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Old 08-14-2017, 08:12 AM   #1
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Anyone know if 16in rims will fit ok on a 2011 Eagle SL 31.5?

Hi All,

I am the proud 2nd owner of a seemingly well maintained 2011 Eagle Superlite 31.5 FBHS. The original tires are still on it as the 1st owner only pulled it to and from the seasonal camp ground a few times.

I have read a lot about the China Bombs and do not want to go down that road if possible. Has anyone done the upgrade to 16inch rims and LT tires on the Eagle Superlite? If so, I would like to know how that has worked out so far.

I will be taking this on a long road trip and really want to avoid any tire issues and have the option to drive 75mph across the ever boring and flat freeway of South Dakota.

Thinking it might also help level the trailer as my 2016 Ram sits pretty high in the back.

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Dan
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Old 08-14-2017, 09:24 AM   #2
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Alright, figured out from some older threads and looking at my setup that it looks like this is a non-issue and that 16inch wheels were an option on the 2011's.

Thats said, looks like walmart.com has some good pricing on LT tires. Is it fair to assume that any LT tire with a load range index of 120 or so, Which I believe is around 3000lbs capacity, would be a good option? Or is there something besides the load range I should be considering? My trailer is 11,700 GVWR.

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Old 08-14-2017, 09:30 AM   #3
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Before I went to Walmart for tires I would look at the new Goodyear Endurance tires which are made in the USA. I just bought some load range E which is rated at 2800# per tire at 80 psi, they were $110 each at Discount Tire.
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Thanks! I will check that site out.
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Old 08-14-2017, 10:02 AM   #5
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Looks like those are ST tires. I am looking to move to an LT tire for cooler temps and the option to drive at 75mph a little more often.
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I think the The GY endurance are N speed rated, 87mph


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Old 08-15-2017, 05:58 AM   #7
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Get the Endurance tires. They are rated for 87mph and are made in the US. I have them on mine. If concerned about the tires then get a TPMS. I also have one of those and it is wonderful to be able to see temps and pressures while driving.
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Old 08-15-2017, 01:42 PM   #8
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I have a 2011 31.5 RLTS that came thru with 16" rims. If you have 6 lug rims, I'm sure that they will work fine. I upgraded to E grade tires (80 psi) last tires I bought and have been well satisfied. I like saving money as well as anyone but tires is not on that list of saving. When you blow one and cause you structural damage as I have, saving on tires is way down the list. TPS monitors are mandatory to me. The Endurance tires weren't out when I last bought tires but will most likely be my next tire.
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Old 08-15-2017, 08:54 PM   #9
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Thanks for the info! Yeah I believe that was an upgrade option that started that year. What size tire do you have on the 16inch rim?

I was hoping I could have enough room for 235/80/16 Sailun tires.
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Before I went to Walmart for tires I would look at the new Goodyear Endurance tires which are made in the USA. I just bought some load range E which is rated at 2800# per tire at 80 psi, they were $110 each at Discount Tire.
My cousin is a boss over the tire/auto repair dept. of a Walmart & He says they are not allowed to mount any tire for a RV. He didnt say if local policy or national but he also said if you brought in 4 rims in the pu bed he would sell me a set of tires .
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