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Old 11-12-2009, 12:23 PM   #1
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tire and wheel size

We have narrowed our search to a couple of trailers at a couple of U.S. dealers. Grey Wolf 27v and V-Cross 27v. Yes I realize they are basically the same trailer. Can anyone tell me what is the standard tire and wheel size on these trailers and do original tires last very well or are they a cheaper genaric type. Thanks.........the Old Guys.
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Old 11-12-2009, 01:13 PM   #2
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From all the trailers I have looked at, none will come with great tires. Most will not even come with good tires. Almost all "ST" rated trailer tires are made in China, even Goodyear Marathon. Hard to find a dealer around here that even carries trailer tires.

According to V-Cross brochure, the tires are 15 inch. Can't help anymore on specific size, but judging by GVW of the trailer, at least load range "D".
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Old 11-13-2009, 01:49 PM   #3
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My 08 V lite 30 footer has Carlisle Radial Trail ST 205/75/14 load range C tires- 50 lbs max cold. X4. So far, I haven't had any problems....Randy
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Old 11-22-2009, 10:50 PM   #4
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Thanks for the help guys. Sorry we were so long getting back to you but we've had a very hectic week and a half. I thought things were supposed to slow down when you retired, when does that start. At any rate we have pretty much decided on the V-Cross and should find out if it's a go or not.We will let you know if it happens......Old Guys
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Athough I have a 2006 RockWood 8314ss with a max load of 7,910 lbs, the camper came with Carlisle tires- ST 205/75R/15- load range"C" @ 50 psi. I changed them out and put on Goodyear Marathons- ST 225/75R/15- load range "D" @ 65 psi, the max weight rating on the tires is 2,640 lbs each x4. From what I can remember the Carlisle "C" range were rated at 1,840 lbs each x4.
If I read the info correctly, the "C" range tire is a 6 ply and the "D" rangs is an 8 ply. The Goodyear Marathons that I have were made in Canada.
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Old 11-27-2009, 07:43 PM   #6
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Thanks for the help everyone. we decide on the V-CROSS 27VFK. We made the trip to Michigan earlier this week and took the plunge into the wondereful world of rv-ing. The trailer came with ST205-75D14 load range C tires. The plan will be to upgrade to a range D when they wear down but for now we will have to reign in our spending if we want to be able to enjoy some travel time. Thanks again......Old Guys
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Old 01-04-2010, 01:32 PM   #7
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I completely agree that you should up grade the tires to the D load range. I have a 05 Cherokee 28A, when we bought it the dealer said they were new tires...meaning retreads, as we found out the hard way....it was a disater on the first long trip...blew 4 tires....long frustrating trip....I immediately up graded to Maxxis trailer tires and they have been great...recommend these tires over Goodyears anyday...and typically they are slightly cheaper. They are a thick steal belted tire and should last a very long time.
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Matt - I doubt your tires were retreaded. They probably over heated and the tread separated from the carcass. This results from under/over inflation, over loading and/or going too fast. Add to that if tire is old (5-8 years is old) the rubber is degraded by ozone and UV rays. Very important to keep tires properly inflated (check specifics but its typically around 50 PSI). Keep stored vehicles off the wet ground (jack stands) and cover the tires with canvas/vinyl covers to increase life expectancy. Unless you are on road all the time you probably will end up scrapping tires with lots of tread just because they are old (and dangerous) vs worn out.
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Thanks...I agree completely...the retread idea came from a guy where I bought the camper who told me on some of there used campers they have used retreads....most likely you are right that they were jsut old and somewhat dry roit....

I bought 4 new, proper load range tires and even replaced the spare with a good trailer tire(the one on the camper was a car tire!!!!!!!!!!!!) so should be good to go now. I did purchase the tire covers as well.

would using the leveling blocks to park the camper on be as good as using the jack stands? I do store the unit with the leveling jacks down to take some weight off the tires and axles.
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Yes, I think the upgrade is a given but thanks for reminding me about tire covers. I still need to get some. I had forgotten till now. I think I have that disease that old people get but I can't remember what it's called.
Now.... what was I doing? Old Guys
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