90psi for proper inflation. You will need to weigh your unit to get the exact number. You should not inflate to max pressure (110) for a number of reasons. Here's a link to a nice picture... Goodyear Unisteel G614 RST tires listed by size

BTW, they are rated for 75mph.
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