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Old 08-10-2016, 02:22 PM   #1
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Seneca Tire Questiom

About to pick up a new to me 2015 Seneca. Would really like to have spare at least the tire. Jayco's website only shows Michelin 28580R22.5". Can someone help me with the load rating or load range so I have enough info to buy a tire? The first trip will unfortunately be cross country.

Also where can I order a steel rim and what else is needed other than R 22.5" and Freightliner 10 lug?

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Old 08-10-2016, 08:08 PM   #2
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Ok, after a bit of research looks like G (110 psi) or H (120) are the options in this Michelin tire size. The tire choices are

G X Line Energy Z
G XZE2
H X Line Energy Z
H XZE

Just need someone close to their 2012 - 2016 Seneca to confirm what tires are shipped from the factory. Thanks ahead.
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Old 08-11-2016, 04:03 AM   #3
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XZE2 load range G - 110 psi on my '14.
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Old 08-11-2016, 07:44 AM   #4
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Thanks Rob. Been to Freightliner and now at Tire shop. Just in case anyone is thinking about getting a full spare it ain't cheap. Steel rim was $100 and tire will be around $550 mounted and balanced. Peace of mind though is priceless that I won't get stranded looking for an RV tire on a Sunday in the middle of nowhere.
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Thanks Rob. Been to Freightliner and now at Tire shop. Just in case anyone is thinking about getting a full spare it ain't cheap. Steel rim was $100 and tire will be around $550 mounted and balanced. Peace of mind though is priceless that I won't get stranded looking for an RV tire on a Sunday in the middle of nowhere.
Be sure to share with us Seneca owners... where you mount the spare.
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Old 08-11-2016, 08:39 AM   #6
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The nice thing about a Seneca, is they use a standard semi tire, which are easy to get anywhere, and any time.

If you have tire distributor in the area, you can often pick one up at a reduced price. If you only want a tire you could save a bundle. The distributor by my house will even provide a tire on a white painted steel rim for you.

Those tires weight a lot, so if you plan to change it yourself, pick it up once before your trip to see if you can handle it. Next you need big tools to change a tire that size.

I would recommend road side assistance.
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Have you figured out how you're going to store the tire? I don't think it will fit in the storage bays on the Seneca.
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Old 08-11-2016, 03:46 PM   #8
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This is how I look at it. I could not change a wheel and tire on the Seneca even if I had a spare. Those wheels are torqued on to 500 # or something. It's etched into the wheel what the requirements are. The front wheels are a different design than the back wheels and they are very heavy. It's a job of Road Service. What you need is your tire size and a cell phone. Call road service to change it like semi drivers do.
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I don't have a mh but I would not go anywhere w/o my road service.

I'm to old for that stuff and those things are heavy. As stated, even the truck drivers don't do it
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I will have roadside assistance as the DW insists on it. I checked with Freightliner this am and although the wheel numbers are different on the rear inside and outside they figured it had to do with the inside rims not being fully polished like the outsides. I'm going to go with the Roadmaster Tilt mount. I found it for $530 on Amazon delivered. Obviously very pricey but my thinking is that without that device there won't be much chance of me changing a tire ever as they are very heavy as others have warned. I'm not worried about getting them positioned even the inside rears. However the 500# lug nut torque requirement might be a challenge. I'm thinking about 3/4" drive socket with extension, breaker bar and cheater to match. Anyone an expert on big rig tire changing care to chime in?

Hold the "you just need to call roadside assistance" opinions. I agree but also want to be prepared to get off the beaten path and be prepared should road side assistance not be a viable option for either tire availability or distance from service provider.
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