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Old 02-10-2015, 01:35 PM   #1
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Cool Tires are not rated enough...really?

Looking at the specs for my 195bh it is supposed to weigh 3003 lbs with a load carrying capacity of 881 lbs for a possible total of 3884 lbs. Looking at 205/75-14 Goodyear Marathons, they are rated at 1760 lbs per tire or 3520 lbs total weight carrying capacity. That's 364 lbs overloaded on the tires if fully loaded. How can they sell a vehicle with the specs overrated like that or am I looking at this wrong?
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Old 02-10-2015, 01:42 PM   #2
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Looks fine to me.
Remember your truck carries part of the load via your hitch.

Look at your tongue weight spec you'll then find the weight your missing.

I believe your hitch weight is around 403 lbs.
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Old 02-10-2015, 02:15 PM   #3
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As TURBS said, you need to take into account the tongue weight. The specs are set up to make the unit legal, however you will find they build in virtually no margin of safety. That would cost more.
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No worries, your tongue weight is 400lbs.
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Old 02-10-2015, 09:21 PM   #5
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Thanks guys for clarifying but as Flybob said, virtually no room for error. Guess I'll be hitting the truck scale at the local Pilot.
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Old 02-10-2015, 09:22 PM   #6
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Thanks guys for clarifying but as Flybob said, virtually no room for error. Guess I'll be hitting the truck scale at the local Pilot.
Good idea!
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I agree with Turbs.
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Looking at the specs for my 195bh it is supposed to weigh 3003 lbs with a load carrying capacity of 881 lbs for a possible total of 3884 lbs. Looking at 205/75-14 Goodyear Marathons, they are rated at 1760 lbs per tire or 3520 lbs total weight carrying capacity. That's 364 lbs overloaded on the tires if fully loaded. How can they sell a vehicle with the specs overrated like that or am I looking at this wrong?
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Old 02-11-2015, 02:19 PM   #8
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Right. The TV tongue takes some weight also.
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If you don't replace them all with a heaver duty tire you should at least get "tire minders" for them. With our brand new 5th wheel the tires were very close to the limit and within 3000 miles we had 2 flats. We ended up buying 5 new heaver tires 600 miles from home to continue the trip. Because we had the tire minders we knew as soon as they blew (one was at 60 mph) and we were able to stop before we did any damage to the rim or the trailer. I wish I had put the heaver duty tires on at the start when it was convenient close to home rather then have to try to find a place 600 miles from home that would do the trailer tires the next day.
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If you don't replace them all with a heaver duty tire you should at least get "tire minders" for them. With our brand new 5th wheel the tires were very close to the limit and within 3000 miles we had 2 flats. We ended up buying 5 new heaver tires 600 miles from home to continue the trip. Because we had the tire minders we knew as soon as they blew (one was at 60 mph) and we were able to stop before we did any damage to the rim or the trailer. I wish I had put the heaver duty tires on at the start when it was convenient close to home rather then have to try to find a place 600 miles from home that would do the trailer tires the next day.
I 100 percent agree with this post. A tire minder saved me a major problem. It let me know I was having a flat, and by the time I got stopped the tire ahead of it was also separating. I went from "C" rated to "D" when replacing the factory installed tires.
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