Originally Posted by tanman16
I have a Whitehawk 26DSRB . Has anyone tried D load range tires? What about Carlisle HD tires or light truck Tires?
From your question, I am guessing you have lr c's on your WH right now? Just check the rim to make sure it will handle the max pressure of 65lbs for a lr d tire. It may be stamped on the back side of the rim somewhere, or possibly "inside" requiring the tire to be removed. Worst case email Jayco with your tt vin and rim type to ask.
Do you have 15" or 16" rims/tires? I would believe a 15" for a 26 DSRB, but not sure. The hard part is finding a 15" LT tire, and then finding one with the correct weighty rating. And you also need to check for proper clearance if you go to a larger tire, rim size and/or overall diameter.
The Carlisle HD model just recently came out this past spring. BUT a lot of people have had some great experiences with the Radial Trail RH model the last 4yrs or so. The HD is supposed to have a slightly lower rolling resistance, new tread pattern for water channeling, similar speed rating, and I can't recall if there was anything else. I had posted about the new tire they were releasing earlier in this thread after talking to a gentleman at Carlisle last fall. I have had two sets of Carlisles in 4yrs ('11-'15). Put a set on our first tt (pre RH), then when we sold it the new to us used tt needed tires so bought a set for that (RH's). I was very happy with them which is why I plan on going with the Carlisles again, either the RH or the new HD model for our 32 that we bought last July. As skeptical as I am on the factory tires, they seem to be doing ok.... Knock on wood!!! Most stops I check the tires with a laser thermometer and they range between 110*-120*. But do plan on replacing the factory tires before they are to old!
Going up a the next lr tire can't hurt, giving a little more reserve capacity. Also make sure you get newer tires, not some old ones that have been laying around a warehouse!!! Though the new Carlisle HD model is still fairly new, so probably no major concern there, but can't hurt to double check.