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Old 08-04-2014, 06:03 PM   #1
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Upgrade tires and wheels

New here but not new to RVing.
Just traded in a 2012 avalanche , 330re, 5th whl, 4 slide for a 2015 Jayco eagle premier 338RET. I have had problems with tires before and want to stop them before they happen.
I'm thinking hard about ordering 16 inch 6 hole aluminum tire wheel package with 3500 pound rating to replace the 15 inch, 2500 pound rating, that came on the trailer. Cost $800 delivered and I should be able to sell the factory new tires for $500 at least or for $300 a total upgrade. Has anyone else done this. Any pro-cons.
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Old 08-04-2014, 06:19 PM   #2
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$800 to buy 4 16" rims and tires sounds like an amazing deal. What brand and weight rating are the tires?

I might suggest you simply look to upgrade your tire and keep your 15" rims. If you could find either a E or G rated tire for your factory rims, you might be well ahead of the game. The tires are usually the weak link, as the manufacturer tend to put the most cost efficient (also known as CHEAPEST) rubber they can get on the wheels. I kept my factory steelies on my current trailer and upgraded to D range tires that have a rating that is TWICE as much as my trailer weighs. Makes me feel a lot more comfortable with that amount of overkill.
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Old 08-04-2014, 06:23 PM   #3
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16 Aluminum Trailer 6 Lug Wheel and Radial Tire 235/80R16 SU511G
From http://shop.wheelsexpressonline.com/...1G-2358016.htm
3520 pounds...
$800 for 4 delivered, mounted and balanced.
I couldn't help my self...I went ahead and ordered.
I measured...plenty of room.
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Old 08-05-2014, 04:11 AM   #4
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That is an amazing deal. When I bought my D range 15" tires this winter they were $100 each shipped, then I had to pay $20 to mount each tire on my old steel rims...
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Old 08-05-2014, 05:40 AM   #5
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I can't think of any "cons"...., as a matter of fact I upgraded to new aluminum rims and went from a "D" to and "E" rated tire a couple of years ago, but stayed with 15" rims do to clearance issues.

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I'm not really sure of the tire quality but with the excess weight capacity they should last two to three years with no problems.
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Definitely let us know how they work out. I'd like to upgrade tires at the end of the season and have thought about just getting a wheel and tire package...
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I put Maxxis E rated tires on my OEM rims. The rims were rated for 80 psi so no need to upgrade.
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16 inch Tires and wheels came in while we were in Silverton CO, 4 wheeling. Went by dlr today and camper will be ready for pick up on 8-24...gonna head to Port A until the 22. . Can't wait. I'll post pics of what it looks like with the factory 15 vs the new 16's.
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Follow-up??

Texashighsheriff,

Any follow-up on those wheels/tires?

I'm mostly interested in how they fit - any chance of scraping?
Also, did changing the height of the trailer cause any hitch adjustments?

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