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  1. wmtire
    02-18-2014 09:44 AM
    wmtire
    D- rated tires have mostly went away, where there is an E rated option. This goes back to some OE problems where D rated tires were specified for some vehicles and they were actually too light for the vehicles. The vehicles had their tires replaced with E-rated tires, and the tire manufacturers kinda followed suit and did away with a lot of D-rated offerings in a lot of tire lines.
  2. JoeMazz
    02-17-2014 07:58 PM
    JoeMazz
    Makes sense. So It's OK to replace only the rear and keep the P's on the front, but the front tires will wear faster than they would if I rotated normally. Thanks for your help...
  3. wmtire
    02-17-2014 07:49 PM
    wmtire
    You could, but probably won't recognize any benefit of rotating. You usually go thru three pairs of front tires for every pair of rear tires without rotating.....unless always having a heavy load on the rear tires.

    The front tires are what turns for steering, and thus get the most wear on the inside and outside corners. The rears just roll mostly. If you don't rotate front to back, you will wear the corners off your front tires at about a 3 to 1 ratio as to wearing out your rear tires. The rotations is what makes them all wear out fairly equal and at the same time.
  4. wmtire
    02-17-2014 07:35 PM
    wmtire
    Howdy Joe. What you have encountered is old information. Yes, awhile back a P=rated tired didn't carry near what the newer one are capable of. As tires have become larger (more air volume and larger sidewalls), they are also capable of carrying more weight. You may (and probably did) see that they may not be as much difference in weight carrying capacity between a P-rated tire now and an LT tire as there used to be.

    However, the P-rated tires may have more flex, especially when carrying loads. This flexing could lead to stability issues when pulling your trailer.............whereas the LT rated tires, will not flex as much.....thus better stability under heavy load....which would be an advantage of going to the LT tires.

    Clear as mud now?

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    Orlando
    State/Province
    Florida
    RV Brand
    Jayco Precept 35UP
    RV Year and Model
    2015
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    Male
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    2015 Jayco Precept 35UP

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