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Old 12-09-2011, 01:02 PM   #1
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Designer / Pinnacle Tire Upgrade

I am a little concerned with the "E" Rated Chinese Goodyear Marathons that came on our Jayco Pinnacle 5th Wheel.
We are going to travel from Florida to California and back to Florida in early 2012.
Has anybody upgraded their Designer/Pinnacle to a better tire and/or to "G" Rated tires?
If so what tire did you upgrade to?
Looking for any input, comments or suggestions as we want to have safe and troublefree travels in 2012.
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Old 12-09-2011, 01:52 PM   #2
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I upgraded my current trailer from E rated tires to the GY G rated tires almost 2 yrs ago. You need to make sure that the rims are rated for 110 pounds and the size of the wheel is ok for the G tire. Should give you a nice safety margin. Expensive but peace of mind is priceless.
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Old 12-09-2011, 04:39 PM   #3
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I will be changing my OEM E rated tires to G614's probably in the spring. My dealer told me the wheels are 110psi rated, but I will be verifying this myself before I make the change. As was said above, "expensive", but that is OK with me in this case.
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Old 12-09-2011, 08:58 PM   #4
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I checked the wheel mfg website and it says the wheels are 110 PSI Rated so it looks like I will be ok going to the "G" Rated Tires
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Old 12-10-2011, 05:00 PM   #5
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I am a little concerned with the "E" Rated Chinese Goodyear Marathons that came on our Jayco Pinnacle 5th Wheel.
We are going to travel from Florida to California and back to Florida in early 2012.
Has anybody upgraded their Designer/Pinnacle to a better tire and/or to "G" Rated tires?
If so what tire did you upgrade to?
Looking for any input, comments or suggestions as we want to have safe and troublefree travels in 2012.
It is very common for an RV manufacturer to put on tires that are rated for the EMPTY weight of the RV. We had problem and had a blow out and replaced tire with next up rated tire. If I had known in advance, I would have insisted dealer replace tires before I purchased (don't have that RV now)!
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Old 12-10-2011, 05:09 PM   #6
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I checked the wheel mfg website and it says the wheels are 110 PSI Rated so it looks like I will be ok going to the "G" Rated Tires
If you are going to 110 psi make darn sure you have metal valve stems.
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Old 12-10-2011, 06:28 PM   #7
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If you are going to 110 psi make darn sure you have metal valve stems.
Metal valve stems are a good idea, no matter the pressure.
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another option is to replace the wheels and tires with 215 /75 /17.5 wheels i did this after loosing 2 of the marathons on my 2010 designer in 5000 mi.
tires are load range H I think 4800 lb. cap. and total cost mounted and balanced delivered to me 1800.00 dollars
outside dia. is the same as marathons .Max psi. 125 and provides a 30% safety factor much like the truck.
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The DW wants to know if the wheels are as pretty as the stock Designer wheels. Seriously.
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Old 12-11-2011, 06:13 PM   #10
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The DW wants to know if the wheels are as pretty as the stock Designer wheels. Seriously.
ROFL, Sounds like my wife!!!!
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