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Old 05-27-2014, 05:52 AM   #11
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Be frugal somewhere, not on tires.
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Old 05-27-2014, 08:08 AM   #12
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Be frugal somewhere, not on tires.
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I too would get "D" tires.

The factory gets away with C because not all the weight is supported by the tires, ~10%-15% is supported on the tongue---either by the jack when unhitched or the TV when hitched.
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Old 05-27-2014, 04:14 PM   #14
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Getting "D" tires will not increase your load capacity. That's still limited by the axle ratings. What "D" tires do for you is decrease your potential for heat related tire failures.
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Old 05-27-2014, 10:21 PM   #15
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Getting "D" tires will not increase your load capacity. That's still limited by the axle ratings. What "D" tires do for you is decrease your potential for heat related tire failures.
Good advice DocBrown. You sound like a boat owner. Are you?
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Old 05-28-2014, 07:33 AM   #16
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The tires on our 2012 197 weren't radial. They were toast. I put radials on, but still plan to replace often. As stated above, cheap out somewhere else.

Last summer, on our way to Whitehorse, we nearly suffered from another poor fellow's tire troubles. A nice big gravel truck was coming at us full tilt, and I was watching it. Good thing, because I noticed the right front side start to "grow"! Out comes a steering tire and across the highway towards us. I was lucky enough to avoid the tire and the poor gravel truck driver herded the truck to a stop on the shoulder.

When I got stopped, I looked back, the fellow was out of the truck. I can only imagine the conversation on his cell phone...... "Hello, Ernie? Who the (bleep) put those (bleep)steering tires on my (bleep) truck?....... "Well, one came off and nearly creamed some poor dolt pulling a little camper!" Oh boy!!!!
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