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Old 11-06-2014, 08:42 PM   #11
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I have 2010 29 RE. Replace two of the tires(same as yours) but my company bought tires in the same size but different brand. Changing the other two next spring.

My axles got out of alignment. Probably a lot of my own fault. But the china bombs have been from WV to both sides of MI to AR to OK to OH to TX to AR to AL to PA to WV. The short pulls were 350 miles up 900+ on the longer ones. I check when I stop and always check air before pulling not just look at them.

Guess I am saying I know the bad stories of them. But they have several thousand miles over two years.

That spacing would concern me if the front tire throws a rock or something it could puncture or lock them up making flat spots ruining the tires.

If set on the size. Might look in changing spings and equalizer to get your spacing back. Just an idea if the tire are that good of a deal.


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Old 11-06-2014, 09:18 PM   #12
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Maybe I will check into other LT tires and see if I can find something closer in size with a good rep. I just don't wanna have a blowout as the damage that can occur isn't worth the risk to me. I just don't trust the crap these RVs come with. I think it's kinda wierd how close cedar creek runs their axles together as well. Lots of clearance up top and to the inside but very little between the tires
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Old 11-06-2014, 09:22 PM   #13
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I'm looking at putting Firestone Transforce on my rig. I put those tires on my truck back in July and really like them. Smooth ride and they tow nice. Have the same weight class (actually a bit more) than the Westlakes on there now. I will have to see about clearances.
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Old 11-06-2014, 09:28 PM   #14
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I just looked and the BFG commercial TA makes a LT245/75r16 with a rating of 3045 lbs so I will price it out tomorrow and ask my tire guy how it compares in reliability to the michelin. I have 6k axles so I may go that route
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Old 11-06-2014, 09:39 PM   #15
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Maybe I will check into other LT tires and see if I can find something closer in size with a good rep. I just don't wanna have a blowout as the damage that can occur isn't worth the risk to me. I just don't trust the crap these RVs come with. I think it's kinda wierd how close cedar creek runs their axles together as well. Lots of clearance up top and to the inside but very little between the tires

Take a look at sailun s637 tires. They are comparable to the goodyear g614 (which is supposed to be the best) at about half the price. They are a heavy duty trailer tire, 14 ply (I think) and speed rated up to 75 mph. These will be on my rig soon.


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K I will thx
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Old 11-06-2014, 10:36 PM   #17
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Ok, here's my post from a prior thread on this issue, worth repeating:

I'm in the same boat. I want to ditch the 65MPH rated ST tires and go with an LT that can safely do 70 or 75. The problem is, my current ST 235 80-R 16 tires are rated at 3400-3500# (depending on brand,) but to get that weight rating in an LT tire, I need to jump up to a LT 265 75-R16. I don't "want" larger tires (about an inch, in this case,) but I have to in order to get the load range/rating that I need. They don't make a 235 or 245 LT that can carry that much weight.

Something else to think about before plunking down any cash on LT tires--check the weight rating of the size you "think" you want.
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Old 11-06-2014, 10:46 PM   #18
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My trailer has ST 235 80 R16's with a load of 3520# at 80 PSI. I have read here that it is also important to know if your wheels can handle higher air pressures as some tires go up to 110PSI I think. I also have the 6K axles. I just don't want the make the small space between the tires even smaller or I will have to throw out the X-chocks which I like.....
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Old 11-07-2014, 12:46 AM   #19
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Mastertrack power touring
Mastertrack may be made in china but is actually a good tire. I put over 15000 miles on mine before switching to marathons which are also made in China
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My trailer has ST 235 80 R16's with a load of 3520# at 80 PSI. I have read here that it is also important to know if your wheels can handle higher air pressures as some tires go up to 110PSI I think. I also have the 6K axles. I just don't want the make the small space between the tires even smaller or I will have to throw out the X-chocks which I like.....
I'm just saying--you probably don't want to buy a tire with a lower weight rating than the one you already have, even if it can go faster...it'll still overheat and fail if it can't deal with the weight. If it's a choice between that miserable scenario and losing my X-chocks, I think I'd lose the chocks...😉
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