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Old 04-13-2016, 06:33 PM   #11
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Our 2504s came with 205/14 LRC tires. Out yellow sticker weight is 4660 lbs. would it help with D or E tires? New to rving but I know that they can get heavy very easily. I was thinking more from a towing stability standpoint. Would E tires be too stiff? Any thoughts would be appreated. Jay
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Old 04-13-2016, 06:47 PM   #12
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Our 2504s came with 205/14 LRC tires. Out yellow sticker weight is 4660 lbs. would it help with D or E tires? New to rving but I know that they can get heavy very easily. I was thinking more from a towing stability standpoint. Would E tires be too stiff? Any thoughts would be appreated. Jay
E rated tires might be a little too stiff for your trailer. D rated would certainly be OK, but with 4,660 lbs, your Cs should be OK. Ours came with load range C on a trailer with an empty weight of around 8,000 #s
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Old 04-13-2016, 08:05 PM   #13
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Thanks. I think if my empty weight was 8000lbs I would want E range tires also. I am hoping that we top out at 55-5600lbs. We have always had boats and I have done my best to keep them as light as possible to avoid slowing the boat on the lake. Little things like plastic plates, lightweight pans ect. Jay
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Old 04-13-2016, 08:05 PM   #14
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Rockwood tends to skimp on tire / frame clearance. Check yours !! C is too light, go D minimum on your Rockwood.
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Old 04-14-2016, 06:01 AM   #15
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E rated tires might be a little too stiff for your trailer. D rated would certainly be OK, but with 4,660 lbs, your Cs should be OK. Ours came with load range C on a trailer with an empty weight of around 8,000 #s

We upgraded to D load tires and like them. We were cautioned about going up to E load because the rims may not handle the added tire pressure. Did you upgrade rims too?
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Old 04-14-2016, 06:57 AM   #16
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We upgraded to D load tires and like them. We were cautioned about going up to E load because the rims may not handle the added tire pressure. Did you upgrade rims too?
For our case, it found it a major challenge to get any information about ratings for the rims. I asked, but had no response from the rim supplier. After a lot of looking I finally found one web site that listed pressures, and that indicated that we should be OK with our E rating tires rather than the original Cs. Not beyond that, though. The combined weight capacity of the C tires on our trailer came to substantially less than the weight of the trailer; the ONLY way the numbers worked at all was considering tongue weight. But that left no safety margin or consideration for the extra abuse of shock loads on some of our crumbling highways. As a rather conservative engineer, I'm appalled at the lack of design margins. It's no wonder we lost two tires (with collateral damage) on the road before I upped the tires!
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Old 04-14-2016, 07:05 AM   #17
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I just changed out the off brand lr d for a brand new set of West Lake lr e on my 5th
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Old 04-17-2016, 04:11 PM   #18
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Thanks , Casper, for the response, info as to what brand tires, and are they 15"...ThaX
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Old 04-17-2016, 05:24 PM   #19
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a few good e load tires for 15" i use the Hercules brand rated at 2830lbs your rims will be rated the same no worries there and if it feels to stiff you don't have to run max psi if your not max load maybe 75 psi will work with your load
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My tires that came with my 5th were 225/75r15d some cheap tires no name tires so I put on a set of West Lake 225/75r15e
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