Tire question for BAJA series...
Hi all - well, although the 2006 10Y's original tires (235/75/15, or 29/9.5/15) show almost no tread wear they're 8 (going on 9) years old and I'm going to replace them for fear of dry rot (and possibly blowing a side at highway speed).
The Dunlop is an interesting tire - looks cool on the Baja series - but it's basically a light-duty truck tire with a max weight rating of 1990lbs. My per-tire max axle load limit for the 10Y is 1860lbs. So, that works despite it having what I imagine is fairly poor rolling resistance characteristics.
QUESTION 1: I'd *like* to go to a Goodyear Wrangler replacement as it keeps the look, the price is right ($82) and the load max is 2028lbs. BUT it is a "P"assenger tire for trucks and SUVs, not an "LT" or trailer-specific tire. I know that trailer tires are typically heavier construction to handle much heavier weights at higher pressures, but in this case the weight rating appears to work fine, so are there other tradeoffs I am not realizing??
QUESTION 2: Jayco is apparently comfortable putting the Dunlop on as OEM equipment, so is max weight capacity really the only number to look at when purchasing tires??
QUESTION 3: Would anyone have a suggestion as to what I might also look into? The look is important, but I also value rolling resistance too (something tells me these might be at odds haha)...
Thanks in advance.