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Old 09-23-2012, 07:28 PM   #1
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Hi All, I am looking for Trailer Tire Recommendations. I own a Jayco FB22. Came with Stock Goodyear tires.
Went on a 11000 mile trip to Alaska and had one blowout. It was probably due to driving over 65mph. During most of the trip I was keeping it under 65, but while in South Dakota on the home stretch I was hitting 70+ when the failure occurred. I am now looking to replace all 4 tires and am looking for advice. I might stick with Goodyear and switch to either "D" or "E" rated tires the Stock tires were "C".

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Old 09-24-2012, 04:21 AM   #2
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Not sure what the weight is on your unit, but upgrading to at least D range is probably a good idea. Sure can't hurt. On the GY, I am assuming that you may have Marathons on your trailer. I personally have had very bad experience with Marathons, and would not use them again. Had two that sidewall separated and blew out while sitting in my driveway over last winter. You will find numerous other posts on the JOF that also reflect bad experiences with Marathons. Replaced them with Maxxis, and have had no further trouble.
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:38 AM   #3
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If you like to drive your RV over 65 then I think you should look at truck tires for it. Load range E or better..
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If you like to drive your RV over 65 then I think you should look at truck tires for it. Load range E or better..
I agree Seann Lt for higher speeds.
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:53 PM   #5
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If you want trailer tires go with maxxis. I agree with the others LT are better at higher speeds.
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If you like to drive your RV over 65 then I think you should look at truck tires for it. Load range E or better..
Hard to find a 15" LT tire, let alone in load range E.
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Perhaps it would be cheaper and easier to try to reduce your speed to around 60. There is less risk of blowing a tire at lower speeds. Not trying to tell you what to do, but maybe this would be a safer option. JMHO
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