Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-10-2017, 09:23 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Devilscreekw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Cloverleaf, Manitoba
Posts: 144
27RLWS possible tire upgrade

Well we are into our 4th season with our 27RLWS, and I have given some thought to replacing our Westlake ST205/75/14 load range C tires within the next year or so.We do have very low mileage on the unit, as other than once all our trips have been under 100 miles or so (other than one the first year). Tires still look great and so far no issues whatsoever.

My question is whether any of you have upgraded from C rated tires to D as I see the new Goodyear Endurance have the same size in D range. They also have a 215 I believe in D.

My original tires have always looked small, and just sitting in the driveway they look a little low, though I am sure they are all at 50 lbs.

I know this tire thing has been beaten to death but I was wondering about any experiences anyone might have had with the same or similar models. I do not want to shake my trailer to death running 80 lbs.
__________________

__________________
Harv & Deb
2015 Flagstaff 27RLWS
2010 Ram 2500 4x4 crew 5.7 Hemi, 3.73
Equalizer 1200 4 pt. Tekonsha controller
Devilscreekw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2017, 05:33 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
aufinger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Metro Atlanta
Posts: 134
My camper is much lighter than yours but I went from China bombs LR C to China Marathons LR C to recently to the Endurance LR D. While the LR E's you mentioned may have a max PSI of 80 lbs. for its max load, you do not need to run them at max PSI if your load requirement does not call for it. A lot of people will say to run your tires at max PSI but I don't. Running D's or E's should only require the same PSI as your sticker. My LR D tires are 65 PSI, my sticker (for LR C tires) is 50 PSI. I run them at 55 PSI just for an extra margin - there's no need for me to go to 65 PSI. Larry G.
__________________

__________________
2016 Toyota Tundra 5.7L DC
2016 Flagstaff Micro Lite 23LB
USMC (Retired) 70-91
aufinger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2017, 05:24 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 97
We had a Flagstaff 2015 27rlws. It flooded during a flash flood in our yard this April. Purchased the twin in a 2017 Rockwood. Happy to see they now put load range D tires instead of C.
Sharon.72064 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2017, 07:24 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Devilscreekw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Cloverleaf, Manitoba
Posts: 144
Thanks Sharon....are they still 205's or now 215's? Sorry to hear about your damage, but from another of your posts saw you made out OK with insurance.
__________________
Harv & Deb
2015 Flagstaff 27RLWS
2010 Ram 2500 4x4 crew 5.7 Hemi, 3.73
Equalizer 1200 4 pt. Tekonsha controller
Devilscreekw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2017, 07:33 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Devilscreekw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Cloverleaf, Manitoba
Posts: 144
I also see on various websites that tire size is now listed as 15", but can't find exact size....though it would be too expensive to change over everything, but 215 14's would be great.
__________________
Harv & Deb
2015 Flagstaff 27RLWS
2010 Ram 2500 4x4 crew 5.7 Hemi, 3.73
Equalizer 1200 4 pt. Tekonsha controller
Devilscreekw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2017, 12:44 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: North of Seattle, WA
Posts: 5,251
Quote:
Originally Posted by Devilscreekw View Post

My original tires have always looked small, and just sitting in the driveway they look a little low, though I am sure they are all at 50 lbs.
This is a characteristic of a Radial Tire. They bulge more than the old bias ply/bias belted tires of old. In those days people just inflated until the bulge went away. With a Radial Tire the bulge will only go away when the tire is inflated to the point it truly is a "bomb".

