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Old 07-18-2015, 07:26 AM   #11
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Yes the 17.5" upgrade isn't cheap. I went with the High Spec aluminum rims (130 psi rated) with the Goodyear G114 tires (rated for 4850 lbs). Ordered from Trailer Tire and Wheel.com. Service was great. It is a straight forward bolt on modification with no downside, other than the cost. Clearance should not be an issue as the size difference between your stock 16" tires and the 17.5" is minimal. As a bonus the G114's are also a 75 mph rated tire. You will be impressed at how much tire the G114 is when you look at one up close.

For added peace of mind many rv'ers have also installed a tire pressure monitoring system on their units as well.
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Old 07-18-2015, 07:40 AM   #12
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I put G614's on my rig after bad results with E rated Marathons. I also have a TST monitoring system.

My rims were rated for 110psi. If not, I would have likely bought the 17.5 upgrade.

I am completely satisfied with the G614's.
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Old 07-18-2015, 08:34 AM   #13
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Check your rim rating and select the Maxxis M8008 tire that meets that max psi rating. Before you take my word on this do a search for problems/issues with Maxxis tires. If you find one post it here.
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Old 07-18-2015, 10:23 AM   #14
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I put G614's on my rig after bad results with E rated Marathons. I also have a TST monitoring system.

My rims were rated for 110psi. If not, I would have likely bought the 17.5 upgrade.

I am completely satisfied with the G614's.

That's what started me down the 17.5" path. If my rims had been rated for 110psi I would have just gone with the G614's. Unfortunately mine weren't and if I had to replace rims they might as well be good ones.
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Old 07-18-2015, 10:44 AM   #15
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Thanks for all of your comments. My dealer contacted Jayco yesterday and they authorized him to replace the two Towmax tires that are bad at no cost to me. So, we will go on our weekend camping trip next week but then I am going to contact Trailers Tires and Wheels to look into 17.5" upgrade. Thanks to cariboocreek for bringing this to my attention. It looks like a lot of money but the peace of mind will be worth it.
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Thanks for all of your comments. My dealer contacted Jayco yesterday and they authorized him to replace the two Towmax tires that are bad at no cost to me. So, we will go on our weekend camping trip next week but then I am going to contact Trailers Tires and Wheels to look into 17.5" upgrade. Thanks to cariboocreek for bringing this to my attention. It looks like a lot of money but the peace of mind will be worth it.
It looks like your in Manitoba. Just an FYI that the exchange on the dollar is going to hurt you on this. In Canadian funds I was into this (shipping/brokerage/GST included) for under $4k. If you had a US address to ship to then they will ship for free and you would save the $150 on the broker. The shipping cost me $400 to get it to Calgary.

It was still worth it. I also have a brand new (less than 500 miles) set of Towmax tires and factory spoked rims I would sell......
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It looks like your in Manitoba. Just an FYI that the exchange on the dollar is going to hurt you on this. In Canadian funds I was into this (shipping/brokerage/GST included) for under $4k. If you had a US address to ship to then they will ship for free and you would save the $150 on the broker. The shipping cost me $400 to get it to Calgary.

It was still worth it. I also have a brand new (less than 500 miles) set of Towmax tires and factory spoked rims I would sell......
Actually I live in Mississippi. Hey, at least they both start with an M.
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