I'm in the market for new TV tires.
I drive a '13 Ford F-150 FX4 Eco with max tow pkg.(1100/11000). The truck came stock with Pirelli Scorpion ATRs (P275/55R20). I am not changing the rims. I tow a Jayflight X213 (5500 GVW). I don't load the trailer to capacity so I am def under the 5500. I do use an Equalizer WDH (1000/10,000). The truck is my daily driver and I only tow the trailer about 6-8 X's per season. The trips average less than 1,000 miles each, round trip.
The Pirellis seemed to do okay but they are running out of life. I have 45,000 miles on them and I can feel the tires just aren't what they should be. Last trip I noticed they seemed to have the slightest hint of flex but still felt the same when driving.
I have been looking at different tires and am narrowing my choices. I have a great offer on a set of Michelin Defenders LTX M/S (P275/55R20). The price is $725.00 + tax mounted, balanced, 4 wheel alignment and road hazard warranty.
I am also looking at a deal offered on a set of Goodyear SRA LRE (265/60R20) light truck tires. That price is 850+ tax. mounted and balanced but no alignment.
I am leaning toward the Michelins because I don't believe 6-8 times a season is a lot of towing and the trailer is not that heavy. I think I'll appreciate the better ride on the P rated Michelins for the bulk of my driving over the rougher ride of the LT tires. I'm also not a huge fan of Goodyears.
$ is also a factor as I don't have an unlimited supply. That is why I have narrowed it down to pretty much these two tires. These two deals seem to be the best I could find.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.