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Old 02-23-2014, 11:50 AM   #1
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We just purchased a Whitehawk 28DSBH and will be towing with a 2013 Ford F150 ecoboost, I have heard different people tell me that I will want to upgrade my truck tires to a more heavy duty rating. Is this needed or would it just be a waste if I'm not traveling the whole country with my TT. I'm not sure what rating or # of ply that comes standard on the truck. Any help would be greatly appreciated, as we are taking our first trip from MN to Rapid City this June.

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Old 02-23-2014, 12:09 PM   #2
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If you have P rated tires you will probably want to go to LT. They will be much more stable, but your unloaded ride will be stiffer.

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Old 02-23-2014, 12:26 PM   #3
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Congrats on the new trailer. We were just eyeing up the Whitehawks at the past RV show but decided we would stick with our Jayfeather. We just bought a 2013 F-150 with the 5 liter engine. Ours has the 20" Pirelli Scorpion P rated tires. The load rating for the tires match the capacity of the truck but at some point I would like to change to a LT (light truck) rated tires. The difference between the two is the LT have a stronger side wall which helps keep the tires from flexing side to side while under load. The P rated tires are softer which will give a nicer ride when it's not loaded but flex and bulge more when under load. Ryan
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Old 02-23-2014, 01:43 PM   #4
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Old 02-23-2014, 01:44 PM   #5
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Congrats! And that's a great layout and beautiful trailer!

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Old 02-23-2014, 02:19 PM   #6
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Congratulations on the new TT and welcome!
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Old 02-23-2014, 02:41 PM   #7
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Congrats on your new trailer. We just purchased the same one and will pick it up from the dealer in a couple months. I also have the F150 with the 5.0 but had special ordered mine with the Off Road Pkg that included LT tires. Enjoy your new trailer.
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Old 02-23-2014, 02:55 PM   #8
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Old 02-23-2014, 03:17 PM   #9
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Congrats on your purchase and welcome to JOF! I would suggest taking your TV and TT to a CAT scale fully loaded like you would be going camping to verify that you are within the weight limits of your truck.

BTW....nice choice on the ecobeast, I have had mine for 3 months and love it!
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Old 02-23-2014, 06:52 PM   #10
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Welcome to JOF. Try the tires you have and see if you notice that they are too soft for your liking. The LT's are a firmer more supportive tire but you will notice a harder ride when not towing. A trade-off you have to consider but they are safer.

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