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Old 09-09-2015, 07:44 PM   #1
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Jayco Eagle HT 26.5 RLS --- 15 inch tire(s)

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2015 Jayco Eagle HT 26.5 RLS with Rainier ST225/75R/15 tires.

Apparently I cannot go with the Goodyear G614 because the smallest I can find is LT235/85R/16.

Should I consider a different Goodyear or simply go with the Maxxis M8008 that can be purchased from simplytires for $111.99 per tire.

In addition, my current wheels are rated at 80lbs and not 110lbs.

Thanks in advance,
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Old 09-09-2015, 07:47 PM   #2
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I went through this a couple weeks ago.....in the end I upgraded to 16" wheels to get heavy duty tires I'd never have to worry about.
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Old 09-09-2015, 07:48 PM   #3
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Sledgehammer: Did you have any issues moving up to a 16" wheel (clearance under the wheel well)??

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Old 09-09-2015, 07:54 PM   #4
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Not with LT225 75 16 sized tires.....LT235 85 16s are rated a bit more weight wise...but are a bit taller and will be a close fit. I chose LT225 75 16 michelin xps ribs and couldn't be happier.
Everyone has a preferance....but after years of moving heavy equipment around east TN, I wont run any ST tire again....just me again.
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Old 09-09-2015, 08:03 PM   #5
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Do you think you really need a G rated tire? Seems to me that a 10 ply E rated tire would be a huge step up.
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Old 09-09-2015, 08:06 PM   #6
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I reference the Maxxis M8008 and the Goodyear only because I constantly see them mentioned as the "best" replacement tires that are not made in China.

Please advise other options:

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Old 09-10-2015, 01:29 PM   #7
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Good evening.
2015 Jayco Eagle HT 26.5 RLS with Rainier ST225/75R/15 tires.

Apparently I cannot go with the Goodyear G614 because the smallest I can find is LT235/85R/16.

Should I consider a different Goodyear or simply go with the Maxxis M8008 that can be purchased from simplytires for $111.99 per tire.

In addition, my current wheels are rated at 80lbs and not 110lbs.

Thanks in advance,
With a GVW < 10k, you really don't even need E-rated tires, IMO. Personally, I'd go with the Maxxis, even D-rated, but E's if you really want some overkill. You're talking 12k+ in tire capacity with E's, 2k+ over the trailer's GVW. The '16 Eagle HT's are being offered with 16" Maxxis, for about $700. Another, slightly cheaper option in 15", are the Carlisle RH tires. They actually have an N speed rating of 87 mph, so I figure if I never bust 65, they should be plenty robust enough for me. :-) I'm in my 3rd year with them on my current FW and they still look and run well. I'm over-tired, being placarded for D's, but mine are E's and I usually run them at 80 since I tend to run heavy.

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Old 09-11-2015, 12:28 PM   #8
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Get the Maxxis. I've had them in that size on my trailer for five seasons, over 15000 miles, without any issues at all. They're getting kinda worn and are age-ing out (altho no sign of drying out, cracking, etc) so I'll probably replace them before next season. I've always run 65 psi in them (check Maxxis web site for a weight vs pressure chart). Your trailer is about the same weight as mine. They'll do just fine, no reason to mess with bigger wheels, etc.
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Old 09-11-2015, 01:21 PM   #9
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Thanks everyone for the input. I do want to stay with a 15" tire, and Discount Tire in my town can get either the Maxxix M8008 or the Carlisle RH. The price difference is approximately $40.00 per tire.

I believe I will have them order the Maxxis.

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I think you are Maxxis a good choice for your GVW. Heavier 5vers are best with LT's IMHO.
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