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Old 08-21-2020, 12:33 PM   #1
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Insight on Purchasing New Tires

My family and I just purchased a 2018 Grey Wolf 26 DBH. The tires are 205/75 14 R and are only 4 ply. I want to put new ones on, as we are getting ready to do some long distance traveling. When I spoke to Discount Tire, they said that the Goodyear Endurance would be the best replacement, and the load rating is C (6 ply). Are there better alternatives? Do they make an 8 or 10 ply for a C load rating? Inquiring minds want to know. Thank you in advance!
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Old 08-21-2020, 12:38 PM   #2
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Typically as you go up in load range letter codes, your ply increases. For example but not always, load C is 6 ply, load D 6 or 8, load E 8 or 10 ply. In my professional opinion, you cannot go wrong the Goodyear Endurance for piece of mind.
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Old 08-21-2020, 12:52 PM   #3
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I went from load range C to D rating with GY Endurance 3-4 years ago when they first came out. More weight rating...

Make sure you get metal valve stems installed when doing this as pressure increases from 50# to 65# with LR-D
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Old 08-21-2020, 01:06 PM   #4
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Goodyear Endurance seem to be popular, Maxxis 8008 and several others are also good tires.
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Old 08-22-2020, 01:33 PM   #5
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Check out Google best trailer tires.
Just purchased 5 carlisle load E 10 ply.
Could not get Goodyear in that range. Tomd by Goodyear they were on BO.
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Old 08-22-2020, 01:34 PM   #6
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My opinion ANYTHING BUT Goodyear. I've used Carlisle tires for years now and love them!
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Old 08-22-2020, 01:37 PM   #7
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My MPG increased by 4 with the new tires. Love them so far. 2000 miles on them.
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Old 08-22-2020, 02:56 PM   #8
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As a member of FMCA I bought six new Michelin tires for my Class A and saved $106 per tire using the FMCA Advantage Program.
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Old 08-22-2020, 05:07 PM   #9
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My family and I just purchased a 2018 Grey Wolf 26 DBH. The tires are 205/75 14 R and are only 4 ply. I want to put new ones on, as we are getting ready to do some long distance traveling. When I spoke to Discount Tire, they said that the Goodyear Endurance would be the best replacement, and the load rating is C (6 ply). Are there better alternatives? Do they make an 8 or 10 ply for a C load rating? Inquiring minds want to know. Thank you in advance!
I went with Endurance load range E. on our Flagstaff 296FKSS.Not to crazy about Carlisle. Our 2000 Sunline had dry checking after 2.5 years and Sunline replaced them. Our Flagstaff came with off brand tires and the wore out Quickly. We replaced them with Towmax China bombs, and yes one blew up causing $2000 damage tho the trailer. I replaced them with Goodyear endurance "E" rated tires and love them.
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Old 08-22-2020, 08:43 PM   #10
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Good Year Endurance

Good Year Endurance Load Range D
Put them on 2509S Rockwood and traveled 6,000 miles since July 1 and havenít had to add any air yet.
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Old 08-22-2020, 09:02 PM   #11
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I've "researched" tires...until my wife shouted "for crying out loud, just buy tires!!". That said, my conclusion is that the Goodyear Endurance in that size are load range "D" and would be a nice & appropriate upgrade for your trailer IMO. When I recently pulled the trigger to purchase a set (same size) for our trailer, neither Discount Tire nor the local GY dealer could get the Endurance...indicated that it'll be November before they'll ship (...something about an Alabama plant closing, "supply/demand", etc. and etc.). I ended up with a set of Carlisles, also LR "D" -- so far, so good. Incidentally, Discount Tire did a very nice job of installing and "automatically" included high pressure metal valve stems.
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Politics aside, Goodyear Endurance is a good tire.
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Old 08-22-2020, 11:33 PM   #13
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The tire you reference is not load range C, but load range D. I upgraded a few year back. I have been extremely happy with them and put mine through quite a bit. They handle extremely well and, as another poster mentioned, keep a very consistent pressure.

As many will tell you, they are very hard to find in that size right now. I went through this a couple weeks ago. The factory shut down during the height of COVID ordeal. They are trying to catch up. Everyone is saying November is when they will be available. That said, I was able to have my local tire place hunt and hunt and they got me one from another store a few hours away. You just have to be persistent if you need them right now.
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Old 08-23-2020, 12:01 AM   #14
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Welcome to the forum from the Space Coast. Iím running GYE now and so far no issues. If you canít get them I would recommend Maxxis 8008 tires.
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Old 08-23-2020, 12:14 AM   #15
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Welcome to the forum. I would also agree that you can't go wrong with the Goodyear Endurance tire. On a previous Holiday Rambler TT, I replaced the 14" tire with 15" and thanked that RV shop every day that I used that TT. And as you can probably guess, my current TT came with 15" tires.
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Old 08-23-2020, 03:25 AM   #16
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I believe most manufacturers put tires on that are barely rated for the load of an empty trailer. I highly recommend upgrading the load range if you can. I upgraded my tires to load range D with a speed rating of 81 mph. They are made in China. I haven't had a problem yet on any of my 3 trailers. I believe the Goodyears have a speed rating of 88. Even better. Almost all of the blowouts and tread separations I've had have been from tires rated for 65 mph. Light Truck tires are rated for 106 or 112 mph. Go figure
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Count me now as anything but Goodyear do to their recent endorsement of destructive behavior by a certain group.
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Count me now as anything but Goodyear do to their recent endorsement of destructive behavior by a certain group.
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Count me now as anything but Goodyear do to their recent endorsement of destructive behavior by a certain group.
Careful. This could be construed as a "political" statement.
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