Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-23-2016, 06:29 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Dustdevil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Orange County
Posts: 605
I would always use at least 8 ply on a TV. A friend destroyed some 4 ply tires on his Suburban, while merely towing a boat. CHP officer advised him he's lucky he didn't roll the thing over, as that usually happens, and 8 ply is minimal for any significant towing.

Having said that, my choice when I towed the trailer was always BFG A/T KO 8 ply. High temp rating, and plenty of toughness. Secondarily, if you can find Cooper STMaxx as an all terrain choice, those are probably just as good, as are the Toyo Open Country. Don't know if all are available in 8 ply, however.
__________________

__________________
2006 Jayco Seneca 34SS
2006 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Toad
Dustdevil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2016, 09:27 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Cleveland
Posts: 1,435
I am having Michelin Defenders with load range E installed this week. Moving away from passenger tires on my F150. Traded emails with Michelin and they gave me carrying capacities at various PSI so that I can adjust them between towing and not towing for a better more controlled ride.
__________________

__________________
2013 Jayco JayFlight 26RKS
2013 Ford F150 Ecoboost FX4

2003 Coleman Bayside / 2011 Jayco Jayfeather X20E -- RIP
2012 Tacoma Sport DCSB / 2013 Tundra SR5 - RIP
Heady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2016, 11:12 PM   #13
Junior Member
 
nolimits76's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Tulsa
Posts: 21
I ran some Toyo Open Country AT's a few years back on a Chevy 1500 I owned. Pricey tires, but I had a buddy that worked at the tire dealer and got a really good deal. I really liked the tires, but they wore very fast (25k miles +/- as I recall). For me, they weren't worth the premium price they typically demand and not something I'd go for again.

This is the first set of BFG's I've ran in a really long time. Last time was a Corvette and that was many moons ago. A different type of tire altogether and the experience was just so-so at the time, although the tire demanded a premium dollar. Based on that I was a little leery to dump the cash on BFG's but the reviews on the KO2's really are great. Lots of guys getting 60-80k on a set. Plus as I already mentioned, it was the look I wanted and gave me traction for a variety of obstacles.

Here are a few pics of them on my truck:





__________________
2010 Jayco 26BH
2014 Ram 1500 CC Sport 4x4
nolimits76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2016, 07:38 AM   #14
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Grand Bend
Posts: 48
Have Michelin MS. 2s LT. On the Tundra great summer tire perhaps a little over kill being 10 ply on a heavy half ton but very tough tires. Terrible in snow though.
hoss10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2016, 08:04 AM   #15
Senior Member
 
TWP723's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Abingdon
Posts: 3,601
I have Michelin A/T 2's on my truck and I love them. Got me through last winter with 3 ft of snow. That being said, my last truck (05 F150) had Goodyears on it. I put a total of 224,000 miles on the truck. It only had tires 3 times. Same Goodyears. I was honestly getting about 75,000 miles per set. When my service dept asked what tires I wanted to put back on it, I said "What do you think?"
__________________
2013 Jayco Eagle 328 RLTS
2013 Ford F350 6.7L 4x4 CCLB
W/Air Lift air bags (front & rear)
Equal-I-Zerô WDH
Me, Momma and Charles (RIP buddy)
And introducing Sofie!! ;)
TWP723 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2016, 08:54 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Thunder Bay
Posts: 117
I use Goodyear Duratrac. LT 265 70R17 on my Ram 1500. They are E rated...best tire I have ever owned


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Coldfusion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2016, 08:31 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: San Antonio
Posts: 104
Quote:
Originally Posted by nolimits76 View Post
I ran some Toyo Open Country AT's a few years back on a Chevy 1500 I owned. Pricey tires, but I had a buddy that worked at the tire dealer and got a really good deal. I really liked the tires, but they wore very fast (25k miles +/- as I recall). For me, they weren't worth the premium price they typically demand and not something I'd go for again.



This is the first set of BFG's I've ran in a really long time. Last time was a Corvette and that was many moons ago. A different type of tire altogether and the experience was just so-so at the time, although the tire demanded a premium dollar. Based on that I was a little leery to dump the cash on BFG's but the reviews on the KO2's really are great. Lots of guys getting 60-80k on a set. Plus as I already mentioned, it was the look I wanted and gave me traction for a variety of obstacles.



Here are a few pics of them on my truck:












Damn, I like those tires! Someone talk me into buying them! If a deflate them then I'm sure they'll perform fairly well on sand huh? Better than a highway tire.
__________________

Spur 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 10:47 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.