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Old 02-03-2013, 11:37 PM   #1
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Tires (again) I promise my last time

I've read so many tire threads that my head hurts. Then the age related memory problem kicks in, and I either cannot remember exactly what was said, or cannot find the post in which it was said.

Okay, now my situation and question.

New 8289WS inbound in a few weeks. One of the first things I'm going to do is change the tires. I'd like to change the rims out for 16", but there might not be enough clearance above the tire to do that, or that may result in the tires being too close together. I will not know this possibility until I have the RV and can measure. Changing out the rims would also allow me to get a higher PSI rated rim.

I plan to put Load Range E tires on the RV, and I know that Maxxis makes a 15" ST Load Range E tire that I can get through the local Discount Tire store.

My question to the group is, what Load Range E ST tire do you recommend?

I know that there are many personal preferences, but if I can compile a list of the potential tires, I can then research reviews and experiences on each.

Thanks for your input.

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Old 02-03-2013, 11:45 PM   #2
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Let me think,oh yea,Maxxis load range E! Youroo!!
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:19 AM   #3
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I am gonna be ordering my maxxis tires in a few weeks. Load range D for me.
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:29 AM   #4
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I changed my tires at---------------

I have a 2011 Rockwood 8285WS Super Lite 5TH wheel which I replaced the tires at 1900 miles with Goodyear MAXXIS 15" load range "D". Be careful when upgrading to "E" range or 16" tires & rims. After installing the "D" range tires, I was checking the clearance between the top of the tire and the wheel well. I noticed after a couple of trips the rear door side tire had rubbed or touched the wheel well slightly. The driver's side is OK, plenty of room because of the cutout for the L/R slide. There is an adjustment to the axles with slots where you can drop the tire down some what. This I have not done, don't know what this would cause as wear or misalignment.
I am always reminded each time I put my tire covers on just how close the tire on the rear is to the wheel well.

Just some info that may be useful.
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:21 AM   #5
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I have a 2011 Rockwood 8285WS Super Lite 5TH wheel which I replaced the tires at 1900 miles with Goodyear MAXXIS 15" load range "D". Be careful when upgrading to "E" range or 16" tires & rims. After installing the "D" range tires, I was checking the clearance between the top of the tire and the wheel well. I noticed after a couple of trips the rear door side tire had rubbed or touched the wheel well slightly. The driver's side is OK, plenty of room because of the cutout for the L/R slide. There is an adjustment to the axles with slots where you can drop the tire down some what. This I have not done, don't know what this would cause as wear or misalignment.
I am always reminded each time I put my tire covers on just how close the tire on the rear is to the wheel well.

Just some info that may be useful.
Are you sure they are (Goodyear-Maxxis)?? Youroo!!
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:31 AM   #6
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I replaced the tires at 1900 miles with Goodyear MAXXIS 15" load range "D".
Sid,

I think you meant Goodyear Marathons or just Maxxis.
Two different companies.
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If sticking with an ST load E I will be purchasing Maxxis.
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LOU, YOU are right!

My TYPO mistake, my tires are Good Year Marathons. I had MAXXIS on my old RV.

Thank all for pointing out the TYPO or was it just a SENIOR MOMENT!!!!
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My TYPO mistake, my tires are Good Year Marathons. I had MAXXIS on my old RV.

Thank all for pointing out the TYPO or was it just a SENIOR MOMENT!!!!
No worries; I get them more often myself.
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Be careful when upgrading to "E" range or 16" tires & rims. After installing the "D" range tires, I was checking the clearance between the top of the tire and the wheel well. I noticed after a couple of trips the rear door side tire had rubbed or touched the wheel well slightly. The driver's side is OK, plenty of room because of the cutout for the L/R slide. There is an adjustment to the axles with slots where you can drop the tire down some what.
Thanks for the input.

I am puzzled by the tire diameter issue though. The specifications on the Maxxis site list all three 255/75R15 tires (C, D, and E Load) as being 28.3 inches in diameter.

Is it possible that the Maxxis are larger in diameter than the original tires?

Or were the original tires 205/75R15, which would have been 27.1 inches in diameter?

I'm also familiar with the slotted adjustment on the Torque Flex axle mount, as there was a thread regarding that mounting bracket slipping. If one were to move all 4 mounting plates the same distance, I don't think it would change the alignment, but I'd have to study that a bit.

Again, thanks for the input.

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