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Old 04-12-2016, 03:17 PM   #1
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Load Range E Trailer Tires

I have a 2010 fifth wheel with 4000lb axles, had issues with load range D tires when fully loaded.... no axle problems... would load range E be too stiff and make the ride for the items in the trailer harder? Does anyone recommend load range E 225/75 R15 Tires?
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Old 04-12-2016, 03:42 PM   #2
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Ours was fitted with lr d from the factory. They looked overloaded and were the fr china brand.I had the dealer change them out to lr e Marathons (which I supplied) before we took it off the lot.The lr e's were also 16" and on dexwheel steel wheels as well. the e's are well over the axle capacity where as the d's were only about 80# short of full capacity.A properly inflated lr e will ride a lot better than a d that is blown out from an overload!
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I have a 2010 fifth wheel with 4000lb axles, had issues with load range D tires when fully loaded.... no axle problems... would load range E be too stiff and make the ride for the items in the trailer harder? Does anyone recommend load range E 225/75 R15 Tires?
Carlile's on mine.....been cross country twice and going again......think maybe had one window valance screw come out....Same size as you listed..and they have a higher speed rating...85.....Mine see 65 all the time
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I have a 2010 fifth wheel with 4000lb axles, had issues with load range D tires when fully loaded.... no axle problems... would load range E be too stiff and make the ride for the items in the trailer harder? Does anyone recommend load range E 225/75 R15 Tires?

No they will not be to stiff and should be on the unit from the factory . the factory does not care if the tires are maxed out with full load .
You should and the E-load tires will work wonderfully
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Old 04-13-2016, 11:44 AM   #5
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Go with E

Our TT came with Load Range C tires, which was insane. We lost two on the road, along with associated damage. I upped them to Load Range E (Carlisle) last year and so far have had no problems. Don't think stiffness should be a serious issue; many roads (such as I70 across Indiana) are so bad anyway that the problem isn't vibration, it's heavy shocks.
Interesting that on the dealer's lot, most of the newer inventory I've seen recently has the version of tires that I upgraded our trailer to have!
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No they will not be to stiff and should be on the unit from the factory . the factory does not care if the tires are maxed out with full load .
You should and the E-load tires will work wonderfully
I switched from LR D to E's last year with Maxxis m8008's. So far so good-I'm a happy camper.
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Yes, I too am a Carlisle tire fan. Have many thousands of miles with no incidents.
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Old 04-13-2016, 05:13 PM   #8
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I had load range d on on my old 5er a 27.7 Jayco as well as my current 30lswb Wildcat and put e's on them both. Had a blowout on the Jayco on our first trip to Lake D'Arbonne,La and have had load range E's after that. Go with the E's !
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We put load range E tires on our 2014 Windjammer, after blowing out one of the original equipment load range C tires. Immediately, I noticed how much better the trailer pulled...stiffer sidewalls eliminated all the "wallowing" and side-to-side rolling of the trailer. I would highly recommend going with E's on your 5er.
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This past Saturday we changed out our factory installed load range "C" tires to Michelin XPS load range "E" tires, as well as Sendel 16" wheels.

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