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jbemsc1

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Posted: 04/12/20 05:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Does anyone one know if a light truck tire is recommended instead of the tires that come from the factory. I have been told that I should consider a light truck tire.

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Welcome to the forum!

Yes LT tires are an option. There are also better ST tire options available, than the ones from earlier years. There are many tire threads on this forum, lots of opinions/experiences. It would help to know what tire size, and exact FW size/weight that you are wanting tires for.

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Personaly, I found MT tires and wheels for almost the same money as buying tires alone. My tire wheel combo is good for 6005 pounds each. I have had this setup going on 4 years on my very heavy 40' fifth wheel, they have been flawless.


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Yes, however, it depends on the weight rating of the tire. Include the tire size of your current trailer tire and you will get more specific info.


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Welcome! If your 5er came with Load Range D tires and you stay with trailer tires, move up a Load Range to Es at least IMO. Weight ratings are the key. And mark your electronic calendar to replace them all in five years.


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An E rated LT truck tire is rated for 3042 lbs. Times 4 they'll hold 12,168 lbs. Figuring around 2,000 lbs on the hitch you can have a total 5th wheel trailer weight around 14,000 lbs. So, if that's your trailer you can run E rated LT truck tires like Michelins. Otherwise get a higher load rating or try Good Year Endurance trailer tires. Most of all stay away from any tire made in China due to the dubious quality of their tires.

My first 5th wheel was a dual axle and rated at 14,500 gross pounds. I ran Michelin truck tires on it without incident. My current trailer is triple axle which is perfect for a truck tire as it only carries 2600 lbs on each tire at it's gross weight of 19,000 lbs. I've been running Michelin XPS Ribs commercial truck tires on it for 6 years without incident. I'm getting new tires soon.


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jbemsc1 wrote:

Does anyone one know if a light truck tire is recommended instead of the tires that come from the factory. I have been told that I should consider a light truck tire.


FIRST thing what size and load range tires are you running and second thing what weight are on all 4 tires??????

So until you answer these questions all you are going to hear is "BLA BLA BLA".


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

jbemsc1 wrote:

Does anyone one know if a light truck tire is recommended instead of the tires that come from the factory. I have been told that I should consider a light truck tire.


FIRST thing what size and load range tires are you running and second thing what weight are on all 4 tires??????

So until you answer these questions all you are going to hear is "BLA BLA BLA".



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I have used Michelin XPS Ribs LT tires on my 2007 5er almost since new. And they are great. Have never even had a low tire. And the ride is better than the original ST tires I replaced. But you do need to be aware of the weights. As mentioned above, the LTs I have are rated for 3,042 lbs. But that works great for me as my total weight is about 12,500 lbs of which about 2,500 is on the pin.

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Wont run anything but LTs. Bridgestone Duravis R250. I dont get caught up in all the capacity numbers like some of the propeller heads in here. Simply holding a good LT tire in one hand and a shitty ST in the other tells the story. No comparison...


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