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Old 06-11-2018, 12:05 PM   #1
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Jayco contacted about using Endurance tires

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I'm a new used Jayco 24RKS owner and contacted Jayco for advice on upgrading from Rainier 205-75-14 tires to Goodyear Endurance 205 or 215-75-14 tires. I received this answer:
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Good Morning Michael,

Thank you for contacting Jayco. My records indicate your tire pressure is 50 PSI. I don’t recommend adding anything higher due to it not being factory tested. Also, for the size of your tire, I don’t recommend adding anything bigger either for the same reason.

Thank you
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Has anyone done this upgrade that currently have OEM tires? I would trust the new and more robust Goodyears more than the 2 year old tires with 7,000 miles that I have logged on them. Am planning a 10,000 mile trip to Alaska and need to upgrade.

Appreciate your thoughts.

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Old 06-11-2018, 12:12 PM   #2
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I would replace the rainier tires. I haven’t heard a lot of good things about them.

I replaced the stock rainier tires on my north point the day I took it home.
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Appreciate your thoughts.
They will never recommend any kind of upgrade or change that was not an option. It's a CYA on their part. If something goes wrong you can't say "JAYCO said it was OK".
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Old 06-11-2018, 12:32 PM   #4
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Most likely your rims are not rated to the air pressure that the new tire will need, so Jayco would be correct at that point. E rated tires have an 80 psi pressure and a g rated is 110 psi. On the inside rim is stamped the load rating and or psi rating. look at that. Go buy the rim stamp and not the chart our someone might inflate the tire over the recommend pressure for the rim.
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Old 06-11-2018, 12:37 PM   #5
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This might help.
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Murf! This is EXACTLY what I was looking for. I can keep the OEM rims that are probably rated for 50psi. The recommended pressure for the Endurance tires for the maximum load of the trailer is perfect. I have read other posts about tires where members say "always go with the maximum pressure rating of the tire." That didn't seem right from an engineering standpoint, and going with the Goodyear chart, I can see that those tires will work. Thanks man!
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I did this before my first trip went from Rainier 205-75-14 tires to Goodyear Endurance 215-75-14 tires. I keep them inflated to 60 psi.
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When I was looking for new tires, I called Jayco, and asked what the rims were rated for as I was buying new tires. They told me 65 psi.

Maybe just the wording used.
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Old 06-11-2018, 05:05 PM   #9
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Thanks for the input folks. I appreciate the chart Murf - if I'm reading it right, for my max trailer weight (loaded for travel) of 6,000 lbs - or about 1,500 lbs per wheel - I could run 50 to 60 psi in a 215-75-14 and the tire would be fine with that? Realizing psi adjustment for trailer ride quality.
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Your message Subject is misleading. I re-read Jayco's response several times and don't see anything about not recommending running the Goodyear Endurance tire.

The 215 75r14 tire is a little more than half an inch taller than the 205 75r14, so just make sure you have the clearance for the larger tire.

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