Just use a good pressure gauge and check regularly. Spend a little extra on the pressure gauge instead of the "99 cent" type. You are protecting several hundred dollars worth of tires so get one that is sturdy and accurate. I prefer digital to the "sliding stem" type which can be affected by dirt, grease, etc. In the tire industry some shop people will use that slide out stem to stir their coffee as well as other tasks better left un-mentioned.
__________________
Sami. my Shih-Tsu "Co-Pilot" R.I.P
Politically Incorrect since 1943
"Sometimes you're the dog, sometimes you're the tree"

2018 Flagstaff Micro Lite 25BDS
2004 Nissan Titan
TitanMike is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2017, 02:17 PM   #7
Member
 
Fishtexx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 95
I just purchased a new 2017 Flagstaff 27RLWS. Mine came with ST 215-75-15 D china bombs. I don't recall the brand. They will be replaced if they live a year, sooner if they don't.
__________________
Terry and Laurie
2017 Flagstaff 27RLWS
2018 F-250 6.7 4X4 Crew
Fishtexx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2017, 07:16 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Airdale's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 1,243
When going up in load range it requires more inflation pressure to take advantage of the increased load capacity the higher load range tire can provide. So make sure the valve stems and wheels are approved for the higher PSI.
__________________
A Trailer Tire Poster
Airdale is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2017, 06:55 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Devilscreekw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Cloverleaf, Manitoba
Posts: 144
Yes I am aware of the requirements to go up a range. I guess it's just bothering me that FR decided to go to a 15" D range after having a 14" C range for so long.

Why would they change it if they weren't having problems. I haven't weighed my trailer with my typical load, but I'm sure with all the stuff the DW packs, we must be getting close to the 1200 lbs maximum
__________________
Harv & Deb
2015 Flagstaff 27RLWS
2010 Ram 2500 4x4 crew 5.7 Hemi, 3.73
Equalizer 1200 4 pt. Tekonsha controller
Devilscreekw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2017, 12:09 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Airdale's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 1,243
Quote:
Originally Posted by Devilscreekw View Post
Yes I am aware of the requirements to go up a range. I guess it's just bothering me that FR decided to go to a 15" D range after having a 14" C range for so long.

Why would they change it if they weren't having problems. I haven't weighed my trailer with my typical load, but I'm sure with all the stuff the DW packs, we must be getting close to the 1200 lbs maximum
According to the FR web site the GVWR for the 2018 model #27RLWS is 7618# including 1453# of cargo, is that mores than yours?

Just maybe the entire model line-up got heavier and FR decided to use tires with more load capacity so they could fit the entire model line-up with the same size tires. It's less expensive for them to do that. Then the lighter units in the line-up get a lot more load capacity reserves than the heaviest unit in the line-up but all will meet the minimum standards as required by FMVSS standards.
__________________
A Trailer Tire Poster
Airdale is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2017, 07:28 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Devilscreekw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Cloverleaf, Manitoba
Posts: 144
My dry weight is listed as 6296, which allows for 1215 lbs of cargo. So I guess they upped it a couple of hundred lbs.
__________________
Harv & Deb
2015 Flagstaff 27RLWS
2010 Ram 2500 4x4 crew 5.7 Hemi, 3.73
Equalizer 1200 4 pt. Tekonsha controller
Devilscreekw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2017, 07:43 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Ejs4029's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Denver, NC
Posts: 1,190
I have the Sister a 2016 Rockwood 2703 and my dry weight from the factory is 6540 lbs with a GVWR of 7708 lbs that allows me 1168 lbs of cargo and it has the 14' wheels.

We ordered ours in April of 2015 and it was delivered in June of 2015 as a 2016 model shortly afterwards I saw that FR switched to the 15' wheels and the GVWR went up so that was kind of dissapointing. I have left the china bombs on and made numerous trips up and down the CA coast and recently located from CA to NC and made the cross country trip with no issues. I have about 6K miles on the tires when it's time to replace I will go with a USA made tire.
__________________

__________________
2015 Ram 2500 CTD,CC,SB,4x4
2016 Rockwood 2703 Emerald Edition
Husky CenterLine TS Hitch
TST 507 TPMS
Progressive Industries EMS-PT30C
Ejs4029 is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
tire, upgrade

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:12 PM.


×