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Old 10-17-2018, 10:50 AM   #1
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Upgrading tires

We have a 2016 26RLWS. I would like to replace the tires before we take a long trip and have been reading about upgrading to D range tires. We currently have C range. I've read that the rim must be able to accommodate going from 50psi to 65 psi and that it should be stamped on the inside of the rim but I can't find anywhere on the rim a maximum psi rating. Can anyone speak to the 14" rim being able to upgrade from C range to D range? Thanks in advance!
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Old 10-20-2018, 08:32 AM   #2
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I assume you have a wheel distributed by Lionshead. The only 14 inch steel wheel that I see is rated to 1870 pounds. To me that doesn't sound like enough for a D load tire. Looks like you would want to change wheels as well. They don't cost much and you'd have a much better set-up in the end.
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Old 10-20-2018, 08:48 AM   #3
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We have a 2016 26RLWS. I would like to replace the tires before we take a long trip and have been reading about upgrading to D range tires. We currently have C range. I've read that the rim must be able to accommodate going from 50psi to 65 psi and that it should be stamped on the inside of the rim but I can't find anywhere on the rim a maximum psi rating. Can anyone speak to the 14" rim being able to upgrade from C range to D range? Thanks in advance!
Are you Sure your unit has "14" Rims" ? Most have "15" rims & tires! I am referring to the"26 RLWS"! Youroo! !
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Old 10-22-2018, 10:55 AM   #4
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Positive we have 14" rims. Unless someone put 14" tires on 15" rims... After further research, it appears that it's ok to run load range D as long as we use metal valve stems, which we were going to do for our TPMS sensors anyway. Thanks for the info!
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Old 10-22-2018, 07:24 PM   #5
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We have the 2015 Rockwood equivalent of your trailer. I have been running the Goodyear Endurance load range D at 65 psi for a year and half, about 10,00 miles, with no problems.
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Old 10-22-2018, 11:06 PM   #6
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I am in the same place on tires. Plan on going from c to d. I contacted Lionshead on the PSI issue and they replied that the wheels were ok but make sure the valve stems can handle the extra pressure. As far as the 1870 max load, the weight of the trailer hasn't changed so they should still be good. I want the extra margin of safety with the higher load range tires.
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Old 10-23-2018, 01:27 AM   #7
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I upgraded to D on the 15" Lionshead wheels. No problems. I asked about getting metal stems but was told by Discount Tires that they do not carry them, but do have others that are more rigid and nade for big boy tires, dunno.
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Old 10-23-2018, 05:31 AM   #8
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Probably a stupid question but; If you you upgrade your tires such as c's to d's do you run the pressure at what the tire recommends or what the camper data plate recommends?
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Old 10-23-2018, 07:25 AM   #9
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Probably a stupid question but; If you you upgrade your tires such as c's to d's do you run the pressure at what the tire recommends or what the camper data plate recommends?
I've heard the only stupid questions are those you don't ask. :-)

As far as tire pressure, I've also heard/learned that you should ALWAYS run what's on the tire as a recommendation from the tire manufacturer.

Hopefully WMTire can confirm or correct my understanding.
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Old 10-23-2018, 08:33 AM   #10
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Everyone is looking to upgrade their tires (for good reason as the manufacturers only go for 'good enough'), but if the wheels are 'lightweights' as well, I don't see where you've gained anything. Even some of the 15 inch 5 hole wheels are only rated to 1870 pounds (as the Lionshead wheels are), but many other brands are rated to 2150 pounds or more. Then of course you have the axle weight rating to consider.....
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