Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-25-2016, 05:28 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Mid-Mi
Posts: 1,457
Welcome and congrats on the rig!!!

The 205 vs 225 sizing there is actually about a 1" difference so make sure you have the room. Do you have C rated tires now?

Carlisle 15" tires are speed rated to 81mph from what I was told by a gentleman there. Was 87mph, but they changed it due to a government tarif on tires with certain sizes and ratings. Carlisle also has a new tire out that Discount has already from what others have posted.

And as you know get a spare and jack/tools setup to change out if needed when traveling.

Not sure I would order the tires unless guaranteed they are within 6 months of their born on date.

Check the bearings also. May need to repack them.

Also check all the seals on the roof and any in the walls.

Good luck!!
__________________

__________________
Bubba J- '13 Chevy Silverado 2500HD LT CCSB 4x4 6.0

'16 Jay Flight 32 BHDS ELITE 32 BHDS MODS Reese DC HP

WDH SET UP. HOW A WDH WORKS. CAT SCALE HOW TO.
need-a-vacation is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2016, 11:32 PM   #12
Junior Member
 
nolimits76's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Tulsa
Posts: 21
Okay, did some checking this evening and found out the following:

- Tire manufacturer = Goodyear
- Tire size = 205/75/15
- Tire load rating = C
- Tire PSI = 50
- Tire date = either 3|08 or 3108, hard to tell (if the latter I assume 31st week of 2008)
- Wheel manufacturer = Dexstar
- Wheel load rating = 1820# (load C) per the sticker
- GVWR = 7,500#

Doing the math the tires are rated for 7,280# total. Although GVWR is 7,500#, this sounds about right when you factor in the tongue weight. So maybe load C is correct, but I like the idea of going up a step to load D tires.

I guess my question is that since the rims/wheels are only rated for 1820# (load C) can I do this safely?
__________________

__________________
2010 Jayco 26BH
2014 Ram 1500 CC Sport 4x4
nolimits76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2016, 04:06 AM   #13
Site Team
 
norty1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 12,056
Quote:
Originally Posted by nolimits76 View Post
Okay, did some checking this evening and found out the following:

- Tire manufacturer = Goodyear
- Tire size = 205/75/15
- Tire load rating = C
- Tire PSI = 50
- Tire date = either 3|08 or 3108, hard to tell (if the latter I assume 31st week of 2008)
- Wheel manufacturer = Dexstar
- Wheel load rating = 1820# (load C) per the sticker
- GVWR = 7,500#

Doing the math the tires are rated for 7,280# total. Although GVWR is 7,500#, this sounds about right when you factor in the tongue weight. So maybe load C is correct, but I like the idea of going up a step to load D tires.

I guess my question is that since the rims/wheels are only rated for 1820# (load C) can I do this safely?
If you go up a load range to a D, 65psi you will have to get new rims assuming that the rims are only rated for a C tire. Still a good idea IMO.
__________________
Moderator
2011 351RLTS Eagle, Mor/Ryde suspension & pin box
06 F350 Lariat PSD, SRW, LB, CC, EGR delete kit, 16K DrawTite hitch, Timbrens, TST TPMS

Can't find what you're looking on JOF? Try:Jayco Owners Forum Custom Google Search
"It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled." - Mark Twain
norty1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2016, 07:40 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
RVhiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,253
In case you do want to buy higher rated new wheels, here's a link to a Dexstar Wheel catalog (clicky). Looking for a wheel with an 1820 pound capacity in the catalog, it looks like your wheels may be model 017-347-xx (check the sticker on your rims). They have what looks like to be a matching wheel, 017-345-xx with a load capacity of 2150 pounds at 80 PSI.

I've bought wheels from etrailer.com with good results.
__________________
There's lots of advice and information in forums... sometimes it is correct. For example, all of my posts are made by a political appointee who got the job as a reward for contributions to my diesel bill.

2011 Jayco 28.5RLS; 2008 Chevy Duramax; Pullrite Superglide Hitch

RVhiker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2016, 04:39 PM   #15
Junior Member
 
nolimits76's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Tulsa
Posts: 21
New Trailer Tires

Thank you for the additional info this is very helpful. From a money stand point I'd like to use the same rims if possible.

Actually mine are 17-143. Attached is a picture. The sticker says 1820 but the Dexstar catalog states 2150@80psi. I'm guessing that is max load and psi and that I should be okay with D tires (2150@65psi).




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
2010 Jayco 26BH
2014 Ram 1500 CC Sport 4x4
nolimits76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2016, 05:24 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
RVhiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,253
I had a similar confusion regarding the wheels on my trailer, and I called Dexstar to confirm for sure what the wheel ratings are; the company was straightforward and easy to deal with. Since your wheels were made in 2009, Dexstar may have changed the design since yours were built. Maybe the new ones in that model are 80 PSI but the older ones were not. So you might want to contact Dexstar, too, just to make sure.
__________________
There's lots of advice and information in forums... sometimes it is correct. For example, all of my posts are made by a political appointee who got the job as a reward for contributions to my diesel bill.

2011 Jayco 28.5RLS; 2008 Chevy Duramax; Pullrite Superglide Hitch

RVhiker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2016, 07:16 PM   #17
Site Team
 
Crabman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Virginia`s Eastern Shore
Posts: 14,654
My Dextar wheels were good to 80lbs psi so upgrading a load range tire which required 65psi was not an issue.
__________________
2017 Coachmen Catalina 283RKS
2004 Chevy 2500 HD CC 6.0l
2010 Jayflight 28BHS (sold)
Crabman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2016, 10:41 AM   #18
Junior Member
 
nolimits76's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Tulsa
Posts: 21
For those that may be following or searching in the future I wanted to provide an update on this situation.

I contacted Dexstar to confirm the max loading. Design has not changed but in 2009 the wheel was only rated/tested for 1900lbs @ 65psi. Later (no date provided) Dexstar received testing for the higher 2150 @ 80psi rating.

So while my wheel (in 2009) was not rated for the bigger load, Dexstar has confirmed the wheel can withstand the load and it is safe to do so.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________

__________________
2010 Jayco 26BH
2014 Ram 1500 CC Sport 4x4
nolimits76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.