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Old 04-22-2015, 06:18 PM   #1
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Best tire for towing these big travel trailers

I was looking to start a poll on what tire , or tire brand people are using or recommend as a good tire for the tow vehicle. So what tire would you recommend. Tell us the brand and tire type, AT, etc. Mileage you have gotten or have.
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Old 04-22-2015, 06:52 PM   #2
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I'm a big fan of toyo's I have always got good mileage out of them, and I only use 10 ply on my pickups.
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My observations are that people hate the Tow Max and quickly trade them out for Goodyear or Maxxis

I have also seen occasional good comments on some lesson known brands too.

My Tow Max tires are 1 years old with about 1500 miles on them. I'm recently a little spooked and I am considering changing as well
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My observations are that people hate the Tow Max and quickly trade them out for Goodyear or Maxxis

I have also seen occasional good comments on some lesson known brands too.

My Tow Max tires are 1 years old with about 1500 miles on them. I'm recently a little spooked and I am considering changing as well
I think he is asking for opinions on tow vehicle tires?
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My truck came with E rated Continentals. They were shot by 30k. I put all new Michelin LTX-MS2. They wore unevenly and were prone to cracking on the sidewalls. I replaced 3 of them and had the same results with all. I am still running 2 of them and am running Firestone Transforce HT's on the back. So far, 10K and they are still looking new. I am getting ready to replace the other 2 Michelin's with Firestone Transforce in a few weeks.
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Old 04-22-2015, 07:22 PM   #6
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IMHO the best tires for these big trailers are 16" LT tires. ST tires are all foreign made and I think that they are Junk! Jayco is offering a 16" option on the 16 Eagle TT, the only issue that I have is that they are still using the Taiwan Maxxis tires. LT tires have a much higher speed rating and much longer tire life. Airstream is putting 16" Michelin LTX MS2 tires on their new Classic - standard. The same tires that are on my new F-350. It won't be long before everyone starts putting 16" LT tires on all these larger trailers. I am probably going to order a new 16 Eagle 330RSTS TT when they become available in late summer - new floorplan for 16. The first thing that I am going to do is buy a new set of 14 ply Goodyear G614 commercial trailer tires and high - spec wheels that are rated for 110 PSI. The last thing that I want to have to worry about when I am running 75 in 110 degree heat is blowing a tire! Or is that 110 in 75 degree heat? Either way I'm good!
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On a bigger fifth wheel upgrade to the 17.5" wheels and run the Goodyear G114. Then no worries other than spilling mothers lemonade.
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Michelin LTX A/T 2, E rated, 40 thousand miles on them, still 2/3 left, have more tread left then the brand new Bridgestone dueler my truck came with
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My bad! I thought by the title we were talking about trailer tires. I have Michelin LTX MS2 tires in 10 ply on my new F-350. So far I love them! I have always been a fan of Michelin's. I have also had good luck with Bridgestone's and Goodyear's.
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On a bigger fifth wheel upgrade to the 17.5" wheels and run the Goodyear G114. Then no worries other than spilling mothers lemonade.
I totally agree! 17.5" on fifth wheels. I was talking travel trailers.
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