Originally Posted by 2edgesword
Look forward hearing the response from Goodyear.
Goodyear Consumer Relations just responded to my query:
Sent by: Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Consumer Relations 728 1144 East
Market Street Akron, OH 44316 Voice #: 800.321.2136 Fax #:
Thank you for contacting our website.
The P265/70R17 Goodyear tire that came original on your 2011 Ram 1500 is
either the Wrangler SR-A, or the Wrangler HP. Both of these tires would be
suitable for towing, when towing we recommend inflating the tires to the
max inflation. The air pressure indicated on the sidewall of each tire is
the max inflation pressure.
Daniel T. Gibbs
My truck is equipped with the Wrangler SR_A tires, and I do make sure to inflate them to the maximum pressure (44 pounds) when towing. With my previous truck, the 2500 Ram CTD, the rear tire pressures maxed at 80 pounds, so I've been somewhat concerned about the lower pressure tires I have on my truck.
I know I'm not even getting close to their rated weight load (2535 pounds each). My truck weighs right at 5500 pounds with me in it and full of gas. When towing the trailer my total payload (minus the 150# allowed for the driver) is no more than 300 pounds, since I load most everything in the trailer.
Add to that a tongue weight of about 900 pounds, I'm well below the maximum payload for my truck of 1529 pounds. My TT is more than 20% under the maximum towing weight.
Even though I'm sure that using "LT" rated tires instead of the "P" rated tires I have would offer a more stable ride, I feel confident that my tires are completely adequate for my towing needs.