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Old 09-03-2014, 04:41 AM   #11
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Fit great, I installed sway bars etc and adjusted hitch after install. Top,of ball at 26 inches. Still 4 inches of clearance on top of tires. This is sitting at inks lake state park now. Tows better as well.



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Old 09-09-2014, 07:43 PM   #12
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Just thought I would throw this out there. Many of us have heard about how good Maxxis tires are. I am currently replacing the Towmax tires on my 2014 Eagle with Maxxis tires (D to E rating). Turns out a good friend of mine works for a distributor of Maxxis tires in Louisiana. They cover LA, and parts of TX. In the past Three years since he has worked there they have had zero returns or problems with the Maxxis tires. Zip.
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Old 09-09-2014, 09:21 PM   #13
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I like the idea of the 16 inch tires. I replaced my load range D ST trailer tires on 15 inch wheels with load range E LT light truck tires on 16 inch wheels. I did the regular steel wheel. I utilize the manufacturer inflation chart and inflate for the approximate load - max inflation is 80 psi but I run at 70 psi. Without going to a scale for every trip, I think the tires are running at a little less than 80% of rated capacity.

New to me this year was a tire pressure monitoring system. Over six trips this summer, it seems the tires run somewhere between five and ten degrees (F) over the ambient temperature.

A far less high-tech method is placing the hand on the truck tires and then the trailer tires after several hours on the road. The trailer tires are cooler to the hand than the truck tires. Neither truck nor trailer tires feel hot to the touch.

To be clear, the highest temperature I experienced so far was 95 degrees F.

The cost of additional piece of mind - I don't worry about having a tire blow out.
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Old 09-09-2014, 09:42 PM   #14
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Yes, I been doing he same thing. Tires just warm...never hot.
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Just thought I would throw this out there. Many of us have heard about how good Maxxis tires are. I am currently replacing the Towmax tires on my 2014 Eagle with Maxxis tires (D to E rating). Turns out a good friend of mine works for a distributor of Maxxis tires in Louisiana. They cover LA, and parts of TX. In the past Three years since he has worked there they have had zero returns or problems with the Maxxis tires. Zip.
That's what I did. I called the rim manufacturer and discovered my rims were 80psi rated so I went with the Maxxis E's.
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Old 09-10-2014, 07:53 PM   #16
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eldermike I like the idea of going to 16" as well but not Towmax tires. I am getting rid of Towmax and going with Maxxis E rated 15". There have been way too many posts about problems with Towmax tires. With everything I've read Maxxis tires seems to be the way to go hands down.
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Old 10-22-2014, 02:50 AM   #17
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16" tires

One more follow-up nag - how's those 16" tires and wheels working for you after you've had a few months on them?

No bottoming issues?

Do you think you have a little more frame clearance? I would think so - but it would make that first step up the porch a little higher.

The reason I'm following up so much on these as we have a 60 day trip to Alaska planned for next July/Aug (2015) and highway conditions aren't always that great. Definitely going to up the load range but if I can get a little more clearance that would be a plus too.

Sorry for being a PITA, thanks in advance.

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Old 10-22-2014, 03:36 AM   #18
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Tires are great. No issues with clearance. Seems to tow easier. Total height increase only about 1 to 1 1/2 inch so no step issues. Best improvement I've done.
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Old 10-22-2014, 07:00 AM   #19
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X2 on the Maxxis E. I just replaced the junk Towmax tires that came on my new Eagle with the Maxxis tires yesterday. I think there are about 800 miles on the Towmax tires. Anybody want to buy them? They look like new. 225/75r15. D rated.
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Fit great, I installed sway bars etc and adjusted hitch after install. Top,of ball at 26 inches. Still 4 inches of clearance on top of tires. This is sitting at inks lake state park now. Tows better as well.



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Really like your RV. I was doing research on tires and wheels before finalizing my order for a new 2016 Jayco Eagle 330RSTS. Very similar to yours.

I think I will upgrade to the Maxxis M8008 16 inch.

Once again, beautiful rig.
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