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Old 04-26-2015, 10:50 AM   #1
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Which tire is best for a Pinnacle 36kpts.

i just purchased a new Pinnacle 36kpts and am a newbie. I've been reading about the China bombs and wanted to see what other people are using. I've currently got 235/80 r16 "E" rating but wanted to increase the max weight for the tire and not use a China bomb. TIA


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Old 04-26-2015, 11:17 AM   #2
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Our Pinnacle came with those same tires you have.

Couple years ago upgraded to Sailun 637's which are G's and when the time comes will buy them again.

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Old 04-26-2015, 11:31 AM   #3
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Carlisle makes a ST 235 80 r 16 in an F load range.
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Old 04-26-2015, 06:03 PM   #4
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I also just bought a pinnacle 36rsqs .i'm curious what you found out about the tires I have not heard anything about the China bombs.
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Old 04-26-2015, 06:05 PM   #5
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We also switched or Pinnacle from the factory installed "E" Rated tires to the Sailun "G" Rated tires.
We got many years and many miles of great service out of them.
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Old 04-30-2015, 10:02 PM   #6
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G-rated tires are one possibility, as mentioned in the above replies. Check the pressure rating of your wheels if you choose this option. G's require 110 psi to carry their max load.
Another option, if you intend loading to capacity or doing lots of miles, is to do a conversion to 17.5 inch wheels and H-rated tires. This will give you 4805 lbs per tire capacity, lots of extra margin. This is the option that I chose. For the complete story, read our blog article here.

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Old 04-30-2015, 11:06 PM   #7
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17.5" here as well. Hi-Spec Series 3 wheels running Goodyear G114. 4805 max load at 125psi.
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Old 05-01-2015, 01:15 AM   #8
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I put a set of cooper E rated light truck tires on a 5er I had and they wore like iron, I didn't notice any difference in performance of my TV and I think the goods in the trailer didn't bounce around as much.
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Old 05-04-2015, 07:23 PM   #9
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I bought 4 TaskMaster 14ply from Discount Tire balanced with the free replacement and Road Hazard warranty for my 2012 Pinnacle because the Goodyear (china) Marathons OE's looked like eggs and so far so good.
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Old 05-05-2015, 06:36 AM   #10
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Good Year G614's here. My Designer's wheels are rated for 110psi.


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