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Old 06-27-2011, 05:41 PM   #1
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What tires will fit on a Rockwood Signature 8281ss

We just purchased a 2007 Rockwood Signature 8281SS fifth wheel from the original owner. The trailer has the original Kenda 205-75-15 load range C radial tires and I am considering an upgrade to Maxxis 225-75-15 radials (load range D). Has anyone done this and are there any clearance issues with suspension travel? Tire width does not look like it will be a problem but I will lose 1" of clearance between the tire and the wheel well (225-75-15 tires are overall 2" taller and 1.5" wider than the original 205-75-15). Or can anyone recommend a good load range D tire in 205-75-15? Thanks.
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Old 06-28-2011, 05:54 AM   #2
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We just purchased a 2007 Rockwood Signature 8281SS fifth wheel from the original owner. The trailer has the original Kenda 205-75-15 load range C radial tires and I am considering an upgrade to Maxxis 225-75-15 radials (load range D). Has anyone done this and are there any clearance issues with suspension travel? Tire width does not look like it will be a problem but I will lose 1" of clearance between the tire and the wheel well (225-75-15 tires are overall 2" taller and 1.5" wider than the original 205-75-15). Or can anyone recommend a good load range D tire in 205-75-15? Thanks.
I have an 8314ss travel trailer and i changed mine out from the 205-75-15 load range "C" to what you are considering doing (225-75-15 load range "D") and they are just fine no problems with clearance, but i installed Goodyear Marathon's and they are made in Canada.
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Thanks for the reply. I ran Goodyear Marathons (made in USA) on our last trailer and had no issues. Every place I have checked only have the made in China Marathons and with all the bad stories on the internet, I am hesitent to buy them. Where did you find Canadian made Marathons?
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Old 06-28-2011, 06:12 PM   #4
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I have been running ST225/75R15 tires, load range D or E on our 2006 8281SS for over 5 years now without incidnt.
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Old 06-29-2011, 05:27 AM   #5
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Thanks for the reply. I ran Goodyear Marathons (made in USA) on our last trailer and had no issues. Every place I have checked only have the made in China Marathons and with all the bad stories on the internet, I am hesitent to buy them. Where did you find Canadian made Marathons?
I made a deal with someone at work, i changed out my Dometic 13,500 BTU a/c unit in the camper and installed a Carrier 15,000 BTU in it's place and traded the a/c unit for the tires.
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