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Nomad

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Posted: 01/17/20 10:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What are considered the best tire for 5th wheels today
Have a Cedar Creek weighing 11,700 wet and it is time for a change

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The well known brand name tires with the ST designation should serve you well. Stay away from the cheap brands offered on line, these 'China bombs' will cost you a lot of money and grief. Also make sure the manufacturing date is current, some 'new' tires peddled at a discount will be old stock.

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BEST is always a figure of speech, OR personal opinion...

MOST talked about here lately are:

Goodyear G614 (16") --- Goodyear G114 (17.5")
and the BIGGEST talker - Saliun.. that tire seems to have a TON of traction in the market now with great results


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Do you have 80 psi wheels or 110 psi wheels? The G614 and Sailun are 110 psi tires.

If by wet you mean loaded for travel then the Michelin XPS Ribs are great tires for lighter weight trailers. For that weight you should have something in the range of 9,000 lbs on the tires. The Goodyear Endurance ST is a relatively new tire that seems to get good reviews. I believe it is an 80 psi tire.

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Any tire from China is junk, no other way to describe them. I put Michelin LT truck tires on my first 5th wheel and later on my current toy hauler (XPS Ribs). No tire problems in 8 years. No need to put 110 psi tires on your trailer as it doesn't weigh enuf to justify the higher pressure. Get quality, non-Chinese tires and you'll do fine.


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We were very happy with Michelin and Goodyear on our fifth wheel and current motor home. They came as a result of a blowout on our fiver with a nearly new China bomb.


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G rated tires! take your pick on which one, it's the load range that will help you. I can't believe I didn't change over years ago!

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My 2008 Hitchhiker II at 12,000 lbs wet is about the same weight as yours. For the first six years I used LT load range E tires with a good reputation and still had blowouts. For the past six years I have used Carlisle ST load-range F tires and have no problem of any kind with them. (These were all replaced with new ones last year.)

One bit of evidence is not proof, of course, but I'm going to continue using one load-range higher than what is required.

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What size tires are currently on the rig, how many miles a year do you plan to put on them, what are the axles rated at? By 11,700 wet, is that the gross weight of the trailer? Before downgrading, my prior FW TH was 18k gross but because we were only weekend warriors traveling short distances, I could not justify going to a G rated or LT tire. Went with Maxxis at the time. No problems what-so-ever. Currently looking at GY Endurance for my smaller, lighter TT. Just my opinion.


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We run LT’s on our 12,500# 5er no issues.


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