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Old 04-14-2016, 12:48 PM   #31
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Spoke to the local Rv service place. He's been in business there over 30 years servicing camper, trailers, RV's etc. They used to sell them but now only services them. Anyway, he told me that no hitch will do me any justice without upgrading my tires. He said my tires are load C and I would get a much better tow and ride with load D. Told me to keep the hitch I have and invest in new tires. Now another wrench has been thrown in to my situation.......ha ha ha We thought our tires were a very great tire and expensive.

Just don't make the same mistake I did. Upgraded my tires to try to make towing with our Expedition (1/2 ton) work and be safe only to sell it a couple months later with brand new $1000 tires on it to get an Excursion (3/4 ton.)...facepalm..



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Sales guys should be arrested for putting her in a dangerous situation like that. Was it a private sale?? If it was a dealer publish it please.
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Old 04-21-2016, 04:46 PM   #33
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Spoke to the local Rv service place. He's been in business there over 30 years servicing camper, trailers, RV's etc. They used to sell them but now only services them. Anyway, he told me that no hitch will do me any justice without upgrading my tires. He said my tires are load C and I would get a much better tow and ride with load D. Told me to keep the hitch I have and invest in new tires. Now another wrench has been thrown in to my situation.......ha ha ha We thought our tires were a very great tire and expensive.

Luke,

If you need a more stout (higher LR) tire for towing, with the trailer hooked up you would feel the back of the truck "wiggling" so to speak side to side. Almost as if a person on each side of the vehicle back by the rear while "working together" is pushing the tv side to side. Do you feel anything like this?

When we had our '10 Chevy Silverado CCSB 4x4, towing at that time our ~7200lb tt (about 920lb tw), we had that issue with the factory p rated tires. I bought a set of Cooper A/T3's LR C, and the new tires completely solved the issue.

When towing, what air pressure do you run the tv tires at, front and rear? If not at the max pressure stated on the sidewall (probably 50psi), try running the tires at 50psi. The front may not need to be aired to max pressure, but probably at least 40psi.
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Old 04-22-2016, 09:46 PM   #34
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Luke,

If you need a more stout (higher LR) tire for towing, with the trailer hooked up you would feel the back of the truck "wiggling" so to speak side to side. Almost as if a person on each side of the vehicle back by the rear while "working together" is pushing the tv side to side. Do you feel anything like this?

When we had our '10 Chevy Silverado CCSB 4x4, towing at that time our ~7200lb tt (about 920lb tw), we had that issue with the factory p rated tires. I bought a set of Cooper A/T3's LR C, and the new tires completely solved the issue.

When towing, what air pressure do you run the tv tires at, front and rear? If not at the max pressure stated on the sidewall (probably 50psi), try running the tires at 50psi. The front may not need to be aired to max pressure, but probably at least 40psi.
I do not notice what you described. I get the front tires floating feeling though. Today towing home I got a lot of bouncing on my front end of the tundra. Maybe I didn't load the weight correct this time. I kind of had things all over the place in the TT. The tires were at 45psi
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Sales guys should be arrested for putting her in a dangerous situation like that. Was it a private sale?? If it was a dealer publish it please.
It was Longview RV in Connecticut.
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