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Old 03-15-2016, 07:29 PM   #1
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Maxxis 10 ply rated?

Just ordered 16" E load Maxxis tires from Discount tire. They are 10 ply rated. What is actual ply? Not sure what 10 ply rated means.
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Old 03-15-2016, 07:48 PM   #2
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What the tire is rated for....
Good explanation...
Tire Tech Information - Load Range / Ply Rating Identification
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Don't know, but what axles do you have? 6,000 lbs. or 7,000 lbs?
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great tires. I just got some from Discounts Tires eBay store. Was even better deal than their website.
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Old 03-16-2016, 03:21 PM   #5
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Just ordered 16" E load Maxxis tires from Discount tire. They are 10 ply rated. What is actual ply? Not sure what 10 ply rated means.


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Don't know, but what axles do you have? 6,000 lbs. or 7,000 lbs?

I got your PM. You can look on the white sticker on the side of the camper to know what axles you have.

The reason that I ask about axles is if you have 7,000 is that the capacity of the tires is 3,420 lbs. each. That means if you put these tires on those axles, it'll technically be underrated.
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Used to be a ply meant a ply With better materials plies were reduced but rating stayed the same. Basically a way to compare tires.
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Used to be a ply meant a ply With better materials plies were reduced but rating stayed the same. Basically a way to compare tires.
True.
It used to mean the more plies... the more load capacity a tire had.
A load range C tire had 6 plies, a D had 8 and an E had 10.
Tire construction has changed to where that may no longer be true depending on the manufacturer.

To the OP... what load range tires do you have on now?
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The reason that I ask about axles is if you have 7,000 is that the capacity of the tires is 3,420 lbs. each. That means if you put these tires on those axles, it'll technically be underrated.
How do you figure? One has nothing to do with the other. As long as the axles and tires are both rated for more than the load being applied to them, all is fine.
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How do you figure? One has nothing to do with the other. As long as the axles and tires are both rated for more than the load being applied to them, all is fine.

Yes, for the load- you're right. But, if you ever load the camper to its GVWR, you could be exceeding the tire ratings but not the axle ratings. I personally want at least as much rubber as I have axles- and more so with at least a bit of a margin.
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Yes, for the load- you're right. But, if you ever load the camper to its GVWR, you could be exceeding the tire ratings but not the axle ratings. I personally want at least as much rubber as I have axles- and more so with at least a bit of a margin.
I see what your saying, but not a camper out there comes with tires rated more than the axles. As long as both meet or exceed the GVWR, and the tires are of decent quality, all should be fine.
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